Welcome!

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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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
Thursday 01/11/18
NEW!! 3 Half Day Photography - Full Moonset, Sunrise and Morning   Remaining Tickets: 10
Meet at WCC:   5:00 AM  Return:   11:00 AM  $50.00   
Join award-winning wildlife photographer Bryan Holliday for a morning of bird photography at Whitewater Draw. We will leave Willcox early so we arrive at Whitewater Draw to photograph the Sandhill Cranes at sunrise. We also have the treat of the full moon setting on this morning just before sunrise! There are many other birds at Whitewater and the surrounding areas, so we will spend the whole morning down there focusing our efforts on the opportunities there and have some fun. In the past we have photographed Greater Roadrunner, Loggerhead Shrike, Says Phoebe, Western Meadowlark, Vermillion Flycatcher, and Ferruginous Hawk. You never know what will present itself!

Bryan can help you create better photos by teaching you about reading the light, the wind, the bird behaviors, and exposure. He can also help you with any gear questions and how to use your equipment. Bring your longest lens and a wide-angle!

Less than ½ mile of walking. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced photographers are welcome. Includes snacks, drinks, and rest stops. Choose which half-day tour fits your schedule, or sign up for both!

Trip Leaders: Bryan Holliday  

NEW!! 4 Half Day Photography - Afternoon and Sunset   Remaining Tickets: 8
Meet at WCC:   1:30 PM  Return:   7:30 PM  $50.00   
Join award-winning wildlife photographer Bryan Holliday for an afternoon of bird photography at Whitewater Draw. We will arrive at Whitewater Draw mid-afternoon to photograph the birds at Whitewater and the surrounding areas in the nice afternoon light. In the past we have photographed Greater Roadrunner, Loggerhead Shrike, Says Phoebe, Western Meadowlark, Vermillion Flycatcher, and Ferruginous Hawk. You never know what will present itself! As the sun goes down and the crane activity picks up, we will photograph the Sandhill Cranes with the sunset light. There can be a lot of action and dramatic opportunities at this time, often making the sunset shoot a magical experience.

Bryan can help you create better photos by teaching you about reading the light, the wind, the bird behaviors, and exposure. He can also help you with any gear questions and how to use your equipment. Bring your longest lens and a wide-angle!

Less than ½ mile of walking. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced photographers are welcome. Includes snacks, drinks, and rest stops. Choose which half-day tour fits your schedule, or sign up for both!

Trip Leaders: Bryan Holliday  

5 Sunset Sandhill Crane   Remaining Tickets: 26
Meet at WCC:   3:45 PM  Return:   6:30 PM  $30.00   
This tour will start will a circuit of Cochise Lake for late afternoon arrivals of waterfowl. The next stop will be a known roosting site as dusk begins to fall. Sandhill Cranes can be seen coming in from the fields to spend the night. Be sure to check out the free seminar on Crane Basics: Information to Enhance Sandhill Crane Observation presented by Erv and Sandra from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. prior to the tour.

Approximately ¾ mile of walking is required along an unpaved, sandy road. Be prepared for cold temperatures as the sun sets and bring a flashlight for the return walk to the vehicle. Beginner. Includes rest stops.

Trip Leaders: Erv Nichols & Sandra Noll  

6 Welcoming Reception   Remaining Tickets: 100
Meet at WCC:   6:00 PM  Return:   7:00 PM  $0.00   
Refreshments and entertainment

Trip Leaders: N/A  

40 Birding at Indian Bread Rocks Recreation Area, Dos Cabezas   Remaining Tickets: 12
Meet at WCC:   7:00 AM  Return:   2:00 PM  $75.00   
This tour travels to the spectacular rock formations of the northern Dos Cabeza Mountains in search of a broad spectrum of desert and upland birds. Well meander through Grasslands, Chihuahuan Desert, Madrean Evergreen Woodland, and Riparian zones on a series of slow-paced, off-trail rambles. Along the way we hope to see such species as wintering Raptors, Black-throated and other Sparrows, Crissal Thrasher, Scaled Quail, Lawrences Goldfinch, wintering Warblers, Flycatchers, and any local rarities. As an added bonus, this area is renowned for its Native American artifacts and prehistoric sites. Vincent will interpret these intriguing hints of the past, as he also is an expert Wilderness Survival Instructor. This trip is moderately difficult, owing to the roundtrip walking distance of approximately 3 miles, over uneven, sometimes rocky/steep terrain and mostly off-trail. 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  



 



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