Friends of Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge

Concert for the Birds

27 Sep 2011 3:30 PM | Anonymous
Last Sunday was the annual Concert for the Birds, a great success. Hundreds of Las Vegans came to hear the Mariachi CardeƱal Infantil from the Las Vegas City Schools. The weather was spectacular, the food terrific, and the music sublime.

Be sure to visit the Photo album to see what was happening. And don't forget to come to next year's event in September 2012!

Here's what Friend board member Emelie Olsen said about the day:

"It was a great day.   From the information desk, I was most impressed with the excitement of the kids in the exhibit room, and it wasn't just the sand table they loved.   They really liked the displays, like the egg display and the animal pelts, for example.   Some parents had to work really hard to get their kids out of the exhibit room to do some of the other great stuff.   Painting a hawk's talon is also amazingly popular, from tiny children to adults--even a couple Highlands students!

"And then there was the wide-eyed wonder of one little girl who looked at the rough-legged hawk in the lobby and commented, 'It looks like a real bird!"\', clearly assuming it couldn't possibly be true.  I assured her it was, and she looked up at it again, awe-struck.

"Other adults commented on how beautiful the headquarters is, which they had never seen, though they live in Las Vegas or surroundings.  

When I could, I asked people signing in at the information desk  if this was their first time at the Refuge.  In a non-scientific guess, I judged that it was a first visit for about half of them.     Let's hope they all fell in love with the Refuge and with Nature and will return again and again. 


  • 27 Sep 2011 7:24 PM | Sonya Berg
    As a Friends member, this was an extraordinary day. We exceeded our previous attendance with 350 people participating in this outdoor event. The Mariachi Band was fabulous as well as the entire event. We will work hard to produce an even better event next year for the greater Las Vegas community.
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  • 28 Sep 2011 9:28 AM | Anonymous
    A great day had by all at our recent Concert for the Birds. It was so good to see parents and their children out in nature enjoying their National Wildlife Refuge. Truly a wonderful family experience.
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  • 19 Oct 2011 10:24 PM | Jo Rita Jordan
    You can see photos from the Concert for the Birds in the Photo Gallery (home page).
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