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.

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