Registration will open Dec. 2nd around 11am Arizona Time.
To sign-up for the Wings Over Willcox tours and events, it is necessary to first register as a participant of the festival. On-line registration requires a credit card as payment. Secure on-line transaction is provided through PayPal and all credit cards are accepted. Please note that a PayPal account is NOT REQUIRED to accept payment. To pay by check, please print out the registration form and send by mail.
To register, please click on any of the Register links on this page and follow the instructions. Please be aware that there is a $20.00 non-refundable registration fee for each participant.
Please note that the 2022 festival is "COVID Cautious" and the following conditions apply:
- All tours are limited to a maximum of 8 participants OR 3 participant vehicles
- Sign a COVID waiver
- Wear a mask when indoors
- Drive your personal vehicle (please have a full tank of gas!)
- Bring your own lunch and drinks
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|1||Whitewater Draw Sandhill Crane||Remaining Tickets: 5|
|Meet at WCC: 5:50 AM||Return: 11:00 AM||$45.00|
Watch Sandhill Cranes take flight at Whitewater Draw as they begin their morning feeding. Less than 1/2 mile of easy walking. Beginner to Intermediate. Includes rest stops.
|Trip Leaders: Erv Nichols Steve Marlatt Sandra Noll|
|2||Birding Sulphur Springs Valley||Remaining Tickets: 0|
|Meet at WCC: 6:50 AM||Return: 2:30 PM||$55.00|
Many wonderful species of birds spend their winters here in Cochise County. The tour travels the wetlands, grasslands, agriculture fields, and foothills of the southern portion of Sulphur Springs Valley and includes stops at Whitewater Draw and Cochise Lake. The tour will look for a variety of waterfowl, raptors, and shorebirds with the potential for rare and exciting finds. Approximately one mile of easy to moderate walking with several stops. Beginner to Intermediate. Self-drive tour. Bring your own lunch.
|Trip Leaders: Jennie MacFarland Richard Fray|
|3||Birding the Valley - Leader's Choice||Remaining Tickets: 1|
|Meet at WCC: 7:20 AM||Return: 2:30 PM||$55.00|
This field trip is "Leader's Choice" and will go birding in favorite locations of the leader. The tour will visit a variety of habitats, including wetlands, grasslands, agriculture fields, and foothills of the Sulphur Springs Valley. The tour will look for a variety of waterfowl, raptors, and shorebirds with the potential for rare and exciting finds. Approximately one mile of easy to moderate walking with several stops. Beginner to Intermediate. Self-drive tour. Bring your own lunch.
|Trip Leaders: Bill Grossi|
|4||Birding Roper Lake & Dankworth Pond||Remaining Tickets: 2|
|Meet at WCC: 7:35 AM||Return: 12:00 PM||$45.00|
Roper Lake is an excellent place for bird watching. Species commonly seen are Gamble's quail, redwing blackbird, yellow headed blackbird, great horned owl, cardinal, flycatchers, kingfisher, mallard duck, ruddy duck, grebes, egrets, herons, and mergansers. Dankworth is a very popular southern Arizona birding destination and a large variety of migratory birds spend their winters soaking up the Arizona sun here. Note that this field trip has a 45 minute drive towards Safford, Arizona before birding commences. Entry to Roper Lake and Dankworth Pond is free to holders of Arizona State Parks annual pass. Entry fee is $10 per vehicle with purchase of daily permit. Beginner to Intermediate. Self-drive tour. Bring your own lunch.
|Trip Leaders: Dorothy Laage Sam Laage|
|5||Northbound Hawk Stalk||Remaining Tickets: 4|
|Meet at WCC: 7:50 AM||Return: 1:00 PM||$55.00|
This Hawk Stalk explores the Stewart District area north of Willcox in pursuit of hawks, owls, eagles, and falcons. NOTE: Due to the excitement this trip offers, the tour may run 15-20 minutes behind schedule. Self-drive, caravan-style with many stops along the way. Less than 1/2 mile of easy walking. Beginner to Intermediate. Includes limited rest stops. Bring your own lunch.
|Trip Leaders: Jeff Babson|
|6||Beginning Birdwatching||Remaining Tickets: 2|
|Meet at WCC: 8:20 AM||Return: 11:00 AM||$35.00|
Learn and practice basic identification skills. Time will be spent at the Willcox ponds and nearby areas observing and identifying common bird species. TRANSPORTATION IS NOT PROVIDED. The tour will require that you bring your own car and binoculars. Less than 1/2 mile of easy walking. Beginner.
|Trip Leaders: Jay's Bird Barn|