Monday, June 30, 2014

Wetlands and Wings Program

June 30, 2014:

Here are a few pictures from last weekend of youth helping with wildlife research both on and off the refuge. They helped with habitat restoration and community outreach, as well as participated in environmental education programs and ongoing bird-banding projects.



Be sure and click on our Wetlands and Wings tab to stay current!

FOSWNR Bylaws

To see our bylaws, click on the following link to access the PDF: Friends of Stillwater NWR Bylaws.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A BBQ to Say 'Thanks'! - Sunday, June 22

Friends of Stillwater NWR is hosting a BBQ on Sunday June 22 1pm, at Laura Mills Park in Fallon (at the end of Tedford off Williams Ave),  Burgers (beef, veggie), hot dogs, all the fixings, sides and dessert, and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided (or BYOB).

This is our way of thanking and recognizing Friends Board of Directors and members past and present, for their generous support and contributions that helped make the Spring Wings Festival and Wetlands & Wings programs a success.  We need your involvement again as we move forward to better serve the Stillwater refuge and Lahontan Valley wetlands with new outreach, education and events.

Family members are welcome to the BBQ, but we need to know how many will be attending, for planning.  Please RSVP by June 18 to: friendsofstillwaternwr@gmail.com, or call 423-5128 ext. 224.

Here's to many more years of outdoor fun and education with the Friends of Stillwater NWR!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Updated tour availability for Spring Wings Festival--4/25/14

Spring Wings kicks off tomorrow with tours on Saturday! Visit www.springwings.org for more information.              

         
Spring Wings kicks off today with tours tomorrow!
There will be plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy and exhibits in the Multi-purpose Building at the Churchill County Fairgrounds this afternoon and tomorrow from 10-4:00. Buy a seat to see an entertaining and informative show about a unique raptor bird or come in from the rain and learn about the birding commmunity in this unique area of our country.
Tours will go rain or shine--they just may require some modifications. We will inform you upon check in if anything has changed.

Here’s the updated tour availability:

“Amazing Birds of Prey”--tonight, Friday, April 25: 19 remaining seatsAdmission: $8 = 12yrs and over; $3 = under 12yrs.

Saturday, April 26:

Meander the Morning Marsh Canoe Float Tour--Saturday, April 26: 6:30-11am
7 Seats $30
Wild for the Woodies! 7:30 – 10:30am;
3 seats left; $30

Wander the Wetlands 7am – 10am; 3 seats left; $20

Birding the Historic Haunts of Fallon 4pm –7pm; 5 seats left; $20

Meander the Sunset Marsh Canoe Float Tour 4pm – 7:30pm; 5 seats left; $30

Wander the Wetlands 4pm – 7pm; 4 seats left; $20
Tours will be available for purchase at the door but cannot be reserved through email after 4:00 p.m. today. There will be a board displaying available seats and this page will be updated until 4 p.m.












Tuesday, April 22, 2014

News for Saturday's Spring Wings Festival

Free Family Fun at the Spring Wings Festival, Saturday April 26 10am - 4pm, at the Churchill County Fairgrounds in the multipurpose building! Enjoy, learn and have fun with many hands-on crafts and activities hosted by area agencies and groups.
 
Workshops:
11:30am - Have lunch with a wood duck family as you watch their amazing life journey in this PBS/Nature HD film "An Original Duck-u-mentary" 

1:30pm - Visit with experts from Cabela's to learn how to properly fit and use binoculars and scopes, including the latest in HD vision! 

4:30pm - Join us for a very special presentation by Jenni Jeffers, NV Dept of Wildlife biologist as she introduces you to the Valley Vultures (with a live Turkey vulture to meet up close!)

Raffles and door prize drawings for bird feeders, garden art, framed art, Vortex binoculars and more will conclude what is planned to be a great Migration Celebration weekend!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fallon Best Western Inn to offer Spring Wings Discount

The Best Western/Fallon Inn will offer a

15% discount when you mention Spring Wings!

It is located at:
1035 W. Williams Ave. in Fallon, NV

Call 775-423-6005 for more information or go to:
 
 Don't forget to visit www.springwings.org to participate in this year's festival. Sign up for tours! Less than 10 days until the events begin!
 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Updated Spring Wings Tour Availability as of 3-27-14

Although there is plenty of room left on most tours, the following tours have 5 seats or less:
 
Wild for the Woodies! on Saturday, April 26, from 7:30 – 10:30am; 3 seats left; $30
 
Wander the Wetlands on Saturday, April 26, from 7am – 10am; 5 seats left; $20 
 
Wander the Wetlands on Saturday, April 26, from 4pm – 7pm; 5 seats left; $20
 
Don't delay! Reserve your seats today and be sure to check out the other tours we're offering. Plenty of room to accommodate the whole family! Go to www.springwings.org and click on the Spring Wings Brochure link on the right-hand side. Email friendsofstillwaternwr@gmail.com to reserve your seats and receive an invoice through PayPal.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Friday Evening Show at Spring Wings

We're presenting another exciting program on Friday evening this year!

The show will be presented by Master Falconer Marie Gaspari-Crawford, one of the few female falconers in the western region. Marie shares her lifetime passion for these intelligent, beautiful birds and will show how this sport of Kings has progressed into the 21st century.

Doors open at 5:30pm with a social hour and snacks provided with paid admission. Courtesy of Friends of Stillwater NWR.

Admission: $8 = 12yrs and over; $3 = under 12yrs.
Limited seating available for this live-bird program. 
Reserve your spaces at: www.springwings.org

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Historic Haunts!

Don't miss out on our brand new tour: Birding the Historic Haunts of Fallon!
Enjoy Fallon’s hidden, historic past by mule-drawn wagon. Catch glimpses of many spring-migrant songbirds as you take a leisurely ride down memory lane.
For all levels of birders and history buffs alike.
10 seats remaining: Saturday, April 26 from 4 – 7pm. Only $20/seat.

Go to
www.springwings.org for more information.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wild for the Woodies--A Spring Wings Favorite!

If you're not sure which tour to sign up for, how about Wild for the Woodies!
 
Travel along the Carson River with Project Director Chris Nicolai and Research Biologists Ben Sedinger and Walker Price as they teach you about the ecology, research, banding, trapping, and monitoring of these beautiful and unique ducks!
 
There are two tours to choose from: a morning and an afternoon. Click on the Brochure link to the right of the page on www.springwings.org  to take part in this inspiring spring event!
 
$30 for the morning--7:30-10:30 (van), $20 for the afternoon 4:00-7:00 P.M. (carpool)