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STILLWATER NWR: 13th Annual Spring Wings Birding and Outdoor Festival
California-Nevada Offices , May 14, 2010
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Meander the Marsh by Kayak - paddle the Stillwater Marsh on a wetland scavenger hunt; one of the new tours offered at Spring Wings. (photo by Sierra Nevada Journeys, Stillwater NWR)
Meander the Marsh by Kayak - paddle the Stillwater Marsh on a wetland scavenger hunt; one of the new tours offered at Spring Wings. (photo by Sierra Nevada Journeys, Stillwater NWR) - Photo Credit: n/a
Avocets and midges at Stillwater NWR. (photo: USFWS)
Avocets and midges at Stillwater NWR. (photo: USFWS) - Photo Credit: n/a

by Susan Sawyer, Stillwater NWR
Spring Wings is the annual "Migration Celebration" of the return of thousands of shorebirds, songbirds and waterfowl to the beautiful Lahontan Valley Wetlands of northern Nevada! This area is designated as an Important Bird Area by National Audubon Society, as well as a Hemispheric Reserve by the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network.

Stillwater National Widlife Refuge and its cooperative association 'Spring Wings', are hosts for this year's annual birding festival on May 14-16 at Oats Park in Fallon, Nev. The event is made possible by a crew of volunteers from local, state, tribal and federal agencies and non-profit organizations. Over 30 expertly guided excursions include a variety of local birding hot spots, a behind the scenes tour of the Navy's 'Top Gun' training facility and nature trail, a wetland scavenger hunt by kayak on Stillwater NWR, and a nightime desert bat search. 

Friday night's special guest speaker is Ted Floyd, editor of 'Birding' Magazine, on the Oats Park Stage.  Saturday, May 15, from 12 noon to 5 p.m., a family friendly fun and FREE day will be held in the Park. Interactive exhibits, informational displays, fun games and activities are scheduled.  Special presentations include: a Master Falconer, the Lahontaon Audubon Society, a Native American cultural demonstration, and a FREE Birding Basics session led by Mike Goddard, Manager of Stillwater NWR.  Food and craft vendors will also be available.

For more information on the Spring Wings Festival, visit their website at:  www. www.springwings.org, or call Susan Sawyer, Visitor Services Manager at Stillwater NWR, 775/423-5128.


Contact Info: SUSAN SAWYER, 775-423-5128, ext. 228, susan_sawyer@fws.gov



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