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If you’re an old hand, we hope our program is of interest.  If you’re new to birding tours, you might find our essay “Choosing a Birding Tour” helpful.

What's New

Uganda: Shoebills to Gorillas, Jun 23 - Jul 8 2018, with Brian Finch and Paul Tamwenya -- Uganda is the jewel in the crown of East Africa, generally recognized as having... (more)

Guatemala, 6-15 April 2018, with Luke Seitz -- Just a three-hour flight from the US, the highlands of Guatemala’s Pacific... (more)

Study in White: Polar Bears and Ivory Gulls of Svalbard, May 29 - Jun 5 2018, with Luke Seitz -- The Norwegian island of Svalbard, or Spitsbergen, is full of spectacular landscapes... (more)

The Solomon Islands, 10-26 September 2018, with Phil Gregory and David Fisher -- The Solomon Islands archipelago stretches from Bougainville, Papua New Guinea,... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.

Miscellany

Guyana 2018 price reduced: Our tour to Guyana in 2018 has experienced a price reduction. There... (more)

Derek Lovitch's newly published guide to birdfinding in Maine: WINGS leader Derek Lovitch is the lead editor of a newly published... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

Upcoming Tours

Upcoming guaranteed departures with limited space.

Ghana with Paul French and Victor Owusu - Covering the white beaches of the Atlantic through dense rainforest to the open savanna of the Sahel, plus highlights like a canopy walkway and Yellow-headed Picathartes. November 14-27.

Panama Darién Lowlands with Gavin Bieber - Excellent birding at a remote but new African-safari-style camp with a number of regional endemics. November 25-December 2.

India: The South and the Andaman Islands with Paul Holt - Rich nature reserves full of endemics and a relaxed, tropical feel make this tour a delight. November 26-December 10 (ext to Dec 16).

New Zealand, Island Endemics and Seabirds with Neil Robertson - Isolated, fantastical islands full of unique birds and breathtaking scenery. February 13-March 5.

Full list of confirmed tours with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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A curious Black-throated Tit surveys the group on Paul Holt’s tour of Taiwan

Photo: Paul Holt



From the Field

October 10: Susan Myers on her on-going tour, Indonesia: The Moluccas

The inaugural Wings tour to the far flung islands of the Moluccas in east Indonesia... (more)

October 9: Rich Hoyer on his recently completed tour, Ecuador: The Amazon Lowlands

There may not be any pronounced dry season on the Equator in the Amazon Basin,... (more)

October 7: Rich Hoyer on his recently completed tour, Costa Rica

Costa Rica in July was the perfect summer getaway offering an amazing selection... (more)

October 1: Fabrice Schmitt on his just-completed tour, Colombia

It was another fantastic tour to Colombia! Visiting the three cordilleras,... (more)

August 1: Rich Hoyer on his recently completed tour, Brazil: Marvelous Mato Grosso

This year’s Marvelous Mato Grosso tour was amazing. Each of the four... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.


Our Leaders & Staff

Will Russell

Image of Will Russell

Will Russell lives in Tucson, Arizona, is a founder and Managing Director of WINGS. His ornithological interests are varied and have included several years of teaching at the college level and study on questions of bird identification, distribution and... (more)

Featured Tour

Thailand: The South - Khao Yai and Kaeng Krachen National Parks and the Spoon-billed Sandpiper

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Thailand is a fascinating country with many wonderful national parks and reserves supporting huge numbers of resident and migrant birds, and it’s as well home to a rich and ancient culture many of whose ruins are also wonderful places to bird. Our tour visits the marshy plains, mangrove coastline, and salt pans at Laem Phak Bia south of  Bangkok... (more)

AZ Birding

Coming to southeastern Arizona and want guiding help for just a day or two? Find an excellent guide at AZ-Birding.

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BIRD LISTS and NARRATIVES

The following tour bird lists and narratives have been posted recently to the WINGS website.