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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

Sweden: Fall Migration at Falsterbo, Sep 4-12, 2017, with Evan Obercian -- The Scandinavian Peninsula is a vast region rich in birdlife.  Every autumn, countless millions... added May 2016 (more)

Oregon: Woodpeckers, Owls and the Solar Eclipse, Aug 17-25, 2017, with Rich Hoyer -- We’ve added a special tour to coincide with a rare total solar eclipse. Skies are almost always... added June 2016 (more)

Indonesia: The Moluccas, Sep 23 - Oct 14 2017, with Susan Myers -- The Moluccan islands of eastern Indonesia, known as Maluku in Indonesia, remain one of the world’s... added April 2016 (more)

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)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.

Miscellany

New Ecuador: Mindo and the Northwest Andes departure: Feb. 12-20, 2017.: Luke Seitz will lead our new Ecuador departure which, incidentally,... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

Cocha Antshrike, here a female, can be found around Sani Lodge on our tour, Ecuador: The Amazon Lowlands

Photo: Steve N.G. Howell



From the Field

June 9: Evan Obercian and Steve Howell from their ongoing Minnesota and North Dakota tour

Wonderful scope views of singing Henslow’s Sparrow and Connecticut Warbler have been among highlights... (more)

June 8: Stuart Elsom on his about-to-be completed photographic tour, Hungary

We are coming to the end of our first tour. What a fabulous place, with hundreds of Bee-eaters coming... (more)

May 4: Gavin Bieber and Evan Obercian on their just-completed tour Florida: The South, the Keys and the Dry Tortugas

We just wrapped up a fun week exploring from Fort Myers to Key West.  We started with a day in... (more)

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)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.

Upcoming Tours

Limited space is available on these guaranteed departures.

Ecuador: Amazon Lowlands with Steve Howell - Amazonian lowland birding richness from a very comfortable base. August 6 - 14.

Alaska: Fall Migration at Gambell & the Pribilofs with Gavin Bieber - The ultimate birding destination in North America. Scores of seabirds compete with high potential for post-breeding Asian vagrants in a very remote corner of the planet. August 26 - Sept 3. Pribs to Sept 9.

Georgia in Autumn: Migration Along the Black Sea with Paul French and Giorgi Darchiashvili - An Old World migration spectacle exploring many habitats along the shore of the Black Sea. August 26 - September 3.

Chile: Tierra del Fuego to the Atacama Desert with Fabrice Schmitt and Steve Howell - Birding the breadth of this spectacular country, from southern rainforests and coastal glaciers to the northern Atacama desert. One space remains. Begins November 1 - 17.

Full list of confirmed tours with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Our Leaders & Staff

Kim Wadley

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Kim Wadley has been with WINGS part-time for over three years as the Financial Manager.  Right after starting with WINGS she received her BA in Accounting with honors from University of Phoenix. She is a happily married mother of two children, two... (more)

Featured Tour

Brazil: The Southeast Atlantic Rainforest

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Imagine a rainforest-cloaked mountain range on the birdiest continent in the world. Then imagine that it’s been isolated from the vast contiguous forests of the Amazon Basin off and on for a few million years, separated by savannas, deserts, and brushland, and that the bird life has been allowed to evolve as it will. This is the magical Mata... (more)

AZ Birding

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

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BIRD LISTS and NARRATIVES

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