2018 Winter Wings Festival

2018 Winter Wings Festival 2018-02-13T17:32:58+00:00

February 15-18, 2018


Online Registration is Now Closed! Come to Oregon Tech during onsite registration hours to sign up for open activities.

Almos 500 have registered. We welcome you as a first-time visitor to Klamath Falls or as a Festival returnee. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Some highlights:

  • MOST Activities in the Festival’s 39-year history – over 60! Go into the field with our expert leaders or enjoy our indoor workshops and presentations
  • NEW Keynoters:  Stephen Shunk (woodpecker expert), Moose Peterson (Nikon Ambassador), Dr. Kevin McGowan (Cornell Lab educator and author). Attend all 3 keynotes at a discount.
  • GREAT ROAD CONDITIONS AND WEATHER – See our maps on the resource page for up-to-date Refuge road conditions. Weather forecasts continue to be warmer than usual for mid-February
  • NEW Overnight field trips to Winema Lodge and Crystalwood Lodge in the Basin
  • RETURN of the “Put a Bird IN It” photo contest
  • NEW Animal Ambassador live animal show by Wildlife Images from Merlin, Oregon on Saturday
  • NEW host hotels with shuttle service to OIT. See our travel tab.
  • RETURN of Children’s Art Contest

You can register offline for the Into the Woods trip at Crystalwood Lodge by calling volunteer Val Paulson. See post-festival birding trip tab for details.


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Thank you!

W​e want to thank all of our sponsors; without you this festival would not be possible! We are especially grateful to Klamath County. This project has been funded in part by a grant from Klamath County. A portion of the grant we received allowed us to add a hotel shuttle and reduce the bus cost of some field trips and to pass that savings on to our attendees.
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Give Back!

Since the 1930s, the Federal Duck Stamps have contributed over $850 million and have helped to protect 5.5 million acres of habitat for wildlife and future generations. Purchase your $25 duck stamp by clicking on the stamp shown or purchase from the US Post Office. Ninety eight percent of the purchase price goes directly to help acquire and protect wetland habitat and purchase conservation easements for the National Wildlife Refuge System.

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.