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.
A baby jackrabbit will receive TLC while at DVWR. Cornered by a dog, the baby was retrieved and arrived as a 5 day old leveret, the name for a baby jackrabbit. Even though they are called jackrabbits, the baby is a hare, differing from rabbits with larger size, longer ears and longer hind legs.
The Swainson’s hawk arrived at DVWRS as a malnourished youngster. Under Evelyn’s care for months, the raptor was then ready to be returned to Fallon. One of the DVWRS volunteers did the release.
A Red-tailed Hawk will be released in early 2014. Injured on Highway 395 in Douglas County, NV., the Red-tailed Hawk successfully recovered at Dayton Valley Wildlife Reststop. For information on Red-tailed Hawks click on the Nevada Department of Wildlife link below. http://www.ndow.org/Species/Birds/Red-tailed_Hawk/