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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

Arizona: A Winter Week in the Southeast, Jan 21-28, 2017 (A New Departure) , with Evan Obercian -- This short winter tour covers a slice of southeastern Arizona at a time when bird populations are high—in... (more)

Japan in Winter, Jan 29 - Feb 12 2017 (A New Departure) , with Susan Myers -- A visit to Japan in the winter is something birders everywhere should consider. The long chain of islands... (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... (more)

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... (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.

Panama: Fall at the Canopy Tower with Gavin Bieber - Excellent neotropical birding from a single base: the acclaimed Canopy Tower. November 17 - 28.

Newfoundland: Winter Birds with Jared Clarke - Winter birding from a delightful base. Possible Old World rarities top a delectable mix of alcids, gulls, and boreal forest birds. January 8 - 14.

Argentina: The South - the Pampas, Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego with Jake Mohlmann and Mario Mosqueira - Great birding in some of the most dramatic locations in South America. January 9 - 23.

Japan in Winter with Susan Myers - Winter concentrations of some of the Asia’s most sought-after birds, including Blakiston’s Fish-Owl and Steller’s Sea-Eagle, along with the famous “snow monkeys” and beautiful cultural sites. One space remains. January 28 - February 12.

Full list of confirmed tours with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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A Red-necked Stint peers through last year’s dry grass at Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska. You can read about stints and other Asian shorebirds in Jon Dunn’s trip narrative here.

Photo: Gary Rosenberg

From the Field

October 26: Susan Myers on her recently-completed tour, Borneo

I’ve just returned from another fabulous tour in Sabah, on the island of Borneo. As always, our... (more)

October 18: Jake Mohlmann on his recently completed tour, Arizona and Utah: Fall Migration in the Canyonlands

We just wrapped up another journey through the amazing Colorado Plateau. Many scenic wonderlands were... (more)

October 11: Susan Myers on the Rail-babbler Extension to her tour, Borneo.

An early start saw us on the road through the unusually quiet streets of Singapore as we made our way... (more)

October 10: Rich Hoyer on his recent completed tour, Oregon in Late Summer

Oregon proved itself to yet another very happy WINGS group as a place of great physical beauty... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.

Our Leaders & Staff

Frank Nicoletti

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Frank Nicoletti grew up in New York State along the Hudson River where he started watching birds at the age of 11. His particular passion was raptors leading him to work at various locations including Cape May and Sandy Hook NJ, Braddock Bay NY and in... (more)

Featured Tour

Cruise: Valparaiso to Buenos Aires - Birding Sea and Land

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Have you dreamed of taking an extended pelagic trip along the Humboldt Current and traveling to such legendary places as Cape Horn, the Beagle Channel, the Strait of Magellan, or the Falkland Islands? What about seeing 30 to 35 species of tubenose, 8 species of albatross, 4 species of penguin, 3 species of diving-petrel, among others? If so, you may... (more)

AZ Birding

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



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