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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

Sweden: Fall Migration at Falsterbo, Sep 4-12, 2017, with Evan Obercian -- The Scandinavian Peninsula is a vast region rich in birdlife.  Every autumn, countless millions... added May 2016 (more)

Oregon: Woodpeckers, Owls and the Solar Eclipse, Aug 17-25, 2017, with Rich Hoyer -- We’ve added a special tour to coincide with a rare total solar eclipse. Skies are almost always... added June 2016 (more)

Indonesia: The Moluccas, Sep 23 - Oct 14 2017, with Susan Myers -- The Moluccan islands of eastern Indonesia, known as Maluku in Indonesia, remain one of the world’s... added April 2016 (more)

Brazil: Minas Gerais, Oct 19-28, 2017, with Fabrice Schmitt -- The state of Minas Gerais in the heart of Brazil’s cerrado biome offers wonderful birding and... added October 2015 (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.


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

July 19: James Lidster on his recently concluded tour, Mongolia

Had anyone told me that we would see two male Black-billed Capercaillies, next to the road, mid afternoon,... (more)

July 14: Gavin Bieber on his recently completed tour, Arizona: Owls and Warblers

Our tour coincided with a period of unseasonably cool weather, with frequent overcast and even some... (more)

July 12: James Lidster on his recently concluded tour, Estonia in Spring: Migration along the Baltic Sea

The thought of watching Arctic migration while wearing a t-shirt and sunglasses wasn’t one that... (more)

July 10: Gavin Bieber on his just-completed tours to the Pribilof Islands and Point Barrow, Alaska

Gavin Bieber reports from tour Alaska: Majesty of the North: The 2016 Alaska Majesty Tour extensions to both the Pribiofs and Barrow were incredible. We arrived... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.

Upcoming Tours

Limited space is available on these guaranteed departures.

South Africa with Steve Rooke - Almost 100 endemic or near-endemic birds plus spring wildflowers in the desert. Birding experiences range from the dry scrub of the Kalahari to coastal marshes to offshore currents with large congregations of seabirds. September 3 - 17.

Arizona and Utah with Jake Mohlmann - Breathtaking southwestern landscapes and exciting birdwatching. One space remains. September 6 - 18.

New Jersey: Cape May with Evan Obercian - Unbeatable fall migration birding in one of North America’s top birding locations. Begins September 18 - 24.

Chile: Tierra del Fuego to the Atacama Desert with Fabrice Schmitt and Steve Howell - Birding the breadth of this spectacular country, from southern rainforests and coastal glaciers to the northern Atacama desert. One space remains. Begins November 1 - 17.

Full list of confirmed tours with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Our Leaders & Staff

Bryan Bland

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Bryan Bland is a Sunbird director who lives in Norfolk, England. He alternates his highly regarded residential birdwatching courses with his overseas tours—a combined total of 1,000 so far. He has studied birds in more than 50 countries around... (more)

Featured Tour

Mexico: San Blas - Mangroves and Forests

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Not far from the U.S. yet in the midst of a rich and decidedly tropical avifauna, the small coastal fishing town of San Blas, Nayarit, has long been famous among birdwatchers. From our base in town we’ll explore the nearby palm and thorn forests, oak woods, coffee fincas, mangroves, freshwater marshes, beaches, coastal lagoons and inshore waters... (more)

AZ Birding

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



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