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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

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.


James Lidster takes over the WINGS and Sunbird Facebook pages: The brilliant Sunbird leader, James Lidster, also knows his way... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

Gray Silky-flycatcher is a gently stunning element of our tour, Oaxaca at Christmastime. You can read about our last tour to this lovely part of Mexico here.

Photo: Rich Hoyer

From the Field

January 20: Steve Howell on his just-completed private tour to San Blas and Colima

I just completed the first part of a private tour (the second part is ongoing with Rich Hoyer in Baja California). Great birding,... (more)

January 7: Rich Hoyer on his just-completed tour, Oaxaca at Christmastime

After not leading this tour for several years, it was great to be back in Oaxaca during this festive time. In many ways, it... (more)

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)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.

Upcoming Tours

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

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.

Mexico: Colima & Jalisco with Steve Howell - Over 40 of Mexico’s endemics plus an amazing variety of wintering birds ranging from pristine Pacific beaches to deliciously cool montane forests. Begins February 14. 

India: North with Paul Holt - From raptor flights over the Taj Mahal to the snows of the Himalayas and from lush green jungles to bird-filled wetlands, this comprehensive Northern India tour has it all. Begins February 16.

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

Gavin Bieber

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Gavin Bieber was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He developed a very early interest in birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles and has steadily pursued these interests while growing up in British Columbia, Virginia Beach, Great Britain and Denmark. Gavin... (more)

Featured Tour

Georgia in Autumn: Migration Along the Black Sea

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Georgia in autumn is a birding secret that needs sharing. We favor beginning on the impressive Javakheti Plateau, a high-altitude area of gorges, farmland, steppe, and lakes populated by raptors possibly including Lammergier and vast numbers of waterbirds, followed by a stretch of the old Silk Road leading into the mighty Lesser Caucasus to search... (more)

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