Wings Over Willcox Birding & Nature Festival
January 14, 2021 - January 17, 2021
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 visit some of the best birding and wildlife attractions in Southeastern Arizona. Guest speakers, seminars, workshops, birding tours, evening programs, the Nature Expo (vendors, activities for kids), and Southeastern Arizona cuisine and hospitality.
The keynote banquet speaker is Rick Wright, author of the Peterson Reference Guide to North American Sparrows and the American Birding Association’s field guides to birds of Arizona and New Jersey.
The festival is a wonderful opportunity to see the winter migrants and southwest bird species that are found in the Sulphur Springs Valley. Our festival also provides many opportunities to explore nature in Southeast Arizona through tours for photography, geology, archeology, history, botany, agriculture, and ranching. A nature expo in the community center has educational booths, live animal displays, and a wide variety of vendors with nature-related crafts and wares. Free seminars about many different topics are offered throughout the day in the community center.
Willcox is situated east of Tucson, Arizona and is a scenic drive of about an hour and fifteen minutes on I-10. Participants can stop in during a day trip, or check out our Area Attractions links for food and lodging options.
Registration opens September 1, 2020.