Flycatchers surprise with "egg-cellent" development
In a series of firsts for the Las Vegas Wash project and Clark County Wetlands Park, biologists have documented a breeding pair of southwestern willow flycatchers.
After several weeks of carefully observing the pair interact, field staff found their nest, with an egg in it about the size of a marble.
Biologists have only identified breeding territories of the federally endangered species at the Wash a few times during 25 years of formal surveys, and this is the first time in program history they have documented a pair, nest or egg.
The nest is located in a thick patch of cottonwood and willow trees and provides new, exciting evidence of the success of the Las Vegas Wash Coordination Committee’s management of the Wash.
Where to go at the Las Vegas Wash
Clark County Wetlands Park
- 210-acre Nature Preserve
- Miles of trails for walking, biking, bird watching and more
- Nature Center with 10,000 square feet of interactive displays, artwork and activities
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
- Home to thousands of migratory and resident desert birds
- Nine ponds available for birding
- 3/4-mile long trail accessible by wheelchair
See how the wetlands at the Wash clean the water that runs through them, filtering out harmful residues from fertilizers, oils and other contaminants that flow downstream.
Find out how we are working to replace hundreds of acres of lost wetlands vegetation through restoration efforts.
Learn how we study hundreds of birds, fish and other wildlife species at the Las Vegas Wash.
Upcoming events and meetings
Parents' Night Out: Twilight Investigations at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
Aug. 6, 2022, 6 - 9 p.m.
Beaver Walk at the Clark County Wetlands Park
Aug. 20, 2022, 5:30 - 7 a.m.
Green-Up at the Warm Springs Natural Area
Oct. 15, 2022, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
No meetings scheduled for August