Eagles & Agriculture
Ready for Nevada’s premier wildlife photography event? Held every winter in the heart of Carson Valley, this spectacular, once-a-year festival provides an uncommon opportunity to get up close and personal with the raptors who visit Carson Valley during calving season. As the most southern point on their migratory paths, golden and bald eagles, owls, and other raptors of all kinds can be found throughout historic, century-old ranches in and around the Gardnerville, Minden, and Genoa area. Through a series of great wildlife photography and history tours, hear from multi-generation Nevadans who’ve cared for 150-year-old Carson Valley ranches, learn about the raptors who live within, rub elbows with other wildlife lovers and photographers, and more at this very special Nevada signature event.
Carson Valley Eagles and Agriculture weekend kicks off with an opening reception with locally made cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a wildlife photography exhibit, and several falconers with their birds. Additional weekend events include a wetlands birding tour, an “owl prowl” and historic barn tour, a raptor highway and byway tour, various photography workshops and clinics, guided hikes, and the Falconers’ Dinner. Tickets tend to sell out quickly, so be sure to reserve your spots at this premier wildlife viewing event ASAP! Many events are held at or depart from the Carson Valley Inn or CVIC Hall in downtown Minden.
Interested in wildlife photography in particular? Aside from enrolling in the photography workshops on Saturday and Sunday, enter your best birding shots in the annual photography contest. The Best Eagle Image and Best Agricultural/Wildlife Image each offer a cash prize.
To get your hands on tickets and learn more about how to submit to the photography contest, click here.