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COVID-Safe Wings Over Willcox Birding & Nature Festival

January 15 - January 16


From the rugged peaks of the Dos Cabezas and Chiricahua Mountains to the Dragoon Mountains, stretches the Sulphur Springs Valley, home to a great variety of plant and animal life. This bio-diverse area from grasslands to sky islands is home to a unique mix of flora and fauna and nearly 500 avian species. The Magic Circle of Cochise, which begins and ends in Willcox, offers the outdoor nature enthusiast the opportunity to experience some of the best birding and wildlife attractions in Southeastern Arizona.

To be more COVID safe and engage those choosing to stay at home, we will have a two-day festival instead of four, with parts online. There will not be a Nature Expo at the Community Center. Instead we will have guides set up at two locations, and participants can come and go on their own schedules. The two locations follow:

Cochise Lake
1000 S. Rex Allen Drive
Willcox, AZ 85643

Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area
8469 N Coffman Road
McNeal, AZ 85617

The festival is also offering several self-drive tours that are limited to eight people/three vehicles. Instead of in-person seminars, we’re posting online presentations and will provide a log-in code to those who register for the event.

Willcox is situated east of Tucson, Arizona, and is a scenic drive of about an hour and fifteen minutes on I-10.



Wings Over Willcox Birding & Nature Festival
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