Stillwater Point Reservoir by Marie Nygren
The Spring Wings Bird Festival is being reorganized and will not be held in 2024. Please stay tuned for future plans.
2023 Bird Scavenger Hunt
Find the following list of birds in Lahontan Valley, Drop off your completed scavenger hunt at Festival Central in Oats Park by 11:00am Sunday and get entered in a drawing to win a prize. (Hint, hint…..The five self guided tour locations would be great places to look for these birds!)
2023 Great Basin Bird Observatory
Practice your bird viewing skills with the GBBO Bird-a-Thon! GBBO is hosting the 2023 Nevada Bird-a-thon, a state-wide birding community event and fundraiser for bird conservation. Teams and individuals are invited to participate by choosing one 24-hour period between May 5th-15th and then record as many bird species within Nevada as possible. You can also opt to bird from home and create a yard bird list for the duration of the event! Prizes will be awarded in categories including Most
Species Observed and Most Funds Raised.
GBBO’s proceeds from the Nevada
Bird-a-thon 20223 will go towards community science projects and research benefiting some of Nevada’s species in greatest need.
2023 Big Day Birding Competition
Find as many birds as you can on May 20th from 12:01am Saturday morning til 11:59pm Saturday night. You can start from home, or Festival Central in Fallon, or where ever you desire. There is no geographical limit. Results can be reported anytime on Saturday, and no later than 11:00am on Sunday at Festival Central in Oats Park, Fallon, NV. Sightings will be based on the honor system, but reports will be spot checked by some expert birders, and our selection of the winner will be final. The individual or team who spots the greatest number of species will get their name engraved on the first ever Spring Wings Big Day Birding Contest trophy and bragging rights until the next festival! The trophy will be maintained on display at the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge office in Fallon.
2023 Spring Wings Bird Festival Passports
A fun and simple activity for kids 12 and under. Pick up a passport for the self-guided tour locations at Festival Central, or download one here. Take your kid(s) to each location and get their passport stamped or take a photo of the location (and maybe even let them explore a bit!). Plan on going to Stillwater NWR for your last stamp and present your completed passport to the refuge staff there to get a free ride on an AIRBOAT! Boat rides are for kids 12 and under and one parent/guardian. Present passport by Saturday 4:00 pm at Stillwater NWR.
2023 Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Open House!
Stop by the new refuge Headquarters located at 3175 Freeman Lane, Fallon, NV and visit with refuge staff. We will be giving free tours of the refuge hourly starting at 7:00 am.