For a more comprehensive idea of what you might expect to see at Stillwater Refuge, view and/or print (.5 MB PDF) our wildlife checklist. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to access this file, which you can download free of charge by visiting the Adobe Reader (external link) website.
If you would like to contact us with your Stillwater bird sightings, please do so, and give us as much information as you can - time of day, location, weather, species bird(s), number of individuals, etc. Do you have a question about a bird you might have seen on the Refuge? Ask our biologists. You can also take a virtual tour of Stillwater Refuge. Sit back and enjoy the scenery.
Join us for our birding events - Spring Wings Bird Festival in May, and The Big Sit in October. Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the group that offers eBird, All About Birds, The Birds of North America Online, and more, has a new citizen science project, NestWatch (external link). Participants visit nests during spring and summer to collect simple information about location, habitat, species, number of eggs, and number of young in the nest and submit their observations online. The observations can help scientists measure the impact of such things as climate change and habitat destruction.
Although its not required, we recommend you contact us for assistance in planning your wildlife observation or photography experience. The weather in the Great Basin can be extreme, and droughts or floods are not uncommon. Click here for current water levels. Click here for current water fowl numbers. If you know when you will be traveling through the area, e-mail us for up to date information on roads and weather conditions. You could also give us a call at (775) 423-5128.