2019 Winter Wings Festival

2019 Winter Wings Festival2019-01-13T19:18:24+00:00

We welcome you to the 40th anniversary of the Winter Wings Festival.   Please join over 300 who registered in the first month. You’ll find that there are still many activities open, especially on Thursday/Friday. Go to the Registration tab to get the link to Register Now.

The Winter Wings Festival is produced by Klamath Basin Audubon Society volunteers with support from sponsors, grants, and participant registration fees.  Proceeds from this festival support local grants to teachers and other entities for outdoor education and community nature-related projects.

**************2019 T-shirts are now available to purchase using our online registration system. See our sales tab for photos and prices.**************************

2019 Keynoters

Pepper Trail
Pepper TrailThursday Night

Pepper Trail has been called “The Sherlock Holmes of Bird Crime,” and his work as a forensic ornithologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service has been featured in Audubon magazine  and National Geographic.

George Lepp
George LeppFriday Night

George Lepp is one of North America’s best known contemporary outdoor and nature photographers and a leader in the field of digital imaging. He is an author of many books and hundreds of nationally and internationally published articles and is the field editor of Outdoor Photographer magazine, where his “Tech Tips” column is widely read.

Julie Zickefoose
Julie ZickefooseSaturday Night

Writer/artist Julie Zickefoose, author of Letters from Eden and The Bluebird Effect, is a Contributing Editor to Bird Watcher’s Digest. Julie loves to encourage people to watch birds more closely and carefully.

Also Featuring

Lisa Langell
Lisa Langell

Lisa Langell is a full-time, award-winning professional photographer from Scottsdale, Arizona. Lisa sits on the Board of Directors for the North American Nature Photography Association, has been published in numerous top tier magazines and publications, featured in a variety of art galleries, and more.

Tim Boyer
Tim Boyer

Tim Boyer is a full time nature photographer from the Seattle area whose images have been published in many bird and nature magazines. He enjoys sharing his knowledge of photography and birds through workshops and presentations. Recently he published Learn the Art of Bird Photography, The Complete Field Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Photographers and Birders. He also is a Seattle Audubon Master Birder.

Red Yarn
Red Yarn

Red Yarn is a Texas-born, Oregon-based family performer who weaves folksongs and puppetry into high-energy shows for all ages. With his engaging performances, lush folk-rock recordings, and playful music videos, this red-bearded bard reinvigorates American folklore for younger generations.

2019 Sponsors

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Thank you!

W​e want to thank all of our sponsors; without you this festival would not be possible! This project is funded in part by a grant from Klamath County.
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Check us out on YouTube!


Check out the first ever television show about the Winter Wings Festival and birds of the Klamath Basin now on YouTube!

The show was created by James Currie, host of the nationally syndicated Nikon’s Birding Adventures, during his visit to the Klamath Basin in mid-February. Local birders Gerry Hill, Kevin Spencer, Dave Hewitt, and Harry Fuller (McMinnville) appear on the show.