Join us in the Klamath Basin
February 12-15, 2015!

 

 
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. We hope you can join us! As in years past, we have some great national talent that will be taking center stage.

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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.

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

All the important details about the Festival will be available by late November with registration opening early to mid-December.

Why should you come?

Here are ten good reasons:

10. We’re off the beaten path. This is not your typical birding festival!

It takes some effort to get to Klamath Falls, Oregon but it’s worth it. Adventure awaits at the nearby National Wildlife Refuges, Lava Beds National Monument, Crater Lake National Park, and Lake of the Woods. Winter in the Klamath Basin is for birding, nature photography, hiking, caving, and exploring new territory. Learn more…

9. Great Thursday night mixer carries on the tradition of sharing knowledge and experiences. Get here early and meet new birding and photography friends at our welcome reception.

8. Four days of workshops, mini-sessions, field trips, receptions, keynote presentations, vendors, and hands-on activities for birders, photographers, and families.

7. For the birding afficionados, our local leaders and Basin friends will share their birding hotspots with you. They literally “scope” out the best sites before you arrive to make your birding experiences the best possible.

6. Eagles, eagles, eagles! See Bald Eagles in town, at the refuges, and pretty much everywhere! About 500 eagles winter here. Go out on one of our Eagle field trips!

5. Nature photographers love our Festival. Canon USA is a major sponsor for the seventh year in a row. We are very proud to have them participate at the Festival.

4. February is a great month to see thousands of migrating waterfowl on the Pacific Flyway. And we’re at the heart of the flyway where more than a million waterfowl migrate through each year. Cackling, Snow, Ross’s, and Greater White-fronted Geese are abundant and as many as 20 duck species can be found in a single day.

3. Enjoy close-up looks at raptors, such as Golden Eagles, Ferruginous Hawks, Rough-legged Hawks, both Peregrine and Prairie Falcons, as well as other Basin specialties like White-headed Woodpeckers, Black-crowned Night-Herons, Sandhill Cranes, and Northern Shrikes.

2. Jennifer Wu’s Canon Explorer of Light photography keynote will amaze and inspire you. This inspiring and entertaining presentation is a must see for any one interested in nature and landscape photography. Jennifer will teach you the elements of photographic composition and share her techniques to get those great shots.
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1. Richard Crossley who turned the birding world upside down with his approach to ID books will keynote on Saturday. In his “Past, Present and Future” talk he will share tales of lessons learned while growing up in the wild British birding scene, from travels around the world, to living in Japan and settling down for good in his birding utopia Cape May, NJ.

Sample Plate of Rough-Legged Hawk

Sample Rough-Legged Hawk Plate

Images from past festivals

 

Video of the waterfowl spectacle on the Klamath refuges

Questions?

Call 1-877-541-BIRD or email gro.t1409578502seFsg1409578502niWre1409578502tniW@1409578502ofni1409578502

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Check out Klamath Basin birding info and recent sightings.

Major Festival Sponsors

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2014 Photo Contest Winners