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!
Swainson’s on the Mend
Wing wrapped to help heal.
Another Great Horned Owl baby
New Arrival– and 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 […]
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!