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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

Panama: Bocas del Toro and the Western Highlands, Nov 17-26, 2017, with Gavin Bieber -- The many mangrove-fringed islands of the Bocas del Toro Archipelago have long attracted those with a... (more)

Peru: Machu Picchu and the Manu-Kosñipata Road, Sep 10-21, 2017, with Rich Hoyer -- The awe-inspiring Incan ruins of Machu Picchu need no introduction, and any birding trip to this region... (more)

The Solomon Islands, Oct 9-25, 2017, with Phil Gregory and David Fisher -- The Solomon Islands archipelago stretches from Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, in a southeasterly arc... (more)

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

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.


South Africa 2017 pricing reduced!: Our ever-popular tour to South Africa has had a price reduction... (more)

Two recent books from Susan Myers: Susan Myers has two new publications, a revision of her Birds of... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

Upcoming Tours

Upcoming guaranteed departures with limited space.

Netherlands in Spring with James Lidster - A short tour in brilliant color with birds in full breeding plumage plus spectacular displays of flowers in the Dutch bulbfields. April 21 - 25.

Georgia The High Caucasus with Paul French and Giorgi Darchiashvili - A spectacular raptor migration and local specialties such as Caucasian Snowcock, Caucasian Black Grouse, Güldenstadt’s Redstart, and Great Rosefinch. April 27-May 5.

China: Beidaihe and Happy Island with Paul Holt and Wang Qingyu - Coincides with the peak of spring migration in coastal northeastern China. Minimal travel, good food, and superb birding. May 6 -21.

Seabird Cruise: San Fran to SE Alaska with Paul Lehman – A relaxing West Coast cruise with many exciting species such as Laysan Albatross, Kittlitz’s Murrelet, and perhaps a rarity or three. May 8 - 18.

Full list of confirmed tours with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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The smart little Collared Plover inhabits the beaches and coastal lagoons on Mexico: San Blas - Mangroves and Forests.

Photo: Steve Howell

From the Field

March 20: Gavin Bieber reports from our Panama in Spring tour

Our visit to the justifiably famous Canopy Tower and Canopy Lodge was a few weeks earlier than usual... (more)

March 10: Rich Hoyer on his recently completed tour, Peru: The Cloud Forests of the Rio Mayo and Abra Patricia

Our tour to northern Peru’s cloud forests of Abra Patricia and the Alto Mayo Valley was full of... (more)

March 8: Jon Feenstra on his recently concluded tour, Ecuador: The Amazon Lowlands

We’re back from a week in the Ecuadorian Amazon based at Sani Lodge. That was a week of no cars... (more)

March 4: Fabrice Schmitt and Steve Howell on the second part of their just-concluded round Cape Horn sea and land cruise, Valparaiso to Buenos Aires

All in all this was a remarkable trip. Where else can you bird comfortably from an open deck in 40-knots... (more)

March 1: Fabrice Schmitt and Steve Howell from their ongoing cruise, Valparaiso to Buenos Aires

The primary focus of this trip is, of course, the true seabirds, and our first day out from Valparaiso... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.

Our Leaders & Staff

David Fisher

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David Fisher was born in Cardiff in 1954. Casually interested in birds from an early age, he started birding on October 11, 1969, when he accidentally flushed a Kingfisher from under a bridge near his home. Joining the local bird club, he made friends... (more)

Featured Tour

Arizona and Utah - Fall Migration in the Canyonlands

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The spectacular canyons, rivers, and forests of northern Arizona and southwestern Utah are among the most dramatic in North America. Our tour will combine breathtaking landscapes with exciting birdwatching, especially in the desert oases. We’ll visit a variety of colorful canyons and monoliths sculpted from the massive Colorado Plateau, including... (more)

AZ Birding

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