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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

Namibia, Oct 18-31, 2015, with James Lidster -- Namibia has a rich and varied wildlife. Its birds include many species restricted to southern Africa,... added April 2015 (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)

Thailand: The Northwest, Feb 10-23, 2016, with Jon Dunn -- Northwest Thailand is distinctly different from the rest of the country with little humidity and, in... added March 2015 (more)

A Cruise: Valparaiso to Los Angeles, Mar 14-31, 2016, with Fabrice Schmitt and Steve Howell -- This repositioning cruise offers an amazing opportunity to bird the eastern Pacific, beginning at latitude... added February 2015 (more)

Brazil: The Southeast Atlantic Rainforest, Nov 6-19, 2015, with Rich Hoyer -- Imagine a rainforest-cloaked mountain range on the birdiest continent in the world. Then imagine that... added January 2015 (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.

A Cactus Wren gathers feathers to line its winter nest on A Winter Week in Arizona

Photo: Steve N.G. Howell



From the Field

July 14: Steve Howell from his exploration of Sani Lodge in Amazonian Ecuador

We reached the lodge in time for lunch and a siesta, but not before seeing Tropical Screech-Owls roosting... (more)

June 30: Gavin Bieber on his and Jake Mohlmann's just-concluded tour, Alaska: The Majesty of the North

We found marvelous birds and sweeping landscapes at every turn, and happily for us above average... (more)

June 29: Rich Hoyer on his just-completed Oregon in Spring tour

It was a marvelous Oregon in Spring tour, with nearly picture-perfect weather (we magically managed... (more)

June 24: James Lidster on his just-concluded tour to Mongolia

This year's Mongolia tour, our 9th to this fascinating country, was yet again amazing...from the drake... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.

Upcoming Tours

Limited space is available on the following confirmed August - November 2015 tours.

Romania: Birds and Medieval Monasteries with Bryan Bland - Sought after birds such as Pygmy Cormorant and Pied Wheatear along with spectacular medieval monasteries and three days on a houseboat in the Danube Delta. Begins August 28.

Alaska: The Pribilofs in Fall with Gavin Bieber - The ultimate birding destination in North America. Scores of seabirds compete with high potential for post-breeding Asian vagrants in a very remote corner of the planet. Begins September 5.

Brazil Southeast Atlantic Rainforest with Rich Hoyer - Hosting a sizable portion of Brazil’s endemic species, the Mata Atlântica of eastern Brazil will delight the senses (and increase the life list) on this fall tour. One space remains. Begins November 6.

More confirmed tours

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Our Leaders & Staff

Greg Greene

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Greg Greene (pictured with “Chili” the office mascot) joined the WINGS team in January 2007. Having grown up in the rural countryside of northeastern Ohio and influenced by his grandmother’s curiosity in birds, it seemed inevitable... (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.