The Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve is home to thousands of migratory waterfowl as well as numerous resident desert birds. There are nine ponds available for birding, surrounded by both paved and soft surfaces. The paved path is approximately 3/4 of a mile long and is accessible by wheelchair. The soft surfaces are mostly level and allow for easy walking. When you visit, expect to do a lot of walking and allow yourself adequate time to visit the area. We also recommend that you wear appropriate clothing and comfortable, sturdy shoes. Bring water, a hat, and wear sunscreen. If you do not have binoculars, we have some available for loan.
The Preserve attracts birders from around the world and was named the "Best Place for Bird Watching" in Desert Companion's 3rd Annual Best of the City.
- March-May: 6am to 2pm
- June-August: 6am to 12pm
- September-November: 6am to 2pm
- December-February: 7am-2pm
The last entry is 30 minutes before closing.