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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

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.


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

See all recent Miscellany here.

Upcoming Tours

Limited space is available on these guaranteed departures.

Namibia with James Lidster - Dune Lark, Herero Chat, and other southern Africa specialties in a friendly, unique country with great roads, comfortable lodging, and delicious food. October 16 - 28.

Ethiopia: The Roof of Africa with Steve Rooke - This tour has an amazing combination of history, stunning scenery, and fascinating and easily accessible wildlife including 34 Ethiopian-Eritrean endemic birds. October 25 - November 11.

Ecuador: The South with Jon Feenstra - Excellent birding through many habitiats, including for range-restricted and endemic species such as Jocotoco Antpitta and El Oro Parakeet. November 7 - 23.

New Zealand, Island Endemics and Seabirds with Ian (Sav) Saville - Isolated, fantastical islands full of unique birds and breathtaking scenery. One space remains. Begins February 7.

Full list of confirmed tours with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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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

September 12: Gavin Bieber on his just-completed tour, Alaska: The Pribilofs in Fall.

The fall tour to the Pribilofs took place during a week of warm and sunny weather. A warm and sunny... (more)

August 30: Jon Dunn on his recently concluded tour, Arizona: Second Spring

The summer monsoon rains arrived in earnest during our tour; the creeks and rivers filled from the Santa... (more)

August 24: Fabrice Schmitt from his recently concluded tour, Colombia

Another fantastic tour to Colombia! The group at Nevado del Ruiz Visiting the three cordilleras, crossing... (more)

August 23: Rich Hoyer on his just-completed tour, Brazil: Marvelous Mato Grosso

Flawless weather and a nearly continuous parade of birds and animals on this year’s Mato Grosso... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.

Our Leaders & Staff

Evan Obercian

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Evan Obercian was born and raised on the farms and in the leafy forests in the hills of New Jersey.  A very early boyish love for wildlife, especially for the snakes in the garden, the mice in the barn, and the swifts in the chimney, lead him to... (more)

Featured Tour

Thailand: The Northwest

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Northwest Thailand is distinctly different from the rest of the country with little humidity and, in the mountains, cooler days and sometimes cold nights. With a series of mountain ranges that rise to over 8000 feet, the avifauna is more Himalayan in flavor and many of the bird species are different. Because much of our time will be near... (more)

AZ Birding

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