Registration for Wings Over Willcox opens October 2, 2017. The festival will be held in Willcox, Arizona, at the Willcox Community Center, 312 W. Stewart St., on January 11th through January 14th, 2018.

If there are any problems or delays in your registration process or you have questions, please contact the Willcox Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture at 520-384-2272.

Registration Instructions:

You must register to participate in festival tours. The two special seminars on Friday and Saturday evenings with featured speakers have limited seats available, so it is best to also register for those events before the festival begins. Those who participate only in the other Seminars and Nature Expo do not need to pre-register.

To register, please enter the required information below. If you are registering for more than one person, please indicate the number of participants (including yourself) and include their name(s) in the space for “Additional Attendees.” All of the information provided is treated with strict confidentiality and is ONLY use to mail brochures and festival announcements.

Please be aware that there is a $10.00 non-refundable registration fee for each registrant. For information about cancellations, refunds, etc., please click on the link for Participant Information. You may also contact us at wingsoverwillcox@vtc.net or call us at (520) 384-2272.

If you have difficulty viewing the tour information, please check to see if you are using a current version of your browser software. Also, please be aware that you will have to scroll through the registration page using the inner scroll bar on the right hand side of the webpage. If you have any questions call 520-384-2272.

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Information we need:

  • Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Phone contact
  • Phone contact during the festival if different
  • Email Address
  • Number of Attendees
  • Additional Name(s) of Attendees

The tour meeting times listed are provided to ensure that the tours depart on time. All tours depart promptly 10 minutes after the meeting 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. At this time we can only accept MasterCard, Visa or Discover credit cards. A secure on-line transaction is provided through PayPal. 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 $10.00 non-refundable registration fee for each participant. On-line registration closes January 5, 2018. Registrations after that date may be made, if available, by calling the Willcox Chamber office or at the festival registration desk.

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Calendar View

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T-Shirts              Seminars
Sunday 01/14/18
34 Southbound Hawk Stalk   Remaining Tickets: 9
Meet at WCC:   7:15 AM  Return:   1:00 PM  $35.00   
Explore Kansas Settlement area, a hawk-watcher’s dream during the winter months when large numbers of raptors are seen throughout the area.

Trip Leaders: Bill Howard  

35 Continental Breakfast   Remaining Tickets: 32
Meet at WCC:   5:30 AM  Return:   9:30 AM  $0.00   
Continental Breakfast in the Community Center. Donations accepted.

Trip Leaders: N/A  

36 Northbound Hawk Stalk   Remaining Tickets: 1
Meet at WCC:   7:45 AM  Return:   1:00 PM  $35.00   
Explore the Stewart District to Bonita, a hawk-watcher’s dream during the winter months when large number of raptors are seen throughout the area. We will pursue the same hawks, owls, eagles and falcons as the Saturday Day-long Hawk Stalk.

Trip Leaders: Tim Snow  

NEW!! 37 1/2 Day Naturalist Saunter to Chiricahua National Monument   Remaining Tickets: 0
Meet at WCC:   7:15 AM  Return:   1:15 PM  $30.00   

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Join Wildlife Biologist, Naturalist, & Ethnobotanist Vincent Pinto for a half day of Birding and Nature exploration in stunning Chiricahua National Monument. Here youll wander the parks famous hoodoos or rock spires, learning about their geologic history, while keeping an eye out for many of the areas famous birds. Prairie Falcon, Montezuma Quail, Greater Roadrunner, Northern Pygmy Owl, Arizona Woodpecker, Bridled Titmouse, Plain Titmouse, Mexican Jay, Townsends Solitaire, Phainopepla, Pyrrhuloxia, wintering Warblers, and several Sparrows are all among the possible species at the Monument. When were not spotting birds the focus will shift to a variety of complimentary topics, including: Botany, Ethnobotany (human uses of native plants), Wildlife Tracking, Wilderness Survival, & Human History. Youll be dazzled by the otherworldly beauty and biodiversity of this unique Sky Islands field trip! This trip is moderate to difficult and will cover approximately 2.5 miles roundtrip. The terrain will usually be rocky with some relatively steep ups & downs on trails. We may encounter some snow and ice along the trails and will adjust our pace accordingly. Generally the pace will be slow to moderate. Hiking poles are recommended but not mandatory. Wear weather appropriate clothing, comfortable hiking shoes, hat. Bring a day pack sufficient to hold your lunch and Large water bottles with several quarts of water.

Trip Leaders: Vincent Pinto  

38 Half-Day Ghost Town Tour   Remaining Tickets: 9
Meet at WCC:   8:00 AM  Return:   12:30 PM  $35.00   
The tour starts with a 30-minute review of photographs of the towns and mining camps in their “hey day” followed by a tour of a few of the historic ghost towns and mining camps of Southeast Arizona. Step back in time on a visit to three nearby ghost towns and learn the influence of mining on the development of Cochise County. Your tour guides will discuss early life in these towns and showcase ghost town ruins, a restored jail, cemeteries and other buildings. Approximately ½ mile of easy walking. Includes rest stops.

Trip Leaders: Terry & Kelly Rowden  

39 Chiricahua National Monument Birdwatching Hike   Remaining Tickets: 16
Meet at WCC:   8:00 AM  Return:   12:00 PM  $25.00   
Join park biologist Helen Fitting for an easy 1 1/2 hour birdwatching hike on the Silver Spur Meadow Trail. The 1 mile (1.6 km) loop hike is targeted for beginning to advanced birders and will include identifying birds by sight and sound, and as well as learning about bird habitat needs and preferences. The hike will start and end at the Faraway Ranch Parking and Picnic Area, which has flush toilets and drinking water available. The hike will parallel an intermittent creek through the Faraway Ranch Historic District to the Stafford cabin, built in the 1880s, and then circle back through grasslands dotted with oak and juniper. Arizona whitetail deer are frequently seen in the lower portion of Bonita Canyon. Bring binoculars if you have them. A few loaner pairs will be available, on a first come, first served basis.

Trip Leaders: Helen Fitting  


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