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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.

Miscellany

Visit WINGS at RGVBF: WINGS will have a strong presence at the upcoming Rio Grande Valley... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

The multi-colored Toucan Barbet is a spectacular feature of Ecuador: A Week in Paradise.  An account of our most recent tour to the Andean riches of Ecuador is here.

Photo: Jon Feenstra



From the Field

October 23: Fabrice Schmitt on his just-concluded scouting trip to the Iquitos, Peru area

Many people think of the Amazonian lowlands as a uniform green ocean of forest but they are anything but uniform, and the Iquitos... (more)

October 22: Gavin Bieber on his recently concluded tour to South Australia and Northern Territory

The Central Australia tour was excellent this year. Our first leg around Adelaide took in Birdlife Australia's Gluepot Reserve,... (more)

October 21: Steve Rooke on his recently concluded tour to South Africa

Our tour got off to a cracking start with a sighting of a Pangolin walking along the roadside. We had only just set off when we... (more)

October 16: Jake Mohlmann on his recent tour, Arizona and Utah: Fall Migration in the Canyonlands 

While Hurricane Norbert brought record amounts of rain to California and southern Arizona our 2014 Fall Migration in the Canyonlands... (more)

October 10: Rich Hoyer on the completion of his and Jim Brock's tour, Peru: Butterflies and Birds.

Our first butterfly and bird watching tour to the Kosñipata Valley of SE Peru, with Jim Brock co-leading as the butterfly... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.

Upcoming Tours

Limited space is available on the following confirmed November 2014 tours.

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.

Argentina: The North - High Andes, the Chaco and Iguazú Falls with Ricardo Clarke and David Fisher - Chaco endemics, high Andean scenery, and the thundering spectacle of Igauzú Falls. Begins November 14.

Ghana with James Lidster and Robert Ntakor - Covering the white beaches of the Atlantic through dense rainforest to the open savanna of the Sahel, and including perhaps the world’s best canopy walkway and Yellow-headed Picathartes. Begins November 29.

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

Kathi McIvor

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Kathi McIvor has been a Tour Manager in the WINGS office since March 2004. Prior to becoming a Tour Manager, she was WINGS’ personal travel adviser for 20+ years, booking and managing travel arrangements for groups and leaders. Coming to work... (more)

Featured Tour

China: Yunnan Province

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Lying in China’s southwestern corner, the province of Yunnan has received little attention from birders and yet it holds some of the most alluring species and habitats in the whole of Asia. The area’s close proximity to Myanmar (formerly Burma) will ensure some very special birds, and its good roads, often excellent hotels, and superb food... (more)

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BIRD LISTS and NARRATIVES

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