Travel Info

Our 2015 Host Hotels:

The Lodge at Running Y Ranch

  • Complimentary transfers from the airport and Amtrak. Complimentary shuttle is also available to OIT with advance reservations.
  • Call 866.313.1990
  • Reservations start at $79 in The Lodge at Running Y Ranch.
  • Visit their website and use W15 as your booking code

Best Western Olympic Inn

  • Rates starting at $89.99. Contact hotel desk directly for discounted rates.
  • Visit their website

Cimarron Inn

  • Promo Code: WINWINGS
    (Use this promo code when booking online to apply the discount. When calling to book, inform the reservation agent that you are with the Winter Wings Festival.)
  • Rates starting at $53. OIT/Running Y shuttle service available.
  • Visit their website

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Additional lodging

Where is the Festival Located?

All festival activities take place in the Klamath Basin, in and around the city of Klamath Falls. Unless otherwise stated the activities take place at the OIT campus located at 3201 Campus Drive, Klamath Falls (campus map).

Festival Locator Map
Driving Directions
OIT Campus Map

Who to Contact for Travel Planning?

Visit online:Discover Klamath

Call toll-free: 1-800-445-6728
Call locally: 541-882-1501

Visit in person: 205 Riverside Drive

Introduction to Birding the Klamath Basin

What to Wear/Bring?

For the field trips, bring layered clothing, a warm jacket, gloves, hat, comfortable walking shoes or boots, binoculars/spotting scopes, camera, bird identification guide, water, and snacks.

What’s the Weather Like?

The average daily high temperature in February is 46 degrees. Snow is a possibility at this time of year, so be prepared.

Where to Eat?

A list of local restaurants will be available at the Help Desk. Food services are available at OIT on Friday and Saturday during the day. Friday night we will have a heavy hors d’oeuvre reception and Saturday night we will offer a banquet dinner. You can order sack lunches for field trips; indicate your choice of lunch option on the registration form.

What are the transportation options?

Area roads may have snow or ice so AWD or 4×4 vehicles are recommended for driving in Klamath Falls. AMTRAK has service south from Portland, Salem, and Eugene and north from San Francisco area and Sacramento on the Coast Starlight. We encourage Audubon chapters to take advantage of group train tour options or form car pools.