Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area, Nevada

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A five minute drive from downtown Yerington, Nevada, the Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area is home to a series of wetlands and fishing pools, as well as the Mason Valley Fish Hatchery.

It’s a great bird watching location that’s home to a variety of wildlife and birds that range from tundra swans in the winter to over 21 species of duck, pelicans, California quail, ring-necked pheasants, magpies, and osprey. Nesting species of raptors on the area include great horned owl, short-eared owl, Cooper’s hawk, red-tailed hawk, American kestrel, Swainson’s hawk and Northern harrier. Other species include bald eagles, golden eagles, prairie falcons, Peregrine falcons, and Merlins. Songbirds that regularly nest include common yellowthroats, horned larks, marsh wrens, red-winged and yellow-headed blackbirds, savannah sparrows, and song sparrows. Other less common blue grosbeak, ash-throated flycatcher, black phoebe, and Western bluebird.

Watch our Big Blend Video “It’s Time to Visit Yerington” and then enjoy piecing together this online jigsaw puzzle of a Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area. For more about Yerington, visit

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