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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

Guyana, Jan 26 - Feb 8 2015, with Fabrice Schmitt -- Guyana is a neglected jewel of Neotropical birding. Long overshadowed by its better-known neighbors... added September 2013 (more)

Colombia: The Santa Marta Mountains, Mar 21-29, 2015, with Fabrice Schmitt -- Colombia is well known for its great diversity of habitats and high level of bird endemism. This is... added June 2014 (more)

Indonesia: Java and Sumatra, Aug 1-22, 2015, with Susan Myers -- Indonesia is the largest archipelago of islands in the world and has more endemic bird species than... added August 2014 (more)

Indonesia: Sulawesi and Halmahera, Aug 28 - Sep 17 2015, with Susan Myers -- The Indonesian province of Sulawesi, formerly known as the Celebes, is the large, rather odd-shaped... added June 2014 (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.


Visit WINGS at RGVBF: WINGS will have a strong presence at the upcoming Rio Grande Valley... (more)

Baja Mexico update from Steve Howell: Steve Howell has just returned from his annual fall week of birding... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

Serendib Scops Owl is one of the sought-after birds in Sri Lanka. You can read about Deepal Warakagoda’s latest tour to the tear drop of India here

Photo: Paul Holt

From the Field

November 28: Fabrice Schmitt and David Fisher on their recently concluded tour to Chile

Above Santiago we experienced the wonderful sceneries of the Andes while looking for (and finding!) Diademed Sandpiper-Plover, Grey-breasted... (more)

November 26: Paul Holt on the conclusion of his tour to Goa, India

Highlights of this year’s Goa tour, our 15th to this balmy and hugely birdy South Indian paradise, were many and varied ... (more)

November 19: Jon Feenstra from his on-going tour to Southern Ecuador

We're five days into 15 days of birding all across southern Ecuador. We began in the high country of El Cajas National Park, Part... (more)

November 14: Fabrice Schmitt and David Fisher on their visit to a Markham's Storm-Petrel breeding colony

The breeding grounds of Markham’s Storm-Petrel has been a well-kept mystery until very recently. Only one colony had been... (more)

November 6: Yann Kolbeinsson on his mid-summer Iceland tour

Our 8th modern-day tour here was by far the wettest and grayest we’ve experienced but despite the fact that we saw rain in... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.

Upcoming Tours

Limited space is available on the following confirmed December 2014 and early 2015 tours.

China Southeast in Winter with Paul Holt and Wang Qingyu - Superb East Asian winter birding with highlights including five or six species of cranes, waterfowl including Lesser White-fronted Goose and Baikal Teal and a chance for the ultra scarce Spoon-billed Sandpiper. Two departures: December 8 and January 4.

Newfoundland in Winter with Jared Clarke - Winter birding from a delightful base. Possible Old World rarities top a delectable mix of alcids, gulls, and boreal forest birds. Begins January 11.

Arizona: A Winter Week in the Southeast with Jake Mohlmann - Spectacular SE Arizona winter birding from a comfortable base on the San Pedro River. Begins January 31.

Jamaica with Rich Hoyer and Ann Sutton - Twenty-seven endemic bird species and a host of Antillean and neotropical specialties, in atmospheric surroundings. Begins April 12.

more confirmed tours

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

WINGS Publications

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AZ Birding

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

Our Leaders & Staff

Will Russell

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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

Tanzania: Kilimanjaro to the Serengeti

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Tanzania long ago realised the importance of its natural resources and has done much to protect them. Today, 25 percent of the country is given over to National Parks and Reserves, the most famous of which in the north of the country form the basis for this tour. Starting on the densely wooded slopes of Mount Meru in the shadow of the much larger Mount... (more)

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