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WINGS OVER WILLCOX combines adventure, entertainment and education to provide a fun-filled weekend of birding, nature and wildlife pleasure for the novice, expert or curious.

The Wings Over Willcox Birding & Nature Festival takes place during the MLK weekend with daytime and evening activities. A nature expo in the community center has educational booths, live animal displays, and a wide variety 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.


Field trip participation is limited. Transportation needs are set in advance; reservation requests are filled on a first-come first-served basis. "Early" registration deadline is December 31. Please contact the Willcox Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture at or call us (520) 384-2272 for current tour availability. On-line Registration closes January 6, 2017. Tour reservations after that date can be made by calling the Willcox Chamber office or at the Wings Registration Desk based on available space or last-minute cancellations. Tour Waiting List requests will be honored when spots are available.

Your confirmation letter serves as your tickets for the tours. Tickets for the Saturday evening dessert and wine event can be picked up at the Wings Registration Desk at the Willcox Community Center during the hours listed below.

To register for tours online go to the Registration link and follow the instructions. Online registration begins October 3, 2016. To register by mail, complete the registration form, enclose full payment and mail (postmarked AFTER October 1, 2016) to:

Willcox Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture

Attn: Wings
1500 N Circle I Road,
Willcox, AZ 85643

WATER BOTTLES that are environmentally friendly will be available for sale. The Wings Over Willcox Committee will provide water for refilling water bottles. We will not provide the prefilled plastic water bottles that are negatively impacting our environment. You are welcome to bring your own water bottle or purchase a Wings Over Willcox water bottle at the registration desk when you arrive.

WHAT TO WEAR Be prepared for COLD mornings (15 degrees) by wearing layered clothes, sturdy shoes and socks, and jackets. All participants should bring rain/mud gear due to the unpredictability of Mother Nature. In the event of inclement weather, there may be additional walking; some tours may need to be cancelled or re-routed due to road conditions. Off-trail hiking may include wet stream crossings. Please carefully read italics at the end of tour descriptions.

LOCATION All tours, seminars and events meet at the Willcox Community Center, 312 West Stewart Street, except for the Banquet, which is held at the Elks Lodge. See the Willcox Map for the location of these venues.

Registration Desk will be open at the Willcox Community Center:

  • Thursday, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, from 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, from 5:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, from 5:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Nature Expo will be open at the Willcox Community Center on:

  • Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 NOON.

1500 N. Circle I RoadWillcox, AZ • 85643
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