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Lahontan Valley Wetlands

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100 Campus Way, Fallon, NV 89406-2661
+1 800-874-0903
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Dry and a dearth of birdlife

Apparently the wrong season! Was migration already over, or was it still to begin? Only few birds... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2016
Fred W
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Doorn, Netherlands
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Very pretty but mostly dry

Lots of dirt roads to take in the area and some different wildlife. Most of the wet areas are dry... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2015
gustav2011
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Louisville, Colorado
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One of the most significant wetlands in the Western U.S., the Lahontan Valley Wetlands is a bird-watcher’s paradise, with 280 species of birds. Located sixty miles east of Reno near Fallon, these wetlands are accessible, affordable and intriguing. Designated internationally important by Western Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve Network; Globally Important Bird Area by American Bird Conservancy; and Important Bird Area by National Audubon Society, these rich diverse wetlands attract a million waterfowl and 20,000 water birds.
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10 Oct 2016
“Dry and a dearth of birdlife”
19 Apr 2015
“Very pretty but mostly dry”
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100 Campus Way, Fallon, NV 89406-2661
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+1 800-874-0903
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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Apparently the wrong season! Was migration already over, or was it still to begin? Only few birds to be seen. Possibly residents. Mosquitoes are a scourge.

Thank Fred W
Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

Lots of dirt roads to take in the area and some different wildlife. Most of the wet areas are dry, so dry you find a lot of very dry cracked mud and dried up lake beds. Still a peaceful and pretty area to visit. I'm...More

1  Thank gustav2011
Reviewed 17 April 2015

Awesome!!! Great views, lots of wildlife to see! Great way to introduce the family to one of the wildlife refuges in Nevada.

Thank Shannan F
Reviewed 21 March 2015

not so much when we are dry. So many birds so birdwatchers flock here especially in the Spring. Quiet place to spend some time, lovely.

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 22 October 2014

I remember it being a beautiful place - the dam and surrounding area - but there's basically nothing there but a small puddle.

Thank ArleneB435
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