We hope the attendees enjoyed the 2020 Festival as much as our organizers and volunteers did. Our keynote line-up of Nathan Pieplow, Gerrit Vyn, and Rosemary Mosco was probably the best in our history. They shared insights into bird communication, success stories of Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s conservation media in action around the world, and a belly laughing humor aimed at bird nerds and nature science geeks. We so appreciate all three traveling long distances to come to S. Oregon and share their expertise.
We combined some adventurous trips to trap American Kestrels, find Golden Eagles using telemetry, attempt day and evening owl prowls with introductory bird identification trips and Big Day trips for more advanced birders. Photographers enjoyed sessions on photographing birds in flight, wildlife photography, and Shoot with a local pro to name a few. We encourage you to enter our photo contest and share your photo on instagram to #winterwingsfestival.
For a few month we will leave our 2020 schedule and information on line in case you are trying to get a sense of our festival before the program is released in November 2020.
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. Typically the reported species at the festival number about 120 – 133. Here is our 2019 festival bird species count.