Volunteer Opportunities for Unique Wood Duck Project

The Nevada Wild podcast last week talked with Russell Woolstenhulme, Waterfowl Staff Specialist with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), and Chris Nicolai, biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service about their collaborative Wood Duck Project. This has been an ongoing project for the past 17 years and is focused on monitoring a unique non-migratory population of wood ducks along the Carson River.

They are seeking volunteers to maintain and monitor wood duck nesting boxes near Fallon, NV. The time frame for volunteering will primarily occur on Saturdays and is set to begin on March 16. The position will continue through the end of June. This a family-friendly volunteer opportunity, where kids and adults can help build and repair wood duck boxes and replace the nesting material inside the boxes with fresh wood shavings. Future volunteer opportunities in July invite adults and kids to band the ducks for the project.

If you are interested in volunteering, please visit NDOW’s webpage to sign up! If you have any questions about this, or other volunteer opportunities, contact Chris Nicolai.

Jessica Whalen

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