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Get Ready for a 2022 Winter Wings Festival Like No Other!
We are planning a 3-day Festival to be held in the Klamath Basin over Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 18-20, 2022. It will be great to reunite with many of our festival fans in person. The festival will have a new format. Our working concept is to reduce the size of some of the field trips, offer more walking tours, do some remote activities, visit some new destinations, and appreciate the importance of the Klamath Basin in the Pacific Flyway. We have attracted two top-notch nationally known keynoters for Friday and Saturday evenings (assuming that the Oregon gathering guidelines allow it). Children’s activities and vendors are not expected to be offered in 2022. At this time we are planning to offer 40 – 45 in-person sessions to vaccinated attendees but guidelines are subject to change. We plan to release our Covid 19 guidelines in Sept. 2021.
The Winter Wings Festival is produced by the Klamath Basin Audubon Society and takes place each year over Presidents’ Day Weekend. It’s one of the longest running bird festivals in the nation. A small gathering that began as the Bald Eagle Conference over 42 years ago has now become an incredible event for bird enthusiasts and nature photographers of all skill levels.
Over 500 people have registered for the festival in recent years to enjoy presentations, workshops, field trips, and free family activities. The festival has featured phenom birders Kenn Kaufman, Pete Dunne, Scott Weidensaul, Richard Crossley, and Jeffrey Gordon, and professional photographers of high caliber such as George Lepp, Rick Sammon, Moose Peterson and Darrel Gulin.
The Klamath Basin, located in southern Oregon and northern California, is a major migratory stop on the Pacific Flyway. Over 80% of the birds that use the Flyway stopover in the Klamath Basin. Six national wildlife refuges covering nearly 200,000 acres attract an impressive variety of waterfowl and raptors, many in astounding numbers.