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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

Panama: Bocas del Toro and the Western Highlands, Nov 17-26, 2017, with Gavin Bieber -- The many mangrove-fringed islands of the Bocas del Toro Archipelago have long attracted those with a... (more)

Peru: Machu Picchu and the Manu-Kosñipata Road, Sep 10-21, 2017, with Rich Hoyer -- The awe-inspiring Incan ruins of Machu Picchu need no introduction, and any birding trip to this region... (more)

The Solomon Islands, Oct 9-25, 2017, with Phil Gregory and David Fisher -- The Solomon Islands archipelago stretches from Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, in a southeasterly arc... (more)

Iran, Apr 11-25, 2017, with Paul French -- Iran, the ancient country once known as Persia, lies between the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf. It’s... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.

Miscellany

Two Recent Book from Susan Myers: Susan Myers has two new publications, a revision of her Birds of... (more)

New Borneo Departure: We've added a new Borneo departure, May 11-25, 2017, in anticipation... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

Upcoming Tours

Upcoming guaranteed departures with limited space.

Texas: Rio Grande Valley & Whooping Crane extension with Jake Mohlmann and Evan Obercian - Mexican species at the northern tip of their range plus abundant wintering migrants and a chance for rarities. February 11 - 18, ext to 20.

Cambodia with Susan Myers - Mythical Angkor Wat, along with Giant Ibis, Sarus Crane, Bengal Florican: some of the world’s rarest birds amid some of its most celebrated cultural sites. February 13 - 27.

Peru: The Cloud Forests of the Rio Mayo and Abra Patricia with Rich Hoyer - Some of the most exciting birding in the Andes, including for the spectacular Marvelous Spatuletail and the nearly mythical Long-whiskered Owlet. February 17 - 26.

Colombia: The Santa Marta Mountains with Fabrice Schmitt - A short tour to an endemic-rich region of Northern Colombia; perfect for a quick winter escape. March 11 - 19.

Full list of confirmed tours with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Collared Falconet collections are sometime seen on Paul Holt’s tour, Northern India:Ranthambhore, Bharatpur, Nainital and Corbett.

Photo: Paul Holt



From the Field

January 6: Rich Hoyer on his just-completed Christmastime tour to Oaxaca

What a delightful time of year to visit Oaxaca, with Christmas decorations, festivities, and really... (more)

December 13: James Wolstencroft reports from our recent Tanzania tour.

This year our November Tanzania group had the extreme fortune (for the participants anyway) of witnessing... (more)

December 12: Rich Hoyer on his just-completed tour, Mexico: The Yucatan and Cozumel

For such a short tour, we certainly packed in the sightings and wonderful experiences. Among the... (more)

December 1: Paul Holt on his just-completed tour to Goa, India

Highlights of this year’s 17th tour to the former Portuguese colony of Goa included a good number... (more)

November 28: Paul Holt reports from NW India

We’ve been having a fantastic time here in northwest India. Highlights so far have included hundreds... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.


Our Leaders & Staff

James Wolstencroft

Image of James Wolstencroft

A native of the UK, James Wolstencroft now lives in Arusha, Tanzania. He made his first East African safari in 1976 while he was a student at Cambridge; before that, his pursuit of birds had already taken him around Europe, across North America, through... (more)

Featured Tour

San Francisco to Alaska Seabird Cruises aboard Princess Cruises Vessels - Albatrosses, Pterodromas, and Seabirding in Comfort

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May 08-18, 2017: San Francisco, CA to Southeast Alaska to San Francisco, CA – This 10-day Princess cruise, which goes directly to Juneau and Skagway and then loops through Glacier Bay National Park and returns to San Francisco via Ketchikan and Victoria, BC, spends the most offshore time of any of the Alaska cruises. We’ll look for... (more)

AZ Birding

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