Birding is about patience. Some areas of Nevada seem barren, but nature camouflages very well and challenges you to look very hard for birds common to that area. Other locations will overwhelm you with an abundance of birds.
Water is essential both for birds and bird watchers. Always carry water! If you travel on unimproved roads, carry a shovel. Temperatures rise and fall very rapidly in the desert and mountains. These temperature changes affect when and where you will find birds. Because the temperature can change by 40 or more degrees in just a few hours, wear layers of clothing to protect yourself. A hat and sunscreen are very useful. If you are not used to the elevation, take your time.
Above all, remember that rattlesnakes and scorpions hide under rocks and logs. Gloves will protect your hands from unintentional encounters. Snakes are vital to the desert habitat so please give them a wide berth.
Here is a partial list of the birds found in Nevada, according to the Nevada Department of Wildlife: