Eagles And Agriculture 2019

The Raptors are descending on the eastern Sierra range in Carson Valley, as they do every winter, offering visitors a chance to see the collaboration between nature and our local ranching community. Bald and golden eagles and other raptors are drawn to our valley for the high protein nutrients provided by the afterbirth during calving season.

This real-life education on the role ranching plays in the wildlife food chain, offers our valley visitors several opportunities to view this natural phenomenon.

17th Annual Eagles and AgricultureJanuary 24-27, 2019

This organized event includes tours of ranches led by expert birders and historians, participants also enjoy the popular owl prowl, a wildlife photography class with professional photographer JT Humphrey and the Falconers Dinner where guests can get close to a variety of raptors.

Be sure to register early (registration opened November 2018) as this popular event tends to sell out quickly.

Wildlife Viewing and ToursDecember-February (for best viewing)

Nature-lovers, photographers and birders alike will find an abundance of wildlife here during the winter months. In addition to the many raptors in the area, wild horses are easily observed throughout the region. Carson Valley is home to preserves, a migratory birding route, and parks that provide key habitat settings for robust and diverse wildlife populations.

Self-Guided Exploration

For those ready to roam the valley on their own self-guided journey, we’ve put together a list of viewing areas. 

Don’t forget your high-powered camera lenses and binoculars and be sure to tag your photos with #WhyCV and #EagelsAnd Ag so we can follow your adventure! Need more assistance? Drop by our office or give us a call, we’d love to help.

Photos courtesy of Eagles and Ag photo contest winners:

Birds in a tree – John T. Humphrey
Cow and eagle – Kathy Port
Two eagles – Mariusz Blach
Eagle and hawk – Merry Muller
Cows in a snowy field – Nancy Halsey
Hayfield – Robin Greuninger


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