Friday, May 10, 2013

HawkWatch & Spring Wings

Episode #20 of the Nevada Magazine radio show is "for the birds." It features respective interviews with Joseph Dane, Development & Marketing Director for HawkWatch International, and Susan Sawyer, Visitor Services Manager at Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge.

In the first half-hour, Dane discusses the raptor research site located in Nevada's Goshute Mountains along the Intermountain Flyway. One of the longest-running standardized migration-monitoring efforts in the West, this project runs from August 15 through November 5 each year. It's also the cover story in Nevada Magazine's May/June 2013 issue.

In the show's second half-hour, Sawyer discusses in depth the Spring Wings Bird Festival, which is May 17-19 and based in Fallon. The annual festival — a celebration of shorebird and waterfowl migration through the Lahontan Valley of north-central Nevada — draws birders to and around the City of Fallon, as they participate in such events as Meander the Marsh and Owl Prowl.

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