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Greater Sandhill Cranes

Greater Sandhill Cranes

Greater Sandhill Cranes With March comes the return of some of our migrating bird species. The greater sandhill crane is found in North America, Cuba and eastern Siberia. The Nevada breeding population is found in northeastern Nevada including Elko County. Sandhill cranes will stage in their largest numbers in the […]

Elko’s Wintering Eagles

Elko’s Wintering Eagles

Golden eagles and Bald eagles spend winters in Elko County. January is a great time to take a drive and watch for raptors. Winter brings birds of prey from more northern areas such as Idaho to our region where the winters are not as severe.  Bald eagles are more typically […]

Elko Christmas Bird Count

Elko Christmas Bird Count

Saturday, December 16, 2017 Prior to the turn of the century, people engaged in a holiday tradition known as the Christmas “Side Hunt”: They would choose sides and go afield with their guns; whoever brought in the biggest pile of feathered (and furred) quarry won. Conservation was in its beginning […]