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We’re back with a four-day Festival again! We invite birders and photographers of all levels and other nature enthusiasts to join us. This will be our 43rd annual Festival and we hope to have 500 visitors/locals attending.

What’s New for 2023?
★ Festival runs Friday through Monday (instead of Thursday through Sunday)
★ Free Friday afternoon presentations with updates on the Klamath Basin and stakeholder initiatives
★ Lots of new programs and presenters including new keynoters, pro photographers, and raptor workshops
★ Vendors (Friday afternoon through Saturday) include new optics and camera vendors plus many of your favorite local vendors
★ Free children’s activities again on Saturday
★ Our first ever Sunday night reception gives you the chance to mingle with new birding and photography friends!
★ New photo contest prizes

Where are we located? The Festival is headquartered at the Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, Oregon. For more information see Festival Locations.

Key Dates
September 1 – Keynoters announced on website
November 15 – Entire program and schedule released on website
December 13 (tentative) – Pre-registration opens
December 27 (tentative) – Full registration opens

Who Produces the Festival? The Winter Wings Festival is produced by Klamath Basin Audubon Society 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.

Birds? We typically have about 120 – 133 species. Here is our 2022 festival bird species count of 124.

Covid Policy? We recommend that vaccinated participants attend but won’t require proof of vaccination this year. Masks may be required in indoor settings, buses, and carpools depending on the Oregon State guidelines in February.

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