A good Samaritan brought in a Red-tail Hawk found standing by the side of the road. Evelyn determined the injuries, which luckily were minor. The raptor then did a quick recovery at DVWR and released into the Nevada sky!
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 […]
Using a red headlamp to preserve her and bird’s night vision, Evelyn tube fed dehydrated and starving Ibis & Avocets late into the night. A small percentage survived the botulism outbreak at Carson Lake and Stillwater near Fallon that killed thousands of birds. The ones in Evelyn’s care are weak, yet some are beginning to […]
American Kestrels are fledging now and sometimes they need some extra help like this young one. They eat spiders, moths, cicadas and grasshoppers to name just a small portion of their diet, which is a good reason not to spray pesticides. Mike and the kestrel exchange information at intake.
A cat raided a rabbit’s nest. Hopefully this 9 day old cottontail, with eyes still closed, will grow strong & then when old enough be returned to the wild.
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 […]
A baby Great Horned Owl is receiving care at DVWR along with the bunnies.
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.
Great Horned Owl
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.