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


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Hello everyone-
Thanks everyone who came out April 4. Volunteers helped find the first 10 nests of the year that day. Nick has been doing a really great job out there, I’ve been really impressed. He found 2 more nests and has caught 8 of these nesting hens so far to identify them with bands. He has also been busy making all the repairs folks identified during the initial box cleanup back in early March. He has also installed 20 more nest boxes that disappeared during the recent years high water events and still has 12 more to replace.

We are looking for folks this coming Saturday, April 25 to help search the boxes again for round 2. All boxes which already have known boxes are flagged with flagging tape so folks don’t disturb them. This should be a great time to find a large number of nests. Folks will meet at 8am at the east end of Pioneer Way where it hits HWY 50 (see attachment).

We’ll likely do this again in 3 more weeks, May 16.

In regards to Covid concerns, it worked out great meeting outdoors to distribute materials. Folks are easily able to maintain social distancing. The nest searching effort is usually done solo or with small teams. Please consider it a great way to get outdoors and to help our research project. Contact Nick if you have any questions! Please email Chris Nicolai to be put on the email list. The email is the primary way we share volunteer opportunities.

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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 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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