The annual celebration of thousands of Sandhill Cranes and other wintering birds is coming soon. This is your opportunity to learn more about the birds and other natural history subjects as well as past and present human life in the Sulphur Springs Valley. Tours include Sandhill Cranes – thousands up close and personal, southwest mountain birds, wildlife photography, beginning birdwatching, Muleshoe ranch, Eurofresh greenhouse and valley farming, Willcox walking history, hawk stalks, sparrow seeks, grassland birds, ghost towns, botany, a working cattle ranch, local archeology, wetlands and woodlands and Chiricahua geology. Free seminars cover backyard native landscaping for wildlife, wildlife photography, astronomy, ice age animals and humans, sky islands, basic bird watching, bats, sandhill cranes, lizards, butterflies and nest box building. Registration, tour departures and seminars are located at the Willcox Community Center on Stewart Street.
The daily trade fair at the Community Center has booths ranging from birding and field trip accessories, original art and photography to arts and crafts and natural resource and local history displays.
Our banquet speaker on Saturday night, Bill Thompson III is the editor of Bird Watcher’s Digest presenting The Perils and Pitfalls of Birding. In addition to being the keynote speaker Bill will lead some birding tours
Wings Over Willcox has something for everyone. Come learn more about our winter visitors as well as your surroundings and natural history of the valley. Tours are limited and many fill early.