Stillwater Refuge is For The Birds!
Stillwater NWR is a great place to see and hear thousands of wading and shore birds during Spring migration.
Milkweed for Monarchs!
Showy milkweed is native to NV, and is vital to Monarch butterfly survival. Please don't spray or pull these plants - pollinators need them!
Reptiles on the Refuge
Reptiles are common at the refuge - look close, but watch where you put your hands!
The Desert Dry
Water levels in refuge wetlands will drop as the summer heat rises.
Stillwater NWR Hunt Program
Waterfowl season is October through January each year. Hunting for big and upland game is allowed in-season only. Check NV state regulations.NV Hunt Regulation brochures
About the Complex
The Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Complex is composed of Anaho Island NWR, Fallon NWR and Stillwater NWR in of north-central Nevada.
Stillwater is managed as part of the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
Stillwater NWR: An Oasis in the Desert
It's that time of year when paper wasps rule every nook, cranny, crevice, hole and building eave available. Be aware around vault toilets, sign boards, fence posts. Closest treatment is in Fallon, at Churchill Urgent Care or Banner-Churchill Hospital, both on East Williams Ave. Beeeee safe!Wasp Sting Treatment
Now that you made the decision to visit, how do you get here? Follow this link to find us.
Driving Directions to Stillwater NWR
Refuge field observations are posted here each month. AUGUST UPDATE: Waders, shorebirds best seen from Foxtail Lake driving tour loop.August 2015 Refuge Bird Survey
How well do you know Nature? Take a guess what these objects are - all are from Nature but greatly enlarged. Animal, Plant, Other?Natures Puzzler activity page
Be prepared before you visit Stillwater NWR Complex. Ask, listen and learn. Click the link below for the local weather forecast to help you plan a visit.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Aug 21, 2015