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Birdwatching in Corn Creek, Nevada 2024

Visit one of Nevada's best birding sites and a desert oasis

Best time: March–May | September–November

Birdwatching in Corn Creek
Birdwatching in Corn Creek
Birdwatching in Corn Creek
Birdwatching in Corn Creek
Birdwatching in Corn Creek

Corn Creek is located in the Desert National Wildlife Refuge. You can stroll along nature trails, visit streams and ponds, and see lush vegetation which makes this place especially attractive to our feathered friends. Enjoy bird watching in a calm outdoor setting. You can find more than 320 species, especially desert and migratory birds.

The most common species of birds are Crissal and Le Conte’s Thrasher, Phainopepla, Western Kingbird, Warbler, Sparrow, Sapsucker, Woodpecker, Flicker, Kinglet, Roadrunner, and more.

Corn Creek is located at an elevation of almost 1,000 m, so it can be several degrees colder than in Las Vegas. The best time to visit is during fall and spring bird migrations, in the morning and evening hours.

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What time of year is ideal for bird watching in Corn Creek?

Spring and fall migrations, between March-May and September-November, are the ideal times to go bird watching at Corn Creek. You can see various species of desert and migratory birds during these months. The best time of day is mornings and evenings when birds are most active. It is also cooler during these times, especially in fall. Show more

How many different bird species can you observe at Corn Creek?

There are over 320 species of birds to observe at Corn Creek, including unique species such as Crissal and Le Conte's Thrasher, as well as Phainopepla, Western Kingbird, Warbler, Sparrow, Woodpecker, Flicker, Kinglet, and Roadrunner. The diverse desert and oasis scenery makes this an important site for visiting bird-watchers from all over the world. Show more

What is the location of Corn Creek in Nevada?

Corn Creek is situated approximately 23 miles to the northwest of Las Vegas in the Desert National Wildlife Refuge. To find it, you must follow the signage in the Refuge for about 18 miles after traveling north from Las Vegas on Highway 95. Corn Creek has hiking trails, a picnic area, and a visitor center, all set amidst a special desert environment filled with oasis and unique desert vegetation. Show more

Which bird species can you find exclusively at Corn Creek?

Corn Creek is home to many species of birds not commonly found in other areas, such as Phainopepla, Crissal and Le Conte's Thrasher, as well as the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher. In addition to these unique species, visitors can also spot other desert and migratory birds in the area thanks to the habitats created by its diverse oasis and desert environment. Show more

Can you visit the Corn Creek site at any time of day?

Corn Creek is accessible any time of day, but the best times for bird-watching are mornings and evenings, particularly during migrations. Birds are more active during the cooler temperatures of these times. The park is typically open from dawn to dusk, allowing plenty of time to discover the trails, flora, fauna and appreciate bird-watching. Show more

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