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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)

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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Blue-necked Tanager is one of more than a dozen Tangara species seen during the Ecuador: East Slope of the Andes. An account of our most recent tour to Ecuador’s scenic eastern Andes is here.

Photo: Gary Rosenberg



From the Field

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)

February 8: Rich Hoyer on his just-completed tour, Mexico: Baja Californa's Cape Region

Baja California’s Cape region was incredibly birdy and a delightful place to spend a week in early... (more)

February 7: Steve Howell on his just-complete, volcano-adjusted, tour, Mexico: Colima and Jalisco

Adjusted? Well, a very active volcano blowing lava rocks and giant ash clouds (some a few miles high!)... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.


Our Leaders & Staff

Greg Greene

Image of Greg Greene

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

The Maine Coast in Fall - Monhegan Island

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Monhegan Island, Maine, is a treasure. Small, isolated and quite far offshore, it concentrates landbird migrants, attracts off-course vagrants and provides some of the most pleasant birdwatching anywhere. There are very few motor vehicles, and footpaths lead out in many directions through spruce forests and small clearings to high rocky headlands and... (more)

AZ Birding

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

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BIRD LISTS and NARRATIVES

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