Due in part to its proximity to Lake Mead National Recreation Area, SouthShore is home to a wide variety of wildlife including: coyotes, rabbits, turtles, over 240 species of birds, and one of SouthShore’s most precious resource, the Bighorn Sheep.
SouthShore is favored by the Bighorn Sheep for its rocky terrain, broken up by washes and canyon, making it a perfect breeding ground for the sheep. Breeding season generally extends from July through September. After a six-month gestation period, most ewes will give birth to one lamb per year.
SouthShore residents and Country Club members can observe these sheep from October through June, grazing among the hillsides and golf fairways. It’s not unusual for the sheep to feed along the 9th green, next to the Clubhouse. Although rams may go three days without water, ewes and lambs come to watering holes almost daily during hot, dry summer months.
Even the recreational birdwatcher can view several dozen species of birds throughout SouthShore and Lake Las Vegas. Nestled among the more common lake birds of duck, geese and coots, SouthShore residents will find Blue Heron, Great Egrets, Osprey, Cooper’s Hawks and Golden Eagles.
To learn more about the wildlife around SouthShore and the greater Las Vegas area, please visit: https://birdandhike.com/Wildlife/_Wildl_index.htm