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.

Baby in the house.

This baby hawk is receiving care at DVWR. Growing strong day by day.

From the Big to the Very Small

Injured in a collision with a semi-truck  this Golden Eagle appears to be making a good comeback.

Great horned owl babies are growing fast  and although not readily seen in the image a young hummingbird is the

smallest guest at DVWR.


A baby and way more babies…

A Great Horned Owl baby is at DVWR along with some very young jackrabbits.

All are doing well.

High wind survivor

This baby Great Horned Owl is recovering at DVWR after being blown out of the

nest during a storm and sustaining an eye injury.  Prognosis very good!

It’s Getting Busy……

The release of a Great Horned Owl and Red-tailed Hawk have kicked off the season.  New arrivals included  a Screech Owl & Golden Eagle and a rabbit  all are receiving the best care.


Fly Away!

A good Samaritan brought in a Red-tail Hawk found standing by the side of the road.  Evelyn determined the injuries, which luckily were minor.  The raptor then did a  quick recovery at DVWR and released into the Nevada sky!

Emergency Shorebird Care

For  six weeks DVWR  continued to take in hundreds of shorebirds suffering from the botulism outbreak at Carson Lake in Churchill County.  All hands were on deck for the monumental task of caring for the new arrivals.  Additional space was needed so a new flight pen was constructed under Mike’s direction,  Evelyn trained volunteers to assist with the immediate hydration & then feeding needs. With this specialized care many of the birds showed signs of recovery,  gained strength and were on their feet!  Many thanks to the onsite feeding volunteers, those who  drove 120 miles roundtrip from Fallon to Dayton Valley Wildlife Reststop bringing the suffering birds in for care, and those who coordinated and sent donations for feeding supplies.  When Evelyn determined the birds were strong enough, they were released in different wetland areas well away from Carson Lake.


Using a red headlamp to preserve her and bird’s night vision, Evelyn tube fed dehydrated and starving Ibis & Avocets late into the night.   A small percentage  survived the botulism outbreak at Carson Lake and Stillwater near Fallon that killed thousands of birds.  The ones in Evelyn’s care are weak, yet some are beginning to thrive.  DVWR needs a boost of donations to purchase food and supplies.  More birds are arriving daily.  Please consider mailing a donation to DVWR.  Call Evelyn at 775-246-0470.