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Winter Wings Festival
February 16 - 19, 2006
Klamath Falls, Oregon

Anne Wenner: 541-882-1219 or cell: 541-891-2319
Great Basin Visitor Association: 800-445-6728
After 25 years as the Klamath Basin Bald Eagle Conference, this event has spread its wings to become the Klamath Basin Winter Wings Festival, a four-day event that will occur every President's Weekend at Oregon Institute of Technology. The event opens Thursday evening in the very walkable Downtown of Klamath Falls, with its geothermally heated sidewalks. From 4-7 pm, arts, food, music, vendors, and store specials will give families and tourists the opportunity to enjoy Downtown as part of the Winter Wings Festival. In addition, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at OIT, the Festival will offer workshops, tours, vendors, displays, and activities attractive to families at low or no cost. Witness the magnificence of a hawk in flight. Discover the majesty of eagle wings. View the multitudes of black and white swirling snow geese. Take a guided tour from local birding experts. There are more than 100 bird species counted every winter in the Klamath Basin. Let our experts help you see them on our tours. In addition, there are tours to: Crater Lake National Park for snowshoeing, Klamath National Wildlife Refuges for birding, and Lava Beds National Monument for caving and rock art. Experience the Volcanic Legacy Tour. The Klamath Basin is rich with things to do in winter and is a winter wonderland of beauty.

The Klamath Basin of Northern California and South Central Oregon is world famous for spectacular flocks of waterfowl, the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuges and the largest concentration of wintering bald eagles in the lower 48 states. The purpose of the Festival is to share information, increase awareness of community resources and gain an understanding of our wildlife resources, especially the birds of the Klamath Basin.


John Scharff Migratory Bird Festival
April 7-9, 2006
Burns, Oregon
Phone: 541-573-2636 - E-mail: info@migratorybirdfestival.com
Spend an amazing weekend (annual each April) with us witnessing the spectacular spring migration in the Harney Basin of southeast Oregon.  View thousands of migratory birds as they rest and feed in the wide open spaces of Oregon's High Desert country.  From waterfowl to shorebirds, cranes to raptors, wading birds to songbirds, you'll see it all!  The festival offers non-stop birding activities as well as historical information sure to entertain you and your family.


Klamath Falls Annual IMBD Festival
May 13, 2006
Veterans Park
Klamath Falls, Oregon
Phone: 541-885-4126 -- E-mail: jneeling@fs.fed.us
The Klamath Falls International Migratory Bird Day Festival is a Free Event that is a day of fun and learning for the entire family. Activities include; Guided Bird Walks, Mist-netting Station, Bird House Construction, Live Birds of Prey, Loads of Childrens Activites, Bird Related Displays, Arts and Crafts, Live Music, and Good Food. The primary focus of the event is to expose kids and adults alike to the wonder of Migratory Birds. The event is held at Veterans park, along Lake Euwana in Downtown Klamath Falls. Please come out and spend the day learning about Migratory Birds in the Klamath Basin.


20th Annual Oregon Shorebird Festival
September 1, 2, 3, 2006
Charleston, Oregon

Phone: 541-867-4550 - E-mail: oregoncoast@fws.gov

Join in on the longest running bird festival in the state of Oregon as we celebrate 20 years of shorebird migration. Held over Labor Day Weekend the festival provides an opportunity to improve your birdwatching skills, network with birders from all over the United States, and to find out the best birding spots in the Bandon and Coos Bay area. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Cape Arago Audubon Society, The Bird Guide Inc., Shoreline Education for Awareness and many other sponsors will have a full weekend of activities planned for birders of all ages and skill levels.

The festival is headquartered at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology in Charleston, OR. Day activities include expertly guided field trips to Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, Millicoma Marsh, New River, and Coos Bay to view migrating shorebirds; a Saturday pelagic trip to observe seabirds hosted by The Bird Guide, Inc., and SEA watches for pelagic birds and marine mammals at Simpson Reef. Evening activities focus on current bird research.

The migrating shorebirds you can expect to see include Black-bellied plover, Semi-palmated plover, Pacific golden-plover, Western sandpiper, Least sandpiper, Dunlin, Whimbrel, Long-billed dowitcher, and Red-necked phalarope. If you have always wanted to learn more about birds along the Oregon coast or wanted to sharpen your skills in shorebird identification, please join us for a weekend of birding fun and challenges. Registration is required for this event. For more information on registration and activities, please visit our website and download the festival program or contact Dawn Grafe at 541-867-4550.



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