WINGS OVER WILLCOX (WOW) combines adventure, entertainment and education to provide a fun-filled weekend of birding pleasure for the novice, expert or curious.
The Wings Over Willcox Birding & Nature Festival takes place during the MLK
weekend with daytime and evening activities. The festival is a wonderful
opportunity to see the winter migrants and southwest bird species that are
found in the Sulphur Springs Valley. Our festival also provides many
opportunities to explore nature in Southeast Arizona through tours for
photography, geology, archeology, history, botany, agriculture, and
expo in the community center has educational booths, live animal
displays, and a wide variety vendors with nature-related crafts and
seminars about many different topics are offered throughout the day in the
community center. Willcox is situated east of Tucson, Arizona and is a scenic
drive of about an hour and fifteen minutes on I-10. Participants can stop in
during a day trip, or check out our Area Attractions links for food and
GENERAL INFORMATION Transportation needs are set in advance; reservation requests are filled on a first-come first-served basis. "Early Bird" registration deadline is December 31. Registration forms submitted after this date will require an additional $5.00 per event, per person. Please contact the Willcox Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture at WOW Email or call us (520) 384-2272 or (800) 200-2272 for current tour availability. To receive your tickets by mail, send a self-addressed stamped envelope with full payment by check or credit card number by December 31. Tickets that are not mailed can be picked up at the WOW registration desk at the Willcox Community Center during the hours listed below. Tickets may also be purchased at the WOW registration desk based on available space or last-minute cancellations. To register for tours online go to the Registration link and follow the instructions. Online registration begins September 1. To register by mail, complete the registration form, enclose full payment and mail (postmarked AFTER August 27) to:
Willcox Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture
TOUR REFUND SCHEDULE The Wings Over Willcox Committee reserves the right to cancel or revise any event for any reason. If it becomes necessary to cancel a paid event for which you have a reservation, we will notify you by telephone and/or in writing and issue a full refund. If you cancel your paid event registration by telephone or in writing, the following refund policy will apply:
WATER BOTTLES that are environmentally friendly will be available for sale. The Wings Over Willcox Committee will provide water for refilling water bottles. We will not provide the prefilled plastic water bottles that are negatively impacting our environment. You are welcome to bring your own water bottle or purchase a Wings Over Willcox water bottle with your ticket order or at the registration desk when you arrive.
WHAT TO WEAR Be prepared for COLD mornings (15 degrees) by wearing layered clothes, sturdy shoes and socks, and jackets. All participants should bring rain/mud gear due to the unpredictability of Mother Nature. In the event of inclement weather, there may be additional walking; some tours may need to be cancelled or re-routed due to road conditions. Off-trail hiking may include wet stream crossings. Please carefully read italics at the end of tour descriptions.
LOCATION All tours, seminars and events meet at the Willcox Community Center, 312 West Stewart Street, except for the Banquet, which is held at the Elks Lodge. See the Willcox Map for the location of these venues.
Registration Desk will be open at the Willcox Community Center on:
Nature Expo will be open at the Willcox Community Center on:
1500 N. Circle I Road •
Willcox, AZ • 85643
email: Click Here for Email Address
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