Winter Wings Festival at Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex February 12-14

by John Soares on February 3, 2010

The Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex straddles the Oregon-California border and hosts some of the most spectacular bird displays on the planet, especially in winter when many migratory species make the area their home.

The Winter Wings Festival is your ticket to explore this beautiful country and learn all about the birds:

The Klamath Basin Audubon Society (KBAS) invites you to the 31st Annual Winter Wings Festival (formerly the Bald Eagle Conference). We hope you will come and experience the beauty of the Klamath Basin in winter, where hundreds of eagles and other raptors and literally thousands of ducks, geese, and swans take up residence. The Klamath Basin was highlighted on the Sunset Magazine list of “Fantastic Five Birding Destinations in the West.”

We will offer a huge assortment of birding and nature-related activities for all ages and skill levels, from novice birder to lifelong birding enthusiast. In addition, nature photographers of all skill levels will be impressed by the rich diversity of wildlife present in the Klamath Basin during wintertime, as well as the depth, variety, and quality of photography-oriented workshops, field trips and hands-on instruction we offer.

The Festival is headquartered at the Oregon Institute of Technology campus in Klamath Falls. The Festival program begins Friday morning and continues through Sunday afternoon. We will offer 19 field trips, 12 workshops, 7 mini-sessions, 3 feature presentations, 2 gourmet catered events and a banquet dinner.

Visit the Winter Wings Festival site for a complete schedule, a brochure, and all the registration details. This is truly one of the most beautiful places in North America, and if you can find time to attend the festival you’ll be treated to both spectacular scenery and hundreds of thousands of birds.

Snow Geese and Mount Shasta, courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Snow Geese and Mount Shasta, courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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