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Ridgway’s rail has record year

A Ridgway's Rail sits in the wetlands at the Las Vegas Wash.

Biologists have been busy this spring tracking Yuma Ridgway’s rail.

After missing out on annual marsh bird surveys last year due to COVID-19, this season has already produced record detections.

Detections of this endangered bird at the Las Vegas Wash have been sporadic in recent years with many years of zero detections. This year, biologists have identified four individual birds during protocol surveys.

Two individuals have been identified at the In-Lieu Fee Mitigation Wetlands, and a third was identified along the Wash upstream of the Pabco Weir and trailhead.

The upward trend in detections of these protected birds are one of many rewards of our wetlands restoration efforts over the years.

Learn more about birds at the Wash.

Las Vegas Wash Project Coordination Team • 100 City Parkway, Suite 700 • Las Vegas, NV 89106 • (702) 822-3300