Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory

RV Bird Watching Winnemucca NV

RV bird watchers across North America are noticing mallards. Here's where to start RV bird watching on your next RV trip. Beyond the mythologies of specific native tribes, today, people from all walks of life continue to marvel at the color and natural artistry melded in the plumage of male mallards (drakes). From Central Park in the heart of New York City to tiny ponds and prairie potholes in the hinterlands of North Dakota, springtime finds human observers enthralled with the sight of courting mallards.

Winnemucca RV Park*
(775) 623-4458
5255 E Winnemucca Blvd
Winnemucca, NV
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Ice, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pool, Play Equipment, Shuffle Board Court, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Local Tours

Data Provided by:
Hi Desert RV Park*
(775) 623-4513
5575 E Winnemucca Blvd
Winnemucca, NV
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pool, Putting Green, Play Equipment, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

Data Provided by:
Lake Mead NRA (Las Vegas Bay Campground)
(928) 767-3211
Henderson, NV
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Hiking Trails

Data Provided by:
Welcome Station RV Park
(775) 752-2736
Wells, NV
Campground Availability
1-May thru 1-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Stream Fishing, Putting Green, Basketball

Data Provided by:
Terrible's Lakeside Casino & RV Resort*
(888) 558-5253
5870 S Homestead Rd
Pahrump, NV
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Supplies, Grills, Ice, Wood, Patios, Laundry, Full Service Store, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Lake Swimming, Hot Tub, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

Data Provided by:
Model T Hotel/Casino/RV Park
(775) 623-2588
Winnemucca, NV
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Coin Games, Pool, Golf Nearby

Data Provided by:
Beatty RV Park*
(775) 553-2732
Hwy 95 - 3 Miles N
Beatty, NV
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Storage, Ice, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Hiking Trails

Data Provided by:
Carson Valley RV Resort/Hotel/Casino
(800) 321-6983
Minden, NV
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Control Access Gate, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, Full Service Store
Recreation
Coin Games, Pool, Hot Tub, Golf Nearby

Data Provided by:
Wild Horse State Recreation Area
(775) 758-6493
Mountain City, NV
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, REC Open to Public

Data Provided by:
Humboldt-Toiyabe NF (Ward Mtn. Campground)
(775) 289-3031
Ely, NV
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Non Flush
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Horseshoes, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

RV Bird Watching

Provided By: 

RV Birdwatching for Your Next RV Trip

Mallards - The Uncommonly Common Duck


Wildlife Feature: Mallards
The uncommonly common duck From the pages of Camping Life Magazine

According to Crow Indian legend, before there was land or trees or mammals, the world consisted of an enormous sea. On this sea paddled ducks, the only animals in the world. One day, Old Man came to the ducks, informing them that there was earth on the bottom of the ocean. Four ducks dove to the depths at his command. When they popped to the surface, one of them presented him a bit of mud wedged between its webbed toes. From this bit of soil, Old Man created the continents that were subsequently occupied by other birds and mammals and the Crows themselves. Many early peoples caught ducks for use as a food source, but just as many prized the duck, especially the mallard, for its beautiful plumage.

Beyond the mythologies of specific native tribes, today, people from all walks of life continue to marvel at the color and natural artistry melded in the plumage of male mallards (drakes). From Central Park in the heart of New York City to tiny ponds and prairie potholes in the hinterlands of North Dakota, springtime finds human observers enthralled with the sight of courting mallards. Oblivious to the world, a green-headed drake bobs his head up and down before a likely female. If the head-bob fails to impress his audience, the suitor may dip his bright, yellow-green bill into the water then raise it above his head to send sparkling droplets of water splashing back to the surface. He may also rear backward in the water, displaying the burnished chestnut hues of his breast to his potential mate.

MOST COLORFUL

With the exception of the wood duck drake, male mallards are considered by many to be the most colorful ducks of North America. In contrast to the brilliantly arrayed but relatively uncommon wood duck, though, mallards seem to be everywhere. Due to their uncanny ability to adapt to human civilization and benefit from agricultural activities, mallards are not only the most common duck in the United States, but the most widespread duck in the entire world.

Although most species of ducks are superficially similar in shape and general appearance, different species are often categorized by the manner in which they forage. Diving ducks use their powerful feet to propel themselves to the depths of lakes, ponds and streams where they glean insects and vegetation from the bottom. Mallards, on the other hand, are among the several species known as dabblers. Dabbling ducks don't normally dive, but are often seen tipped bottom-side up, with their heads submerged. Under the surface, their bills probe for vegetation or click shut on swimming bugs. Dabbling ducks will also paddle along in groups, snatching hatching insects from on top of the water.

To facilitate their feeding, the bills of mallards possess some specialized characteristics. Both the yellow-gre...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Woodall's

/div>