Birds and Birdwatching in Gold Butte National Monument:
Seasons and Migration, Elevation and Habitats, and Where to go Birding
Friends of Nevada Wilderness is proud to announce that our December Wild Speaker Series
will be presented by Jim Boone
. Come join the discussion about the ecology of desert birds with Jim Boone. The presentation focuses on birds in Gold Butte
, but the species and principles are broadly applicable to the southwestern deserts we love to explore. The discussion will include information on how wilderness hikers can help save local birds from the scourge of abandoned mining claim markers
that litter our public lands in Nevada. This will be an informative event you won't want to miss!
Jim Boone Biography
An outdoorsman since before birth, Jim worked a dozen seasons in western National Parks. With his wife Liz, he attended Humboldt State University (BS in Wildlife Management, 1987) and the University of Georgia (Ph.D. in Ecology, 1995). Arriving in Las Vegas in 1995, Jim did ecological research on the Nevada Test Site and began building the BirdAndHike.com
website in 2002. Now retired, Jim works on his website and land conservation issues, including the campaigns to protect Basin and Range National Monument (2015) and Gold Butte National Monument (2016), plus the Southern Nevada Open-Pipe Mining Claim Marker Knock-Down Project
(ongoing). Jim was recognized by the conservation community in 2015 (Activist of the Year), 2016 with the Trailblazer Award (lifetime service award) and in 2019 with a Special Achievement Award for work on removing abandoned mine markers from public lands.
Every first Thursday of the month, Friends of Nevada Wilderness hosts a local environmental expert at REI Boca Park in their Community Room. This is a great event for folks who are interested in the outdoors to learn more about hikes, local habitat, and ways to get involved with conservation efforts.
Doors open at 6:45 giving you enough time to socialize and grab a snack before the presentation begins at 7 pm.
Please join us at REI Boca Park every first Thursday for a new speaker every month!
December 05, 2019 at 6:45pm - 8pm