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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

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)

Indonesia: Sulawesi and Halmahera, Oct 16 - Nov 5 2016, with Susan Myers -- The Indonesian province of Sulawesi, formerly known as the Celebes, is the large, rather odd-shaped... added June 2014 (more)

Australia: Victoria and Tasmania, Sep 22 - Oct 9 2016, with Gavin Bieber -- Our new southeastern tour passes through a wide variety of habitats and climates. The Victoria countryside... added May 2015 (more)

The Galápagos Islands, Jun 17-27, 2016, with Rich Hoyer -- The Galápagos Islands and Machu Picchu are two of the world’s most celebrated destinations,... added February 2015 (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.


Steve Howell's latest book: Steve Howell's latest book, which hit the streets this month and... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

On the remarkable tour, Southern China: Sichuan, we will likely see the irresistible Red Panda and a host of birds including seven species of rosefinch and 13 Phylloscopus warblers. An account of Paul Holt’s most recent tour is here.

Photo: Paul Holt

From the Field

February 7: Jake Mohlmann on his just-completed winter tour of Southeast Arizona

The week was much colder than usual with snow and ice. The Huachuca Mountains were lovely with their... (more)

February 6: Fabrice Schmitt and Luke Seitz from their just-concluded tour to Guyana

The “top-five” birds elected by the group illustrate the amazing variety we encountered:... (more)

February 2: Paul Holt from his ongoing tour of Myanmar

Highlights so far have included all of the country's traditional endemics.  Around the historic... (more)

January 26: Jared Clarke on the conclusion of his Winter Newfoundland tour

Winter is a fun and special time to go birding in Newfoundland and every year a WINGS group braves the... (more)

January 24: Steve Howell on his just-completed tour to San Blas, Mexico

It was another ‘wonderful as usual’ San Blas tour in West Mexico. From great views of eponymous... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.

Upcoming Tours

Limited space is available on these guaranteed departures.

Ecuador: Amazon Lowlands with Jon Feenstra - Amazonian lowland birding richness from a very comfortable base.  February 23 - March 3.

Puerto Rico with Gavin Bieber - An easy tour with 17 endemics and many Caribbean specialties. One space remains. February 27 - March 4.

Estonia in Winter with James Lidster - Steller’s Eider and other wintering waterfowl make this short tour an exciting winter birding destination in Europe. March 4 - 7.

China: Yunnan Province with Paul Holt - An outstanding tour full of alluring species. Experience some of Asia’s most exciting habitats and wonderful food along the ancient Southern Silk Road. March 5 - 20.

Full list of confirmed tours

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Our Leaders & Staff

Brian Finch

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Brian Finch was born in the U.K., virtually popping out into the world with the binoculars already around his neck. During his early teens, while at Battersea Grammar School in London, he joined the Beddington Sewage Farm ringing group. The kindness... (more)

Featured Tour

Alaska: Fall Migration at Gambell and the Pribilofs

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Birding on the Bering Sea outposts during the early autumn offers a variety of western Alaska specialties, an incredible seabird spectacle, southbound shorebirds that include small numbers of Old World species, and a good chance of finding Asian landbird strays. This revamped tour is scheduled to take in both Gambell, with its vegetated boneyards,... (more)

AZ Birding

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