2018 Winter Wings Festival

2018 Winter Wings Festival 2017-12-07T18:37:44+00:00

February 15-18, 2018


Announcing Our 2018 Program!

We are so excited to announce the 2018 Winter Wings Festival Program. Check out the Program tab on this website to see what’s available. Online program registration Regonline begins on December 16th at 9 am PST. We will be fine-tuning the program, so check back again to get the latest updates.

We may be off the beaten path, but it’s a path worth taking!

  • 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)
  • NEW Keynote pass to attend 3 keynotes at a discount
  • NEW Overnight field trips to Winema Lodge and Crystalwood Lodge in the Basin
  • GREAT habitat conditions at Lower Klamath Wildlife Refuge at this point
  • 4 FREE Refuge-sponsored field trips
  • NEW App workshops: from eBird, to NestWatch, to Merlin, to iBird, to Larkwire, to Kea.
  • NEW Sip and Paint activity
  • NEW Drone workshop and wildlife photography field trip

Starting Monday, November 20th you can register offline for the Into the Woods trip at Crystalwood Lodge by calling volunteer Val Paulson. See the program pre-festival and post-festival birding trips tab for details.

In addition, we have —

  • NEW Animal Ambassador live animal show by Wildlife Images from Merlin, Oregon on Saturday
  • NEW host hotels with shuttle service or on demand rides to OIT on a schedule TBA
  • EARLY Registration Desk opening on Thursday, Feb. 15th


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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 for funding a portion of our bus  transportation expenses.  A portion of the tourism grant we received allowed us to 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.