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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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|16||Whitewater Draw Sandhill Crane - SUN||Remaining Tickets: 0|
|Meet at WCC: 6:20 AM||Return: 11:00 AM||$45.00|
Watch Sandhill Cranes take flight at Cochise Lake then head to 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 Sandra Noll|
|17||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: Bill Grossi|
|18||Birding the Valley - Leader's Choice||Remaining Tickets: 0|
|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: Jennie MacFarland Richard Fray|
|19||Southbound Hawk Stalk - SUN||Remaining Tickets: 0|
|Meet at WCC: 7:50 AM||Return: 1:00 PM||$55.00|
Explore Kansas Settlement, a hawk-watcher's dream during the winter months when large numbers of raptors are seen throughout the area. Approximately 1/2 mile of easy walking. Beginner to Intermediate. Bring your own lunch and drinks. There will be rest stops.
|Trip Leaders: Tim Snow|
|20||Sparrow Seek||Remaining Tickets: 0|
|Meet at WCC: 8:05 AM||Return: 1:00 PM||$55.00|
The grasslands of the Sulphur Springs Valley are well known for the diversity of sparrows, towhees, and longspurs that are winter residents. Over 24 species of Emberizidae (members of the sparrow family) may winter in Cochise County and as many as 19 species have been observed during the festival weekend. The tour includes a field trip seeking a handful of these sparrow species. Less than 1 1/2 mile of easy to moderate walking and includes brushy areas. Intermediate to Advanced. Includes rest stops. Self-drive tour.
|Trip Leaders: Homer Hansen Jeff Babson|