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WINGS & WINE FESTIVAL FEATURES FULL DAY OF EVENTS.

Byline: The Register-Guard

Here is a clip-and-save schedule of events for the second annual Fern Ridge Wings & Wine Festival on May 12. Many activities require advance registration, which can be completed by calling 935-3774 or 935-8841. Or, sign up online by clicking the registration links at: wingsandwinefestival.com/Schedule.htm.

Birdwalk: Tom and Allison Mickel-led outing in the East Coyote Unit of Fern Ridge Wildlife Area; meet at 7 a.m. at Secret House Winery, $10. Registration required.

Bird & Ecology Walk: Dave Bontrager-led outing in the Fisher Butte Unit, 8:30 a.m., Secret House, $10. Registration required.

Country Fair Birdwalk & Tour: Jill Hubbard-led outing on the 380-acre site of the Oregon Country Fair; 8:30 a.m. at the fair's parking area (follow the signs from the entry at 24450 Suttle Road). Free. Registration required.

Festival Grounds Open: Birdwatching in the gardens, wine tasting, educational booths and children's activities, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Secret House Winery. Free.

Royal Avenue Scoping: Karen Austin will help visitors scope out a variety of bird species from the viewing platform at the west end of Royal Avenue, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Bring your binoculars, field guides and spotting scopes (or borrow the ones provided).

Fern Ridge Birdwalk: Dan Farrar-led birdwalk, 10 a.m. at the Royal Avenue gate. Free. Registration required.

Paddle for Predators: Guy Santiago and Wendy McKenzie-led canoe outing to find raptors and other bird species on Fern Ridge Lake and Coyote Creek, 9:45 a.m. at Perkins Peninsula Park; $25 per person or $40 per canoe. Registration required.

Birdwalk: Rick Ahrens-led outing on the grounds of Secret House Winery; meet at the Audubon Society booth at 11 a.m. Free. Registration required.

Turtle Talk: Kat Beal presentation on western pond turtles, 11:30 a.m. at Kirk Pond (north of Fern Ridge Dam). Free. Registration required.

ODFW Open House: Learn about the Fern Ridge Wildlife Area and how it is managed, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the wildlife area's headquarters, 26969 Cantrell Road. Also, guided walks will be offered at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Lecture: How future climate change might affect Pacific Northwest birds, by Sarah Shafer, 2 p.m., Veneta Public Library. Free.

Hedgerow Talk: Patti Chappel will discuss hedgerows and other plantings to attract native birds; meet at the wine tasting booth at 3 p.m. Free.

Dinner: Buffet dinner with wine, 7 p.m., Secret House, $50. Registration required. Cascade Raptor Center will give a presentation on owls while hors d'oeuvres are served and Dan Gleason will give a light-hearted after-dinner talk on Willamette Valley birds.

Owling talk and walk: Led by Dan and Barbara Gleason, 9 p.m. Open to dinner participants only. Registration required.

- Fern Ridge Wings & Wine Festival
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Date:May 1, 2007
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