Basin Adventures: Winter Wings Festival

File Photo, Bald Eagle at the Lower Klamath Lake National Wildlife Refuge. (Image by Brian Gailey)

There are only a few hours remaining until the start of the 39th Annual Winter Wings Festival. This year’s festival will offer more activities than ever before. With the help of the Klamath Falls KOA Journey we look at this year’s festival.

The Winter Wings Festival is one of the largest birding festivals in the nation celebrating the largest wintering population of Bald Eagles in the lower 48 states. Typically numbering 500-800 eagles. Other birds include – massive flocks of waterfowl and large number of wintering raptors.

The festival will kick off on Thursday, February 15th with the “Shoot with a Pro” series at 7:30AM.  This early morning adventure will be led by local photography legend Larry Turner. Thrououth the festival are excursions like the one led by Turner as well as educational workshops, presentations, family activities and more.

The festival is highlighted by three keynote guests, that will speak and teach at this year’s festival – Stephen Shunk (Woodpecker Expert), Moose Peterson (Nikon Ambassador) and Dr. Kevin McGowan (Cornell Lab educator and author).


New this year are overnight fieldtrips to the Winema Lodge and Crystalwood Lodge. Also new this year is the Animal Ambassador Live Animal Show by Wildlife Images.

Returning this year is the “Put a Bird IN It” photography contest and children’s art contest.

Online registration is now closed. However, you can still register in person at Oregon Tech.

If you go:

Where: Oregon Tech College Union
When: February 15-18, 2018

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Basin Adventures is brought to you by the Klamath Falls KOA Journey. Centrally located, the Klamath Falls KOA Journey is the perfect jump-off point to visit all the spectacular recreation sites of the Klamath Basin

Including: Crater Lake National Park, Lava Beds National Monument, wildlife refuges, hiking, biking, fishing and so much more.

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