The Eagles and Agriculture event is adding new and exciting tours this year with the focus on the many other hawks, falcons and accipiters that winter in northern Nevada’s Carson Valley. These smaller raptors are the interest of many of the event goers and are the focus of two, three-hour tours being offered by the local business Birding Under Nevada Skies. The new tours, named the “Raptor Highway and Byway Tours,” will be available to the public and are scheduled to avoid any conflict with the other eagle tours and seminars.
Eagles & Agriculture, the annual celebration of birding and agriculture in the Carson Valley, offers several programs over its three days each February. One of the most popular is a kayak/raft trip with expert birders on the Carson River. The experience, a serene trip on the river with the snowcapped Sierra in the background while observing eagles, hawks, owls, falcons and other birds of prey roosting in the riverbank cottonwoods during the height of the winter calving season, is unique to this event.