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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

Uganda: Shoebills to Gorillas, Jun 23 - Jul 8 2018, with Brian Finch and Paul Tamwenya -- Uganda is the jewel in the crown of East Africa, generally recognized as having... (more)

Guatemala, 6-15 April 2018, with Luke Seitz -- Just a three-hour flight from the US, the highlands of Guatemala’s Pacific... (more)

Study in White: Polar Bears and Ivory Gulls of Svalbard, May 29 - Jun 5 2018, with Luke Seitz -- The Norwegian island of Svalbard, or Spitsbergen, is full of spectacular landscapes... (more)

The Solomon Islands, 10-26 September 2018, with Phil Gregory and David Fisher -- The Solomon Islands archipelago stretches from Bougainville, Papua New Guinea,... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.

Miscellany

Guyana 2018 price reduced: Our tour to Guyana in 2018 has experienced a price reduction. There... (more)

Derek Lovitch's newly published guide to birdfinding in Maine: WINGS leader Derek Lovitch is the lead editor of a newly published... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

Upcoming Tours

Upcoming guaranteed departures with limited space.

China: Southeast in Winter with Paul Holt and Wang Qingyu - Superb East Asian winter birding with highlights including five or six species of crane, waterfowl such as Baikal Teal and a chance for the ultra scarce Spoon-billed Sandpiper. January 7-21.

Argentina: The South - the Pampas, Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego with Jake Mohlmann - Great birding in some of the most dramatic locations in South America. January 8-22.

Arizona: A Winter Week - Spectacular southeast Arizona winter birding from a comfortable base on the San Pedro River. January 20-27 or January 27-February 3.

Mexico: The Lacandon Rainforest and Mayan Ruins with Steve Howell - Superb southeast Mexican birding in and around one of this hemispere’s great cultures. January 25-February 2.

Full list of guaranteed departures with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Masked Shrike is a scarce but delightful possibility on Paul French’s tour Israel

Photo: Paul French



From the Field

November 14: Steve Howell on his and Jake Mohlmann's ongoing tour, Chile: Tierra del Fuego to the Atacama Desert

From King Penguins and Royal Albatrosses to Magellanic Woodpeckers and Many-colored... (more)

November 13: Gavin Bieber on his recently completed tour to Western Australia and Northern Territory

We spent the first week around Perth and the southwest corner of the country... (more)

November 12: Jake Mohlmann on his just-completed tour to Northern Argentina - High Andes, Chaco and Iguazú Falls

On our recently completed tour through northern Argentina we encountered 429... (more)

October 10: Susan Myers on her on-going tour, Indonesia: The Moluccas

The inaugural Wings tour to the far flung islands of the Moluccas in east Indonesia... (more)

October 9: Rich Hoyer on his recently completed tour, Ecuador: The Amazon Lowlands

There may not be any pronounced dry season on the Equator in the Amazon Basin,... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.


Our Leaders & Staff

Steve Howell

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Steve Howell has been birding for as long as he can remember: of course, this may simply mean that his memory isn’t very good. But the many who have traveled with him over his more than 30 years of leading tours around the world soon learn that... (more)

Featured Tour

Costa Rica in Spring

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With an area of less than 20,000 square miles, Costa Rica is the third-smallest nation in Central America. But in proportion to the country’s size, its avifauna, comprising nearly 900 species, is among the richest in the world. For the visiting birder, this modern and politically stable country presents the obvious advantage of compactness combined... (more)

AZ Birding

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