Festival Producer

The Klamath Basin Audubon Society (KBAS) provides the opportunity for all to experience and appreciate our region’s wildlife, focusing on birds and other natural resources. The Winter Wings Festival is produced by  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.

Bald Eagle Level

$2500 – $4999 in cash or in-kind donations

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a member-supported unit of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York which studies birds and other wildlife. It is housed in the Imogene Powers Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity in Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary. They provided supplemental advertising on their All About Birds website to target birders in our geographical region and those who are interested in birds seen in our region.

The Herald and News is the premier source of information in Klamath, Lake, Siskiyou and Modoc Counties. The size of our geographical coverage area is second only to The Oregonian in size and readership. The Herald and News is also read more in the Klamath Basin than any other out of area paper in the state. They helped to underwrite some of the Festival’s advertising.

The Oregon Institute of Technology is a public polytechnic university in Oregon with a residential campus in Klamath Falls, Oregon, an urban campus in Wilsonville, Oregon, and additional locations in Salem and Seattle. For more than 20 years, the Klamath Falls campus has hosted the Winter Wings Festival. Most of the festival activities are centered around the College Union and the Dow Center and made possible through the efforts and care of staff of the College Union. The University also works with Winter Wings staff to help offset facility rental fees.

The Klamath Basin is home to six National Wildlife Refuges: Klamath Marsh, Upper Klamath, Bear Valley, Clear Lake, Lower Klamath, and Tule Lake. Most of these refuges are within an hour’s drive of Klamath Falls. Bear Valley Refuge is currently closed to the visiting public.

Golden Eagle Level

$1000 – $2499 in cash or in-kind donations

Located on South 6th Street, the Best Western Plus Olympic Inn provides spacious accommodations that are 100% smoke and pet free, and the friendliest service in town. A unique, warm atmosphere and superior quality guest services awaits  you. A heated outdoor pool and hot tub is ideal for relaxing after a day of exploration. They offer complimentary soup and sandwiches/salads at 4:30 p.m. and at 8 p.m. serve milk and cookies! We appreciate their donation of rooms for our keynoters and leaders.

Discover Klamath is the region’s tourism entity. Their mission is to encourage visitors to come and experience all that the Klamath Basin has to offer. They publicize the Winter Wings Festival through their extensive network of advertising milieus.

The Klamath County Cultural Coalition is a local affiliate of the Oregon Cultural Trust, whose mission is to support and enhance cultural activities across the state.

In recent years, the Oregon Cultural Trust raised $4,560,000 to support over 1500 different nonprofit organizations promoting art, culture, and heritage across the state.

Klamath Falls Subaru is a returning sponsor. They believe giving back builds stronger communities! As part of their commitment to the Subaru Love Promise, throughout the year they partner with a wide variety of community nonprofits and charities to support their dedication in making Klamath Falls a better place for all citizens.  We are proud to have their support once again. During vendor hours, we plan to showcase one of their vehicles that has the eBird app as part of its upgraded amenities. Look for that Subaru at Oregon Tech.

Whether you’re a professional photographer, an admirer of photography, or someone who loves to capture every moment, Olympus has a camera system that’s designed for you.  We welcome Olympus Cameras to their second Winter Wings Festival and appreciate their sponsorship of Tim Boyer at the outdoor Raptor Photo Shoots. A product rep will be on hand at those sessions plus the indoor Up Close and Personal Falconry Raptor Shoot. At all three sessions you can borrow Olympus cameras to try out. Also look for the two Olympus Tough TG-6 Waterproof Cameras they donated to our raffle.

PacifiCorp is an electric power company in the western United States. PacifiCorp has two business units: Pacific Power, a regulated electric utility with service territory throughout Oregon, northern California, and southeastern Washington

Vortex is an optics company that will be represented at the Festival. They will repair or replace your Vortex® product in the event it becomes damaged or defective—at no charge to you. If they cannot repair your product, they will replace it with a product in perfect working order of equal or better physical condition.  They donated a 10x42 Razor HD binocular to our silent auction.

Perched on a ridge near the 143-square-mile Upper Klamath Lake in southern Oregon, WorldMark Running Y by Wyndham is perfectly positioned to allow you to explore the diverse and pristine wilderness of seven national wildlife refuges. We appreciate their donation of two condo units to house our leaders.

Tundra Swan Level

$500-999 cash or in-kind donations

Coldwell Banker Holman Premier Realty has been serving Klamath County for nearly 40 years specializing in buying and selling Klamath Falls real estate and Oregon ranches for sale managed by our Klamath Farm & Ranch team.  Our award-winning Klamath Falls real estate agents have the knowledge of the real estate market and years of experience in residential, commercial, farm and ranch, multi-family, vacation, resort, and land properties.

Fischer Nicholson Realty is a returning sponsor. They are your full service Klamath County real estate company. From beginning to end you can count on your Fisher Nicholson team members to be there for you every step of the way.  Should you decide to check out real estate during your time in Klamath Falls, consider this company.

Since 1973, Gold Dust Potato Processors and Walker Farms have been farming in the Klamath Basin. Originally when Bill and John Walker partnered to farm, their main focus was grain. Now, Gold Dust & Walker Farms is one of the Klamath Basin’s top chipping potato farms and processing plant, with our potatoes being found in brands all around the Pacific Rim. Now their crops also include dairy-quality alfalfa hay and industrial hemp. They have been supporters of the Winter Wings Festival for many years.

House of Homes Realty is a one-stop real estate website for all your home buying and selling needs in Klamath Falls, OR. Their professional real estate brokers and agents who will help make your search for a new home an enjoyable experience in the Klamath Falls area.

Leo's Camera Shop maintains the highest quality standards in all they do - specializing in quality digital photofinishing, enlargements, high quality cameras and lenses, digital camera accessories, and all products for the photography hobbyist.



Running Y Ranch Resort is a full-service Southern Oregon resort situated in the heart of the breathtaking Cascade Mountain range, just across the California border near Klamath Falls Oregon. The resort’s exceptionally mild climate and 300 days of sunshine add up to a four-season recreational paradise. Excellent walking trails and access to mixed forest habitats for birdwatching. Some of the Winter Wings Festival events are hosted at this resort.

Sky Lakes Medical Center is a not-for-profit, community-owned, internationally accredited acute-care teaching hospital dedicated to the people it serves. As a leader in the health care industry, Sky Lakes is also an economic and social asset for the community. Sky Lakes serves more than 80,000 people in Klamath and Lake counties in south-central Oregon, and Modoc and Siskiyou counties in northern California. As the only hospital in a 10,000-square-mile area, Sky Lakes combines small-town charm and neighborliness with big-city medical expertise in their facility, which is licensed for 176 beds.

Think Tank Photo is a group of expert product designers and professional photographers focused on studying how photographers work, and developing inventive new carrying solutions to meet their needs. They donated a Streetwalker V2 backpack, a PhotoCross 13 sling, MultiMount 20 holster, and a Filter Hive filter case to our raffle.

For every home that is bought or sold through Windermere Real Estate, the Windermere Foundation donates a portion of the proceeds towards supporting low-income and homeless families in our communities. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving Seattle-area families in need, has grown to encompass ten states and Mexico and has raised more than $38 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance, and other services to those who need our help most.

Snow Goose Level

$250-$499 in cash or in-kind donations

Relax and focus on the experiences you came for in South Central Oregon at the Cerulean Hotel in Klamath Falls, OR. Located right in the heart of downtown, we’re just steps away from Veterans Memorial Park, Lake Ewauna and an abundance of shopping and dining options. Excellent waterfowl viewing nearby and Black-Crowned Night Heron roost.

Klamath County Chamber of Commerce fosters a greater sense of business community, identifies emerging leaders, and advocates on behalf of small businesses. Klamath Basin Audubon Society is a member of the Chamber.


The Nature Conservancy is a global environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive. Founded at its grassroots in the United States in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than a million members and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and more than 400 scientists, they impact conservation in 72 countries across six continents.

Tom Collier has been a auto broker for 24 years and has operated Tom Collier Classic Motor Car Company, Inc. in Bend for the past 21 years. He has shipped classic cars all over the world including Saudi Arabia, France, New Zealand, Hawaii and nearly every state in the continental U.S. He also orders new vehicles and sells used vehicles. He is an active supporter of Klamath City Schools and is helping to underwrite some of our children's activities at the Festival.

Peregrine Falcon Level

$25-$249 in cash or in-kind donations

Adventures Near Crater Lake  are your hosts, an all-volunteer group of business owners and operators, stewards of public lands, and volunteers, eager to share wonderful adventures, just south of Crater Lake National Park including our festival.