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Welcome to WINGS

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)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.


New Borneo Departure: We've added a new Borneo departure, May 11-25, 2017, in anticipation... (more)

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

See all recent Miscellany here.

The Superb Starling is one of the most common and most spectacular of all of Kenya’s sturnids. Look for it in the garden of our first hotel on Edwin Selempo’s tour Kenya: Kakamega to the Coast. Read more on line about our latest Kenya safari.

Photo: Beth Russell

From the Field

April 22: Rich Hoyer on his just-completed private tour in Costa Rica

One of the participants from the regular Costa Rica in Spring tour requested an extra three days of... (more)

April 18: Gavin Bieber on his just-completed tour, Texas: The Rio Grande Valley in Spring

We just finished what was probably our best South Texas in Spring tour ever.  With the valley specialties... (more)

April 14: Rich Hoyer on the conclusion of his tour, Costa Rica in March

Our final days on the Caribbean slope starting at Arenal volcano continued to be full of enriching experiences,... (more)

April 10: Gavin Bieber from his recently completed tour, Panama: Spring at the Canopy Tower

We just wrapped up a great week at Panama's famous Canopy Tower, followed by a five-day extension to... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.

Upcoming Tours

Limited space is available on these guaranteed departures.

Arizona Owls & Warblers with Gavin Bieber - From the Sonoran Desert to the cool “sky islands” with all the habitats and birds that make the area famous, and at peak breeding season. Begins May 7.

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. One space remains. Begins May 11.

Galapagos with Rich Hoyer - A mind-boggling array of fascinating, fearless, and endemic birds and other animals, including the world-famous finches. Begins June 17.

Ecuador: Mindo and the Northwest Andes with Steve Howell - Superb Andean birding with up to 40 hummingbird species. June 27 - July 5.

Full list of confirmed tours with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Our Leaders & Staff

Wang Qingyu

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Wang Qingyu was born in Xining, capital of Qinghai Province, the northern part of the Tibetan Plateau, and now lives in Beijing with her daughter. Qingyu worked in the travel industry for almost 20 years and has operated her own company since 2001. She... (more)

Featured Tour

Alaska: Fall Migration at Gambell and the Pribilofs

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Birding at Gambell during the early autumn provides the opportunity to see a good variety of western Alaska specialties, a remarkable seabird spectacle, southbound shorebirds that include small numbers of Old World species, and a good chance of finding one or more Asian landbird strays. Fall migration is protracted and full of glorious uncertainty,... (more)

AZ Birding

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



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