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!

New Arrival-a Short Stay

Evelyn assessed just a short stay at DVWR for this young hawk. Possibly stunned from a window strike, proper nutrition will boost the hawk’s strength and flying skills in preparation for release.


One More Baby

A sleepy baby Swainson’s Hawk arrived at DVWR.  A very kindly bird lover and member of the Audubon Society found the hawk that had been blown from its nest in Elko and together they drove to Fallon!  Along the way, a Fallon NDOW biologist was able to monitor care & feeding, thank goodness for cell phone technology!  Now safely settled in at DVWR, prognosis is excellent.


Red-tailed Release

After a return to health at DVWR, this Red-tailed Hawk made a quick exit!


An “EGG-citing time”

For safety reasons, the power company removed a Red-tailed Hawk Nest and quickly brought it Evelyn.  Two hatched in good health!

Babies, Babies….









Great Horned Owls

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.