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Birding Around Corn Creek
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Historic photo: Corn Creek parking and info kiosk

Overview

Corn Creek is a tiny spot of green in a vast sea of Mojave Desert Scrub that attracts desert birds and migrant species like a magnet. Of all the places to watch birds around Las Vegas, historically this has been the best place for finding desert species, seasonal migrants, and unusual migrants -- this is where the birds showed up. Water brings in desert species, trees attract migrants (fruit and cover), but habitat changes seem to be leading to an uncertain future. Despite habitat changes, this remains a good birding place and place for watching dragonflies. Presented here are photos taken before the Visitor Center was opened in February 2014.

Link to photos of Phase 1 construction and Phase 2 construction.

Birding Corn Creek
Fall colors in the orchard (view west)
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Winter in the orchard (view west)
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Poolfish habitat (view southeast)
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Mesquite thicket during winter
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Between the pasture (left) and the boneyard (right)
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Fall colors in the orchard (view northwest)
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Cement pond
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Cement pond
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Pond 2 drained, November 2011
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Stream rerouted, November 2011
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Fall colors in the orchard (view east)
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Fall colors in the orchard (view north)
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New trails and bridges facilitate access
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Trail along the stream and orchard
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Stream flows into pasture, November 2011
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A place to sit and rest
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Trail along orchard
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Lower orchard opposite seasonal housing
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Trail along steam
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Trail along pasture
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Trail leaving pasture edge near boneyard
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Trail turns north before boneyard
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Bridge between old Ponds 2 and 3
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Old Pond 3
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Old Pond 2
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Trail through thicket toward poolfish habitat
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Trail beyond poolfish habitat (cabin to the left)
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Looking back at poolfish habitat
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Standing on porch of cabin, looking south
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returning back towards the cement pond (view S)

Happy birding! All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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