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Klamath Wingwatchers, Inc.

PO Box 251
Klamath Falls, OR
97601-0359

Klamath Wingwatchers is a local non-profit organization dedicated to public education regarding Klamath Basin wildlife and wetland habitat and their value as a natural resource through scientific, arts, and cultural means.

A two minute video about the Lake Ewauna Trail in Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA.

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The Klamath Basin provides a home and resting place for hundreds of species of wildlife, more than any other area in the western United States. The Klamath wetlands have the largest concentration of migrating waterfowl found on the continent. In addition over 500 bald eagle utilize the region's wetlands for foraging between November and April An ever increasing number of visitors seek to enjoy the diversity of species and wildlife habitats in the Basin. However the major aspect of wildlife viewing missing is a hub for visitors adjacent to the Klamath Falls urban area that would identity the variety of experiences available.The concept is for a south portal project which would ultimately provide a site for this service.

To help fill this void, Klamath Wingwatchers, Inc, a nonprofit corporation has created a wetland/wildlife interpretive area bordering Lake Ewauna in Klamath Falls. This project fulfills the following objectives:

Photo:Cinnamon Teal
Cinnamon Teal

Klamath Wingwatchers has developed a 1.1 mile long, wheelchair accessible trail along the western shore of Lake Ewauna. Along this trail, Wingwatchers has planted over 1100 trees, shrubs and other plants that provide shelter and food for the many species of wildlife that utilize the area. Note also the constructed waterfowl nesting islands in the pond. Future plans call for expanding and paving the trail system; installing interpretive signs, displays, wildlife viewing platforms and blinds; and constructing a wetland/wildlife interpretive center.

Please park at the Veterans Park parking lot and walk across the bridge to the trailhead. Note our proximity to the Link River Trail and plan on experiencing both.

You will notice an installed eagle perch along the Lake Ewauna Interpretive Trail. It is used year-round by wintering and nesting Bald Eagles and is easily visible from Highway 97 near the downtown exit to Klamath Falls.

The Lake Ewauna Interpretive Area is a wildlife area and there are certain activities that are not compatible with the wildlife and others using it. To maintain maximum protection to wildlife and enjoyment to you and others please:

NO:

RESPECT:

Photo: Male Lesser Scaup.
Male Lesser Scaup

Guided tours may be available upon request. Please contact Klamath Wingwatchers, Inc. for information. Here is our interpretive guide.

More about Wingwatchers, Inc.

Klamath Wingwatchers, Inc was the co-sponsor and co-producer of the Winter Wings Festival for 2005, 2006, and 2007. You can find out more about the festival at www.winterwingsfest.org. Wingwatchers also sponsors Pelicans On Parade, the Lake Ewauna Trail, the Klamath Basin Birding Trail, bird and child friendly booths at various community activities, watershed activities, etc.

If you are interested in working on any of our activities or projects, please contact:

Leslie Lowe at 541-882-6509 or write to:

Klamath Wingwatchers, Inc.
P.O. Box 251
Klamath Falls, OR 97601

We have monthly Board meetings, an Annual Meeting in April/May, and some public meetings throughout the year. A newsletter is sent out to paid members at least once each year:

LIST OF CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS (as of January 2009)

President: (541-882-6509)
Vice President: Vacant
Secretary: Ralph Opp
Treasurer: Allan Lowe
Board Members: Anita Ward, Harry Vincett, Dave Menke, Ken Hay, Bill Wood
Membership Committee: Ken Hay

NOTICE TO MEMBERS AND FOLKS WHO WANT TO BE

We have monthly Board meetings from 7-8:30 pm at 409 Pine on the 4th Tuesday of every month except December, June, and July. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Our Annual Meeting is in April or May of each year. Everyone is welcome to attend. A report on current Wingwatchers' projects and a short meeting follows the vote on Board Members. Your dues must be paid in order to vote unless you have received an "honorary membership" card, good for one year from date of mailing. Dues are $10/student, $15/individual, $25/family, and $35/business. Send them to Wingwatchers, P.O. Box 251, K. Falls, OR 97601 or bring them to the meeting.

I wish to join Klamath Wingwatchers, Inc.

As a member, I will receive the Taking Wing newsletter. All memberships are tax deductible.

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Please send this information with your check to:
Klamath Wingwatchers, Inc.
P.O. Box 251
Klamath Falls, OR 97601

If you would like to receive information by email, please contact with your email address. You can receive monthly minutes and notification of Board Meetings and agendas as well as other information.

PUBLIC DOCUMENTS

Articles of Incorporation, revised 11-15-05
[DOC - 40K] [PDF - 48K] [RTF - 16K]

By Laws , revised October 27, 2009
[DOC - 48K] [PDF - 68K] [RTF - 20K]

2010 Annual Work Plan
[DOC - 88K] [PDF - 138K] [RTF - 146K]

Wingwatchers Lake Ewauna Trail Management Plan
[DOC - 84K] [PDF - 76K] [RTF - 80K]

 

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