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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

Guyana, Jan 26 - Feb 8 2015, with Fabrice Schmitt -- Guyana is a neglected jewel of Neotropical birding. Long overshadowed by its better-known neighbors... added September 2013 (more)

Colombia: The Santa Marta Mountains, Mar 21-29, 2015, with Fabrice Schmitt -- Colombia is well known for its great diversity of habitats and high level of bird endemism. This is... added June 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.

Thrushes such as this female Grey-backed Thrush are a feature of China in Winter. Paul Holt’s account of his latest tour is here.

Photo: Blake Matheson



From the Field

September 12: Rich Hoyer on the conclusion of his Oregon tour

The tour’s final flourish in the marshes, mountains, and basins in eastern Oregon was such a delight. With a Pacific frontal... (more)

September 11: Susan Myers from her on-going tour of Borneo

We Got the Hat Trick! This year our stay on Mount Kinabalu in Borneo was nothing short of sensational! We arrived after lunch in... (more)

August 31: Rich Hoyer from his ongoing tour, Oregon in late Summer

We've just completed the western half of our tour, and it's been gorgeous here with some really fine birds.  We began... (more)

August 28: Paul Holt from his just-concluded tour, China: Lhasa and the Tibetan Plateau

This year's tour was superbly memorable encountering a wide variety of awesome birds and mammals amidst truly spectacular 'Roof... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.

Upcoming Tours

Limited space is available on the following confirmed October and Novmeber 2014 tours.

Ethiopia: The Roof of Africa with Steve Rooke and Merid Gabremichael - Spectacular Rift Valley scenery, high species diversity, and a rich cultural heritage define this East African tour. Begins October 22.

India: Goa with Paul Holt - Species endemic to peninsular and south India, large numbers of wintering birds from farther north and exquisite beaches and delicious food, all from a single, comfortable base. Begins November 8.

Ecuador: The South with Jon Feenstra - Excellent birding through many habitiats, including for range-restricted and endemic species such as Jocotoco Antpitta and El Oro Parakeet. Begins November 9.

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

Jill Williams

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Jill Williams has a life-long interest in everything foreign – food, languages, natural history, people and their culture. Following on from an early career with British Caledonian Airways in their reservations, fares and ticketing department, Jill... (more)

Featured Tour

Mexico: Oaxaca and Western Chiapas

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This exciting tour focuses on one of the richest areas of bird endemism in Mexico: the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Beyond the endemics, the region’s unique blend of species reflects its location at the point where the Nearctic faunal realm meets the Neotropics. South of the isthmus, for example, there are no more chickadees or nuthatches, two bird... (more)

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