Red Rock Canyon NV


I got up super early (5:30 a.m.) and drove out to Red Rock Canyon National Park. First I drove up Calico Basin Road to look for birds and in some ways this was the best of the day with Gambel’s quails, mourning doves, house sparrows and cottontail bunnies at the Red Spring Picnic area. There was a big sign saying the national park didn’t open till 9:00 so I continued west and visited the little town of Blue Diamond where I checked out the birds in the trees at that town park (starlings one and all). Heading back east I found the Spring Mountain Ranch State Park open to drive through traffic though the buildings weren’t open yet. This is a great little park with good birding areas. I’d like to come back in the spring. Then lastly I got back to Red Rock Canyon which was now open. It…

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