Eagles & Ag event coming up Feb. 19-21

Staff Reports

Tours are still available for Carson Valley's annual Eagles & Agriculture event Feb. 19-21. Spaces are open for the Ranch and Eagle tour, Friday's opening reception, a two-day photo workshop and the raft/kayak trip.

The Ranch and Eagle tour is Feb. 20, giving the opportunities to observe ranch operations and observe birds of prey from vantage points not available to the general public.

Tour cost of $60 includes lunch and motor coach transportation with experts on Carson Valley history and wildlife.

Eagles & Agriculture 2010 kicks off with a reception Feb. 19, with wildlife presenters, hors d'oeuvres, and no-host bar. Presenters are Dr. Alan Gubanich, vice president of the Lahontan Audubon Society, on "Tell Me Why It's Not a Red-tailed Hawk," and agriculture and rangeland science expert Don Henderson on Nevada agriculture.

Falconer Lew Souder is accompanied by a northern goshawk. His presentation includes a question and answer session.

A two-day wildlife photography workshop led by Steve Ting of Steve Ting Photography includes instruction Saturday and nature photo shoot at an area ranch Sunday. Cost is $60 for the two-day workshop and is limited to 20 participants.

Observe eagles, hawks and falcons on a raft/canoe trip Feb. 21 on the Carson River guided by Great Basin Sports. Bird experts accompany the trip. Cost is $75.

Tour participants are encouraged to bring spotting scopes and cameras. Make event reservations at the Carson Valley Arts Council, (775) 782-8207.

Information on lodging specials and Eagles & Ag events at www.visitcarsonvalley.org

Visitor information at Carson Valley Visitors Authority, 782-8144 or toll-free at (800) 727-7677.


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