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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

Uganda: Shoebills to Gorillas, Jun 23 - Jul 8 2018, with Brian Finch and Paul Tamwenya -- Uganda is the jewel in the crown of East Africa, generally recognized as having... (more)

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

Study in White: Polar Bears and Ivory Gulls of Svalbard, May 29 - Jun 5 2018, with Luke Seitz -- The Norwegian island of Svalbard, or Spitsbergen, is full of spectacular landscapes... (more)

The Solomon Islands, 10-26 September 2018, with Phil Gregory and David Fisher -- The Solomon Islands archipelago stretches from Bougainville, Papua New Guinea,... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.

Miscellany

Guyana 2018 price reduced: Our tour to Guyana in 2018 has experienced a price reduction. There... (more)

Derek Lovitch's newly published guide to birdfinding in Maine: WINGS leader Derek Lovitch is the lead editor of a newly published... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

Upcoming Tours

Upcoming guaranteed departures with limited space.

China: Southeast in Winter with Paul Holt and Wang Qingyu - Superb East Asian winter birding with highlights including five or six species of crane, waterfowl such as Baikal Teal and a chance for the ultra scarce Spoon-billed Sandpiper. January 7-21.

Argentina: The South - the Pampas, Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego with Jake Mohlmann - Great birding in some of the most dramatic locations in South America. January 8-22.

Arizona: A Winter Week - Spectacular southeast Arizona winter birding from a comfortable base on the San Pedro River. One space remains. January 27-February 3.

Mexico: The Lacandon Rainforest and Mayan Ruins with Steve Howell - Superb southeast Mexican birding in and around one of this hemispere’s great cultures. January 25-February 2.

Full list of guaranteed departures with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Yellow-headed Picathartes is perhaps the ornithological prize on our tour of Ghana

Photo: Yann Kolbeinsson



From the Field

December 12: Gavin Bieber on his recently completed tour, Panama: Bocas del Toro and the Western Highlands

It’s surely a testament to the diversity of habitats and of birds that... (more)

November 27: Rich Hoyer on his recently-completed tour, Peru: Rainforest Lodges of the Madre de Dios

We had some marvelous experiences on our short tour visiting just two lodges... (more)

November 27: Rich Hoyer on his just-completed tour, Peru: Machu Picchu and the Manu-Kosñipata Road

Breathtaking views of Machu Picchu were just the beginning of this year’s... (more)

November 14: Steve Howell on his and Jake Mohlmann's ongoing tour, Chile: Tierra del Fuego to the Atacama Desert

From King Penguins and Royal Albatrosses to Magellanic Woodpeckers and Many-colored... (more)

November 13: Gavin Bieber on his recently completed tour to Western Australia and Northern Territory

We spent the first week around Perth and the southwest corner of the country... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.


Our Leaders & Staff

Susan Myers

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Susan Myers has been birding and traveling in Asia for over twenty years now, something she can’t quite believe herself! She is passionate about Asia and its wildlife. She also strongly believes that the combination of incredible and diverse wildlife,... (more)

Featured Tour

Maine and New Hampshire - From Bicknell's Thrush to Atlantic Puffin

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This tour visits one of the most beautiful and sparsely populated areas in North America near the peak of breeding bird activity. Maine and New Hampshire are an avifaunal crossroads, as many species reach their northernmost or southernmost breeding ranges here. We’ll spend time with both of these groups, focusing on the boreal specialties that... (more)

AZ Birding

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