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Feb 13-16, 2020 in Klamath Falls, Oregon

Feb 13-16, 2020 in Klamath Falls, Oregon2019-09-06T00:42:56+00:00

We welcome you to the 2020 Winter Wings Festival

Our 2020 program planning is well underway with over 50 activities identified to date include birding, photography, and cultural trips, workshops, and presentations- half of which are new this year. We are so excited about our three keynoters that will be joining us over Presidents’ Day Weekend- national leaders in the birding and photography community. Also look for new programs on Golden Eagles, Swainson’s Hawks, American Kestrels, and Great Gray Owls for the birding participants and Bald Eagle photography and blinds photography for the photography participants as examples. For the non-birders or non-photography spouses, we have new cultural activities to acquaint you with the Klamath Basin including a planned ag tour. In summary, we couldn’t be more proud of the 2020 line-up! The complete 2020 program and schedule will be released around mid-November 2019. Online registration will begin the first week of December 2019 this year – a week earlier than usual. Plan to register early for the best choices.

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.

You’ll Love our 2020 Keynoters!

Nathan Pieplow
Nathan PieplowAuthor of the Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds

Thursday Feb. 13: The Language of Birds

Gerrit Vyn
Gerrit VynWildlife Photographer and Cinematographer for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Friday Feb. 14: Conservation Media Expeditions: Capturing the Lives of the World’s Most Threatened Birds

Rosemary Mosco
Rosemary MoscoNature cartoonist and writer

Saturday Feb. 15: Comics for the Birds: Blending Bird Art, Humor, and Conservation

Announcing the 2020 Featured Bird – Barrow’s Goldeneye

This diving duck is commonly found around the Klamath Basin. The male’s white and black head plus crescent-shaped white spot on face makes it easy to spot. We plan to have a field trip to look for Barrow’s Goldeneyes, as well as Common Goldeneyes. We thank Billy Gogo, a local Klamath Falls photographer, for this image, which will be featured on t-shirts and other marketing promotional materials.

The 2019 Put a Bird IN It! Photo Contest Winners

1st Place
1st PlaceBruce Davis
2nd Place
2nd PlaceAbbott Schindler
3rd Place
3rd PlaceBob Timmel
4thPlace
4thPlaceBruce Davis
5th Place
5th PlaceJoyce Norman
6th Place
6th PlaceMary Williams Hyde

2020 Sponsors

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Thank you!

W​e want to thank all of our sponsors; without you this festival would not be possible!
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Check us out on YouTube!

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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.