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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

Peru - The Northwest: Tumbes, Abra Patricia, and the MaraƱon, Jul 2-15, 2015, with Fabrice Schmitt and Rich Hoyer -- We’ll begin in the Tumbesian region, isolated between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes, travel... added October 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.


James Lidster takes over the WINGS and Sunbird Facebook pages: The brilliant Sunbird leader, James Lidster, also knows his way... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

The stunning Steller’s Eider is a feature of James Lidster’s winter tour to Estonia

Photo: Jari Peltamaki

From the Field

February 25: Fabrice Schmitt and Will Russell Report from their Ongoing Cruise Between Valparaiso, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina 

We are sending this note from the legendary Cape Horn, at the extreme southern tip of South America. We are now heading towards... (more)

February 23: Steve Howell reports from his Colima, Western Mexico tour. 

Yesterday began with fabulous views of the improbably patterned Chestnut-sided Shrike-Vireo, and ended with stunning views of a... (more)

February 20: Rich Hoyer on his recent private tour to Baja California Sur

Extremely pleasant weather, plenty of great birds, and some emotionally intense wildlife encounters outlined the Baja California... (more)

February 18: James Lidster on his recent tour of Ghana

You might think, if you believe the news, that West Africa is a no-go area. Thankfully birders know better and once again we were... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.

Upcoming Tours

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

Portugal in Spring with João Jara - A scenic, short tour with a fine selection of birds including Great Bustard and many migrants. Begins April 15.

Spain: Birds and Art in Catalonia with Rick Wright and James Lidster - A leisurely tour based at a single hotel with a rich mix of culture, cuisine, and resident & migrant birds. Begins April 18.

Spain the Grand Tour with John Muddeman and James Lidster - Rural Old World charm and some of the best birding in the Mediterranean, including the highest concentration of raptors in Europe. Begins April 25.

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

Susan Myers

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Susan Myers has been birding and traveling in Asia for over twenty years now, something she can’t quite believe herself! She is passionate about Asia and its wildlife. She also strongly believes that the combination of incredible and diverse wildlife,... (more)

Featured Tour

Arizona and Utah, Fall Migration in the Canyonlands

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Our tour will combine breathtaking landscapes with exciting birdwatching, especially in the desert oases. We’ll visit world-renown canyons and monoliths sculpted from the massive Colorado Plateau, including the Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion Canyons, Monument Valley, and the Petrified Forest. We’ll also stop at a number of historic and scenic... (more)

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