Sunday, September 28, 2014

Bird-watching Tips from the Couch

Someone shared this great article about bird-watching from home. Hope you find it useful!
Click here: Bird Watching from Your Window 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Wetlands and Wings Youth Workshop Application Available Now!

UPDATE FOR 2015 SPRING EVENT

The Spring Wetlands and Wings youth workshop and hunt is set for March as an upland bird (pheasant/chuker) event.  The activity will be two 1/2 days, held in March, either on one weekend (Saturday and Sunday, 1/2 day each) or split over two weekends 1/2 days, near Fallon.

Day1: Gun safety, trap shooting clinic at Fallon Trap Club, 11am - 3pm
Day 2: Upland bird workshop and mentored hunt, 9am - 3pm

Cost to youth participants is FREE for both days!

The application for the Spring 2015 youth outdoor workshop and hunt is available now, see the links below to view, print, fill out the application (in PDF or Word format - deadline is Feb. 25, 2015).
 
Return by email, mail, or stop by the office in Fallon. These amazing opportunities are open to youth ages 10-17yrs. Since we are on a private bird club, youth do NOT need a state hunting license.

See applications for more details. 
 
Here are the links:
                            Wetlands and Wings Fall '14/Spring '15 Application in Microsoft Word
                                                                                 or
                                      Wetlands and Wings Fall '14/Spring '15 Application PDF

                          

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.

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.