Founded in 1987, the Nevada Waterfowl Association (NWA) was established by individuals concerned with the rate of deterioration of our wetlands. The NWA’s vision is to restore and enhance Nevada’s wetlands and the wildlife dependent upon them, especially waterfowl and shorebirds.

Dedicated to preserving and restoring wetlands and wildlife habitat within the state necessitates the formation of local chapters to help identify areas at risk and generate support at a local level. Through this process, NWA is successful at identifying projects relevant to our cause and creating solutions that enrich our wetlands. Additionally, NWA works in conjunction with various state and federal agencies to reach these goals.

We encourage you to join us in preserving our heritage and promoting a bright future for our wetlands:

• Become a Member
• Attend an Event
• Make a Donation

2020 Wood Duck Project.

We are offering volunteer and internship opportunities to help with this year's upcoming wood duck project near Fallon, NV. This project is a partnership between Nevada Waterfowl Association, Ducks Unlimited, Nevada Department of Wildlife, University of Nevada Reno, USFWS – Stillwater NWR, and Delta Waterfowl Foundation. This partnership strives to facilitate education opportunities about wildlife and wildlife monitoring through hands on experiences.

First step is to send Chris Nicolai an email cnicolai@deltawaterfowl.org to be put on the every Monday email list about upcoming opportunities.

The first effort will be Saturday, March 7 at 8am to clean out the 400+ nesting boxes. Folks of all ages can help out!
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Chris Nicolai Honored by the Nevada Waterfowl Association

Chris Nicolai, long-time member of the Nevada Waterfowl Association has accepted a job with the Delta Waterfowl organization in Bismarck, North Dakota and will be leaving Nevada at the end of November. NWA honored Chris for his decades of service to our organization at our recent Fallon Dinner Fundraiser on November 2, 2019,

Chris came to Nevada in 2001 to work on a PhD degree at UNR studying population dynamics of Black Brant. Chris quickly became involved in the Nevada waterfowl community and in the full array of waterfowl work. Chris led the work on the now scientifically significant Fallon Wood Duck Project. He put significant effort into ensuring funding and support for excellent students to carry out this very successful project.

Chris served for nearly 18 years with on the Board of the NWA or as its official waterfowl biologist. He took the responsibility for many years for publishing the NWA newsletter, the FLYER, and did a great job. Chris was always a “can do” guy who was willing to help with anything that needed to be done. He was the lead in trapping many species of waterfowl for banding and fitting some with geolocators. He jumped right in when help was needed to work on the botulism outbreak at Carson Lake in 2017. Chris not only did great work for NWA, but he also developed a strong relationship with the California Waterfowl Association. Chris will be missed by all of us, but he will fortunately still be involved with ensuring a bright future for North American waterfowl.

NWA wishes Chris and his wife Amy and two daughters Grace and Emilee the very best in their move to North Dakota.
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We are offering volunteer and internship opportunities to help with this year's upcoming wood duck project near Fallon, NV. This project is a partnership between Nevada Waterfowl Association, Ducks Unlimited, Nevada Department of Wildlife, University of Nevada Reno, USFWS – Stillwater NWR, and Delta Waterfowl Foundation. This partnership strives to facilitate education opportunities about wildlife and wildlife monitoring through hands on experiences. First step is to send Chris Nicolai an email cnicolai@deltawaterfowl.org to be put on the every Monday email list about upcoming opportunities. The first effort will be Saturday, March 7 at 8am to clean out the 400+ nesting boxes. Folks of all ages can help out! ... See MoreSee Less

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NDOW is doing great in getting the word out to the public to come join us in monitoring wood ducks in the Fallon area. Follow their link to register as a volunteer for all kinds of waterfowl projects through September. Thanks NDOW! ... See MoreSee Less

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