Join me February 17-20, 2022 at the Winter Wings Birding Festival in the Klamath Basin of southern Oregon for 4 days of inspiring workshops, presentations, and field trips. I’m honored to be the festival’s featured artist and will also be leading activities each day of the event.



You don’t need to be a hotshot bird nerd to enjoy this festival; it has activities for every interest and ability; from bird identification classes, a photography contest, snowshoeing, and much, much more!

Keynote Speakers:

  • Richard Crossley; an internationally acclaimed birder, photographer, and award-winning author of ‘The Crossley ID Guide’ series on raptors, waterfowl, shorebirds, and many others.
  • Jennifer Leigh Warner; a fine art conservation wildlife photographer and educator.

Workshops: Bird photography, raptor identification, and my workshop on sketching birds (which includes my course, Sketching Backyard Birds for Beginners (a $125 value).

Field Trips: To fascinating birding spots including the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuges, Lava Beds National Monument, and trips to observe raptors, woodpeckers, and waterfowl. I’ll be leading a field sketching trip along the Link River.

Presentations: On the secret lives of owls, kestrel declines, creative solutions to water shortages, and wetland restoration. I’ll be sharing stories of my travels in the Neotropics and my bird sketching adventures.

Opening Reception: Held at the famous Favell Museum; a top western museum in the nation housing an impressive collection of Native American pottery, baskets, textiles, and arrowheads as well as contemporary Western Art by some of America’s most prestigious artists.

(COVID-19 POLICY: All participants will be required to show proof of vaccination and follow general safety protocols.)

Klamath Basin Birding

The Klamath Basin is nationally recognized for its wetlands and their resident and migratory birds including waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors, and the largest wintering concentration of Bald Eagles in the lower 48 states. Over 353 bird species spend at least part of the year here.

Situated in southern Oregon between the Cascade Mountain Range to the west and the High Desert/Great Basin to the east, the area supports a wide diversity of habitats including wetlands, conifer and juniper forests, grasslands, and more.  Birders enjoy visiting the six National Wildlife Refuges in the area as well as Crater Lake National Park, Lava Beds National Monument, and Mount Shasta.


Watch the Winter Wings Promo Video


More Bird Resources on this Website

If you’d like to learn more about birds, below you’ll find some more stories, videos, and bird sketching resources I’ve created.

My Birding Big (sketching) Days

Tips for Sketching Birds

Celebrate Vultures

How to Draw Hummingbirds (video)

Identifying Warblers in the Spring

John James Audubon

The American Dipper

Autumnal Recrudescence

A Black-headed Grosbeak Nest (video)

Kid’s Bird Coloring Pages