Amid the COVID 19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Dayton Valley Wildlife Reststop is accepting injured and orphaned wildlife. Please read this special notice regarding our policies during this time.
The safety of our staff, volunteers, and community is essential.   This policy includes all members of the general public as well as rescuers.  If you find an orphaned or injured animal in need of help, please call Dayton Valley Wildlife Reststop 775-246-0470. We will discuss safe drop off protocols with you by phone.  Our priority is to keep our animal care team healthy and safe so they can continue to focus on caring for our residents. Please do not come to the center. You may get an answering machine but your call will be returned.
If you find injured or orphaned wildlife please place it in a box away from pets and children.   Please have an adult make the call as care instructions will be given. You will need to help arrange transport for the bird or mammal.  We appreciate your cooperation and support at this time!

Babies on the way!

This time of year babies of various species are brought to DVWR for care.   Two Great Horned Owls recently arrived and received excellent prognosis. Once they achieve a certain level of growth and demonstrate hunting abilities they will be returned to the wild.

Red-shouldered Hawk

Hopefully just a quick rest at DVWRS for this raptor.

 An observant resident notified the Fallon office of Department of Wildlife the hawk was on the ground unable to fly.  Not seen as frequently as other hawks, it is good news the Red-shouldered Hawk is expected a quick recovery.

Egret Release

After arriving quite famished from migration and unable to fly, the Egret regained good health under Evelyn’s specialized care and was then released to a beneficial habitat.

 

Spring Babies

A regal eagle

Beautiful Golden Eagle from the Eureka area is doing very well after a truck windshield strike.

 Spotted Owl from Northern Nevada is also on the mend.

Recovery & Release at DVWR

An open neck wound on the grebe is healing nicely.

Before flight, the hawk chatted with Evelyn.

A second hawk on release landed  on truck roof to survey the area before taking flight .

A Great Horned Owl is recovering  from                  being caught on barbed-wire fence.

Back in the water after a painful situation.

One of the many first aid procedures recently at DVWR included Evelyn skillfully removing a fishhook caught in the throat of a cormorant.  A release was then in order.  Evelyn kept the beak secure at waters edge as they can quickly defensively jab with their beak.  The cormorant was returned to its habitat and happily took to the water.

Baby Great Horned Owl

Spring brings new life to DVWR.

Photo of rescued baby Great Horned Owl

at just a few days old and then 10 days later

looking well-fed and growing!

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The mighty takes flight.

After a very specialized treatment plan, the eagle recovered and was transported

for release.   The eagle flew to a large cottonwood tree looked around for about twenty minutes

then took off for parts unknown.

 

Release season…

After months of constant care they successfully took their leave.