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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

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)

Peru - The Northwest: Tumbes, Abra Patricia, and the MaraƱon, Jul 2-15, 2015, with Fabrice Schmitt and Rich Hoyer -- We’ll begin in the Tumbesian region, isolated between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes, travel... added October 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.

Great Shearwater is often seen in the hundreds on Canada: A Week on Grand Manan Island, New Bruswick. A recent tour narrative and bird list for this Rick Wright tour can be found here.

Photo: Steve N.G. Howell

From the Field

December 10: Jon Feenstra on the conclusion of his tour to Southern Ecuador

At the end of the trip watching the Pacific Ocean rage and Peruvian Boobies flying by it’s hard to imagine how far we’d... (more)

December 4: Susan Myers on the conclusion of her recent tour to Borneo

The 2014 Borneo trip was without doubt the best I’ve done out of many, many tours to this remarkable island. It seemed like... (more)

December 3: Gavin Bieber on his just-concluded tour to Panama.

I’ve just returned from a fantastic 12-day tour to Panama's central canal-zone based for a week in the famous Canopy Tower... (more)

November 28: Fabrice Schmitt and David Fisher on their recently concluded tour to Chile

Above Santiago we experienced the wonderful sceneries of the Andes while looking for (and finding!) Diademed Sandpiper-Plover, Grey-breasted... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.

Upcoming Tours

Limited space is available on the following confirmed early 2015 tours.

Newfoundland in Winter with Jared Clarke - Winter birding from a delightful base. Possible Old World rarities top a delectable mix of alcids, gulls, and boreal forest birds. Begins January 11.

Arizona: A Winter Week in the Southeast with Jake Mohlmann - Spectacular SE Arizona winter birding from a comfortable base on the San Pedro River. Begins January 31.

Ecuador: A Week in Paradise with Jon Feenstra - Superb Andean birding with up to 40 hummingbird species. Begins January 31.

Texas: Rio Grande Valley & Whooping Crane extension with Jake Mohlmann - Mexican species at the northern tip of their range plus abundant wintering migrants and a chance for rarities. Begins February 14.

more confirmed tours

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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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

Jake Mohlmann

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Jake Mohlmann holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Parks and Recreation Management from The Pennsylvania State University, where he was instrumental in forming the university’s first official Student Bird Club. Raised in rural northeast Pennsylvania,... (more)

Featured Tour

Germany: the East in Autumn

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This short tour takes in the countryside that lies to the west of Berlin in the federal state of Brandenburg, and in particular to the district of Havelland. Once part of East Germany, this area is rich in wildlife with numerous reserves, thousands of lakes, and thousands of miles of waterways. It has as well a rich historical heritage, which in combination... (more)

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