Pacific Southwest Region
California, Nevada and Klamath Basin

Upcoming Birding Festivals in San Diego and Klamath Basin

Feb 07, 2014

February 7, 2014 
                                                       
Contact:    Michael Woodbridge,  916-396-8630
                 michael_woodbridge@fws.gov
 


 
Upcoming Birding Festivals in San Diego and Klamath Basin

Birders in northern and southern California will have the opportunity to attend two of the best birding festivals on the West Coast this month. From February 13 to 16, the 35th Annual Winter Wings Festival will take place in and around Klamath Falls, Oregon. Soon after, February 27 to March 2, the San Diego Bird Festival takes place in and around San Diego, California.
 
These birding festivals are a great way to experience the natural wonders of the Pacific Flyway. Of all the wildlife in the United States, birds attract the biggest following. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s most recent National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, about 18 million people a year take trips to see wild birds. The Service will be participating in both festivals and talking with attendees about how national wildlife refuges protect important bird habitat and manage wildlife along the country’s major flyways.
 
February 13 – 16
Winter Wings Festival
Klamath Falls, Oregon
Lower Klamath and Tule Lake national wildlife refuges are two of the main destinations included in this major west coast festival celebrating its 35th anniversary. The Festival celebrates the return of the bald eagles and waterfowl to the Klamath Basin. Details are at http://winterwingsfest.org/.
 
February 27 – March 2
San Diego Bird Festival
San Diego, California
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is a sponsor, field trip provider, and booth exhibitor for the San Diego Bird Festival. There will be birding tours of the San Diego NWR on Thursday and the San Diego Bay/Tijuana Slough national wildlife refuges on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Details are at http://www.sandiegoaudubon.org/index.php/events/bird-festival.
 
For information on other national wildlife refuge-related bird festivals in 2014 visit:  http://www.fws.gov/refuges/birding/festivalsEvents.html
 

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