Newly retired? Bored? Looking for something enjoyable to do around the Reno Nevada area? Birdwatching can enrich your life and your health. Just an hour’s drive from Reno this Saturday is the Spring Wings Festival in Fallon Nevada. There are many benefits to birding including getting outdoors and breathing in the fresh air, soaking up the sun, making lasting friendships, keeping physically active, and exploring new and exciting places to see rare and exotic birds. Sound interesting to you? Check it out by beginning at the Spring Wings Festival.
What: Spring Wing Bird Festival
Date: May 16th ; Sign up by May 14th
Time: 10am to 3pm
Cost: Decoy Carving $20/person
The Spring Wings Festival provides two FREE Birding Hot Spots Tours by van. Each tour will take two vans. The first tour runs from 7:30am to 9:30am. The second tour runs from 3pm to 5pm. The festival will also have a variety of other activities including:
- Decoy Carving: Carve a Greater Yellowlegs decoy with a professional. This is a common and attractive shorebird found in the Stillwater marsh.
- Learn about the Bats and the Bees
- See a live Falconry demonstration
- Free talks
- Hands-on-fun for the whole family
Amazing Birds of Prey
A free presentation featuring Marie Gaspari-Crawford. There will also be a presentation on owls.
Buy a T-Shirt
Specially designed for the Friends of Stillwater NWR group, these t-shirts feature custom artwork depicting the iconic Canvasback duck tule decoy. The decoy was used for centuries in the Stillwater marsh by the Paiute people.
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