The Friends of the Stillwater Wildlife Refuge, Nevada is hosting their annual “Spring Wings Bird Festival“, May 13, 14, & 15, 2011 in Fallon, Nevada.
From the Friends of the Stillwater Wildlife Refuge:
Spring Wings Bird Festival is an annual celebration of shorebird and waterfowl migration through the Lahontan Valley. Our mission is to encourage growth of this educational event, promote interest in and awareness of the Lahontan Valley Wetlands.
The Lahontan Valley Wetlands are recognized as a site of international importance by the Western Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve Network, a ‘Globally Important Bird Area’ by the American Bird Conservancy, and an ‘Important Bird Area’ by the Audubon Society.
The Spring Wings Festival introduces the connection between all aspects of the Lahontan Valley: habitat, wildlife, history, humans, and how the community works together to protect and preserve natural resources.
Take Part in the festival – go on an expertly guided tour, visit the fascinating exhibits, see special talks and demonstrations, discover nature through hands-on activities, or volunteer.
I’ve never attended this festival but it sounds like a lot of fun. So if you’re in the area or need an idea for a vacation destination, this is the place to go!
I happen to be getting married the weekend of the festival!