February 17, 2015
Filed Under Birding at Tahoe
This remarkable interaction between nature and agriculture attracts photographers, birders and nature-lovers of all kinds who come to closely observe bald and golden eagles, hawks, falcons, owls and a variety of other birds and wildlife species.
It’s a bird lover’s paradise during the Annual Eagles and Agriculture Event February 19-22, 2015 in Carson Valley.
The annual gathering of eagles and the celebration of Northern Nevada’s rich agriculture in Carson Valley, nestled beneath the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains, offers an opportunity to witness the influx of bald eagles and other birds of prey during the winter calving season.
The seasonal gathering of eagles and other birds of prey features a Birds of Prey Lecture, Ranch and Eagle Tour, Owl Prowl Tour and Live Field Demonstration, Raptor Highway and Byway Tour, Photography and Wildlife workshop, canoe/raft trip and photography contest.
Thursday night, the Opening Reception at Holiday Inn Express brings together some of the area’s most accomplished wildlife photographers for an exhibit and the kestrel and snowy owl will return as well.
On Friday, the tours begin with the Wetlands Tour in the morning and the Raptor Highway & Byway Tour in the afternoon. On Friday night, the Falconers’ dinner returns to Carson Valley Inn for your chance to view gyrfalcons, harris hawks and other raptors up close and to meet their handlers. A four course dinner is served and we continue to work on the speaker lineup.
Saturday morning, the heart of the weekend, the Ranch & Eagle Tour & Luncheon takes you to a number of ranches for a behind the gates tour and raptor and eagle viewing. That afternoon, the ever popular Owl Prowl and the ‘Ins and Outs of Agriculture – the HIstoric Stodieck Ranch’ tour give you a chance to explore further. On Saturday evening, the classroom session of the Photo Workshop, taught by Craig Moore of Gordon’s is held at Holiday Inn Express.
On Sunday morning, for the first time ever, we are offering the Ranch & Eagle Tour & Luncheon program for a second time. Sunday morning is also when the field exercise of the Photo Workshop, led by John Humphrey, puts the classroom knowledge into action. Sunday afternoon the final tour is of the Comstock Seed Co, a historic ranch converted to a new business model.
The tours and workshops demonstrate how agricultural stewardship benefits wildlife and their habitat in Nevada. All proceeds benefit local wildlife, conservation and agriculture projects. Visit http://www.visitcarsonvalley.org/ for tour information.
Photo by Nevada Travel Network