Join Lahontian Audubon Society for the annual Spring Wings Bird Festival in Fallon, NV
Event Type: Festival
Open to Non-members: Yes
Members Price: $0
Non-members Price: $0
Start Time: 05/20/2023 01:15 AM
End Time: 05/21/2023 11:45 PM
Location: Oats Park
199-101 W Park St
Fallon NV, 89406
On the weekend of May 20 - May 21, 2023, the Spring Wings Bird Festival will return to Fallon. The festival is a celebration of the yearly migration of thousands of shorebirds through the Lahontan Valley Wetlands. The Spring Wings Bird festival is a collaborative effort between Lahontan Audubon Society, National Audubon Society, AmeriCorps, City of Fallon, Fallon Convention and Tourism Authority, Great Basin Bird Observatory, Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Nevada State Parks, Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The Lahontan Valley Wetlands are remnants of the ancient Lake Lahontan. The area is comprised of several distinct management areas: Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribal Wetlands, and the newly designated Carson Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA); which was designated a Western Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN) in 1988. With all these designations (IBA, NWR, WMA, WHSRN) you would be right to assume this is a special place and if you visit during migration, it will be easy to see why. As many as 250,000 shorebirds have been recorded annually at the site, with peak numbers during spring and fall migration. The area also serves as critical breeding habitat for a diverse group of species and wintering habitat for a variety of raptors.