Success On So Many Levels!!

During an overnight rainstorm a large cottonwood tree fell across a swiftly flowing ditch in Fallon. The next morning a passing bicyclist noticed a injured hawk on the downed tree and notified Department of Wildlife. The responding biologist while cautiously balancing across the tree over the still flowing ditch, retrieved a Swainson’s Hawk.  At first glance a rotated fracture of the wrist seemed to be the injury.  Yes, on a bird it’s called a wrist!  Examined later by Evelyn at DVWR, her trained eye determined there was no fracture but the wing had twisted at the wrist and caught back over the elbow, and yes, it’s called an elbow!  Evelyn expertly manipulated the wing back into place.   After a few days of flight exercise and care at DVWR, the bird was released at the same place in Fallon.  The hawk quickly flew to a nearby cottonwood where a second Swainson’s Hawk suddenly emerged.  The two then circled high in the air and exchanged social calls.  Because they are believed to be a mated pair, it was fortunate the two reunited so quickly during this incubating and hatching season.  A wonderful success story in the bird rehabbing world!!

Please consider sending a donation to Dayton Valley Wildlife Reststop for the ongoing care of Nevada’s wildlife.

Baby Season!


A baby Great Horned Owl is receiving care at DVWR along

with the bunnies.

Girl Scout Troop 317 is at it again!!

 This time they built and installed feeding stations for the flight pens.  Their hard work included covering the platforms with astro turf and of course some artistic designs on the base!  Much appreciation for the troops hard work and continued efforts at DVWR.


Newest arrival at DVWR

Great Horned Owl

New Flight Pen!

Many thanks to Girl Scout Troop 317!  The hard-working troop designed, raised money for materials, built & set-up a new flight pen. Troop Leaders Lesli Spears and Robin Fowler with Scouts Emma, Neva, Lauren, Page, Hailey, Soleil, Raechel, Lexi, Sophia and Katrina did a remarkable job and the first resident settled right in.

Lots happening at DVWR

Baby Hummingbirds arrive at DVWR with their own sleeping quarters.

Red-tail Hawks & Golden Eagle Release


It’s the Season….

The orphaned young are receiving great care at DVWR.  A Kestrel, 2 Copper’s Hawks and baby bunnies are newest arrivals.  Please remember to make a donation to DVWR for raptor food!


Fawn from Garson Fire at DVWR

The fawn was brought to DVWR by Nevada Department of Wildlife game warden.

Separated from its mother during the fire and saved by firefighters, the fawn will be cared for at

DVWR until old enough for release.