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Welcome to WINGS

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)

Guatemala, Apr 6-14, 2018, with Luke Seitz -- Just a three-hour flight from the US, the highlands of Guatemala’s Pacific slope are famous worldwide... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.

Miscellany

South Africa 2017 pricing reduced!: Our ever-popular tour to South Africa has had a price reduction... (more)

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

See all recent Miscellany here.

Upcoming Tours

Upcoming guaranteed departures with limited space.

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.

Puerto Rico with Gavin Bieber - An easy tour with 17 endemics and many Caribbean specialties. March 19 - 29.

Morocco in Spring with James Lidster - High Atlas and Sahara desert drama. Crimson-winged Finch, Cream-colored Courser, Thick-billed Lark and, we hope, Northern Bald Ibis. April 1 - 11.

Netherlands in Spring with James Lidster - A short tour in brilliant color with birds in full breeding plumage plus spectacular displays of flowers in the Dutch bulbfields. April 21 - 25.

Full list of confirmed tours with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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The marvelous Keel-billed Toucan is a regular feature of our tour, Costa Rica in July

Photo: Rich Hoyer



From the Field

February 25: Jake Mohlmann on his and Evan Obercian's just-completed tour, Texas: The Rio Grande Valley

We just wrapped up an exciting week in south Texas encountering 196 species of birds while covering... (more)

February 25: Jon Feenstra on his just-completed tour, Ecuador: The East Slope of the Andes

We just got back from the Amazon slope of the Andes in northern Ecuador east of Quito. This was a pretty... (more)

February 16: Frank Nicoletti on his recently-completed tour, Minnesota in Winter.

The expansive bog lands, boreal forests, and Lake Superior shorelines of Duluth, MN and environs offer... (more)

February 12: Jon Feenstra on his just- completed tour, Ecuador: Mindo and the Northwest Andes

We just got back into civilization after a week of birding the Mindo area of northwest Ecuador. We sampled... (more)

February 9: Jake Mohlmann on his just-completed tour, Arizona: A Winter Week in the Southeast

Another wonderful week in the desert southwest as our Winter Week tour comes to a close. Just over 1,000... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.


Our Leaders & Staff

Steve Howell

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Steve Howell has been birding for as long as he can remember: of course, this may simply mean that his memory isn’t very good. But the many who have traveled with him over his more than 30 years of leading tours around the world soon learn that... (more)

Featured Tour

Brazil: Marvelous Mato Grosso - The Pantanal, Chapada dos Guimarães, and Cristalino Jungle Lodge

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Use a map to trace the geographical center of the South American continent and you will find yourself pointing at the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. Straddling the continental divide between the Amazon and Plata river basins, this amazingly diverse state provides the easiest and best access to the largest variety of habitats on the continent. Just... (more)

AZ Birding

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