2017 Winter Wings Festival will be held President's Day Weekend, Feb. 16-19. I'll be leading one of the two Owl Prowls at Klamath Marsh NWR, Over the years, we've had some really poor nights due to rain and high winds, and some exceptional nights of clear skies, calm winds and lots of owls calling. Two years ago, we located 32 owls representing seven species. Short-eared owl would have made that eight species; barred owl could have been number nine.
This is a great festival with a lot of field trips, photography workshops and presentations. Keynote speakers this year include Paul Bannick, Chas Glatzer and Scott Weidensaul. Registration is now open and some courses have already filled. See you there!