Bird Viewing Preserve


350 E Galleria Drive
Henderson, NV 89011


Last entry 30 minutes before closing.

Open daily 7:00am-2:00pm.

Summer Hours: June-August 6:00am-Noon

Closed: January 1, July 4, November 24, December 24 & 25

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Events at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve

Fall and Winter 2022 Events

All events require registration. REGISTER HERE!


Bird Walks on various dates, ages 16+


Winter Solstice at the Bird Viewing Preserve
December 18, 2022
Ages 5+

The Bird Viewing Preserve is a wonderful place to celebrate the changing of the seasons and the beginning of winter. We welcome children and families to create warmth, spirit, and light during this event celebrating the darkest and shortest day of the year. Families will enjoy refreshments and a stroll around the ponds. We will talk about the significance of the solstice and make crafts, such as bird feeders, out of oranges, roll honeycomb beeswax candles, and decorate wintery lanterns perfect for the upcoming dark winter evenings.


Birding After Hours
October 7, 2022
Ages 5+

Join Bird Viewing Preserve Staff and Nevada Department of Wildlife naturalists and spend an evening learning about Southern Nevada’s local birds! Learn how to view through binoculars, quick and basic bird identification, and a short walk through the Preserve to look for and hopefully identify birds. Birds are most active at dawn and dusk, so if you are a night owl, this is for you. A fun and educational time will be had for children and adults alike. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult


Nature Nuts
Various Dates, Ages 4-5 years

Through stories, books, music, movement, and crafts, you can learn about birds and other creatures while on a nature walk through the preserve


Parents Night Out Twilight Investigations
November 12, 2022
Ages 6-10 years

Parents enjoy a night out while your children explore the Bird Preserve. As the sun goes down your children will explore the preserve and learn about all the nocturnal creatures.


Just for Kids Nature Series 
Various dates, for ages 3 – 10 years

Join our staff for nature-based workshop activities. We will have plenty of hands-on educational displays and games that offer a fun and positive learning environment. Visit the “raptor restaurant” and explore the menu to see if you can make the right food choice for each raptor. Learn how raptors hunt and what they eat. Create your own raptor menu and visit some of their habitats on the preserve.


Story Walk
Various Dates, all ages

The Trail Reader program features a children’s storybook installed page-by-page along a family-friendly Henderson trail. New stories are featured monthly. This program is in partnership with Henderson Libraries. Pre-registration is required.


Nature Art Series
Various Dates, Ages 18+

Be inspired by the beautiful setting of the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve. Sign up for one class or all three. All art supplies included. Participants learn the technique of rock painting and can take their rocks home or place one in our rock garden.

The Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve is located within the Water Reclamation Facility and sits on approximately 140 acres in Henderson, Nevada. 

The Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve is home to thousands of migratory waterfowl and an abundance of  resident desert birds.

The preserve features nine ponds for birding, surrounded by both paved and soft surfaces.

There is a 3/4 mile long paved path that is wheelchair accessible.

Expect to do a lot of walking and allow yourself adequate time to visit the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve.

Wear appropriate clothing for the weather
Wear comfortable and sturdy shoes
Wear a hat, or at least bring one
Wear sunscreen and/or UPF clothing
Bring plenty of water! 

Binoculars are recommended but there are some available for loan during your visit.

Please do not feed the birds or wildlife.

The Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve is located on the eastern edge of the Pacific Migratory Flyway and many of the birds are temporary visitors. Feeding wildlife disrupts natural feeding behaviors and encourages an unhealthy association with humans.

Pets are not permitted at this facility.

The Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve offers a gift shop with a selection of souvenirs, educational materials, and gifts. 

Some Information Before Your Visit


Bird Mobile Tours

Tour the Bird Preserve in style on the Bird Mobile on this guided tour. Your guide will take you to the best spots at the preserve for viewing birds and wildlife. Each tour can accommodate up to 10 guests. Join us on our scheduled weekend tours or call the Bird Preserve to arrange a private, guided tour on the Bird Mobile. 

Group Bird Mobile Cart Tours
Sa & Su • $2 per person

Private Bird Mobile Tours
$15 per hour

Guided Walking Tours

Tour the Bird Viewing Preserve on foot with BVP staff. Your guide will take you to the best spots at the preserve for viewing birds and wildlife. Plan on walking up to two miles. Bottled water and loaner binoculars will be provided. Call the preserve during operating hours to reserve your walking tour. for $4 per person