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Only 14 Days Left Until the 2015
Festival Begins!

The Winter Wings Festival will once again host four days of activities in Southern Oregon for birdwatchers, photographers, families and those just looking for a good time learning about nature. As in years past, we have some great national talent that will be taking center stage.

Click here for the 2015 program. Register online until Feb. 8th. Walk-in registration begins Feb. 12th at 1 pm at OIT.

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We’re thrilled to have Richard Crossley joining us as a keynoter in 2015. Richard is an internationally acclaimed birder, photographer, and award-winning author of ‘The Crossley ID Guide’ series.


Our photography keynoter is Jennifer Wu, a nature and landscape photographer, specializing in creating stunning images of the night sky and stars.

The Latest in Registration Info

Over 420 of you have registered! We have openings in only about 4 field trips but plenty of openings for the receptions, keynotes, mini-sessions and several workshops. But even if you can’t find a spot on a field trip, come and enjoy the Basin’s winter birds on your own and mingle with other birders at the evening festivities. Richard Crossley will deliver the keynote on Saturday night and Jennifer Wu on Friday night.

If you are from out-of-town and arriving on Thursday, don’t miss the chance to meet local birdwatchers in a very relaxed environment catered by Yummy’s.

Bird Update

Bald Eagles are on the hunt with as many as 50 in some fields. Other raptor counts around the Basin are way up from past years. You’ll enjoy the Golden Eagles (very abundant), Red-Shouldered Hawks, Ferruginous Hawks, Rough-legged Hawks, Peregrine and Prairie Falcons.

Tundra Swans, Snow Geese, and White-Fronted Geese are arriving in greater numbers by the day.

Other Basin specialties like White-headed Woodpeckers, Black-crowned Night-Herons, Sandhill Cranes, and Northern Shrikes are here.

Getting Here

The weather in the Basin has been more like spring than winter lately, so the roads are free of ice and snow and there’s a lot to explore. Of course conditions can change. Check with ODOT for road conditions through mountain passes from the north and south.

While You are Here

Don’t miss our:

  • Student Art Contest
  • Vendor Sales and Displays
  • Photo Contest
  • OMSI Science Fest
  • Pico Bonito Raffle

Also that weekend:

  • Favell Finley Exhibit
  • Winter Wings Run
  • Art Gallery Exhibit

Information on all of these activities can be found on this website.

Images from past festivals


Video of the waterfowl spectacle on the Klamath refuges


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Call 1-877-541-BIRD or email gro.t1422609641seFsg1422609641niWre1422609641tniW@1422609641ofni1422609641

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2014 Photo Contest Winners