About Us

About Us 2017-07-22T20:03:47+00:00

Festival Producer

The Klamath Basin Audubon Society (KBAS) produces the annual Winter Wings Festival celebrating the largest wintering population of bald eagles in the lower 48 states as well as the abundance of all the birds that make the Klamath Basin home (see www.KlamathAudubon.org). KBAS welcomes birders and wildlife enthusiasts to monthly programs, field trips, and other activities that enhance the appreciation of the spectacular beauty of the Klamath Basin. Any surplus from the festival is used to support community outreach, wildlife, and youth education programs in the Klamath Basin.

The Festival will be celebrating its 39th year in 2018. We are one of the largest festivals in the nation that is an all-volunteer effort. Our planning committee works several months out of the year and consists of about 18 individuals. For the festival weekend we recruit about another 100 volunteers to help out at the Festival.

If you are interested in volunteering or have ideas for new programs or presenters, please go to our contact page.

Pacific Flyway

The Pacific Flyway is a major north-south route of travel for migratory birds in the Americas, extending from Alaska to Patagonia. Every year, migratory birds travel some or all of this distance both in spring and in fall, following food sources, heading to breeding grounds, or traveling to overwintering sites, such as the Klamath Basin. About 80% of the Pacific Flyway migrants make the Klamath Basin a stopover.

Klamath Basin

The Basin is home to the largest concentration of wintering Bald Eagles in the lower 48 states – numbering some 500-800 birds typically. Other visitors include massive flocks of waterfowl and large numbers of wintering raptors on this major stopover of the Pacific Flyway.  The Klamath National Refuge Complex consists of six refuges including Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, the nation’s first waterfowl refuge.  Around 130 species of birds are counted each winter at the Festival.