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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

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)

Thailand: The Northwest, Feb 10-23, 2016, with Jon Dunn -- Northwest Thailand is distinctly different from the rest of the country with little humidity and, in... added March 2015 (more)

A Cruise: Valparaiso to Los Angeles, Mar 14-31, 2016, with Fabrice Schmitt and Steve Howell -- This repositioning cruise offers an amazing opportunity to bird the eastern Pacific, beginning at latitude... added February 2015 (more)

The Gal├ípagos Islands, Jun 17-27, 2016, with Rich Hoyer -- The Galápagos Islands and Machu Picchu are two of the world’s most celebrated destinations,... added February 2015 (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.

In most winters, flocks of Bohemian Waxwings circulate through the city of St. John’s on Newfoundland in Winter

Photo: Bruce Mactavish

From the Field

August 2: Jon Dunn on the conclusion of his tour, Maryland and West Virginia: Birding the Civil War

Our tour this year encountered plenty of wet weather, but much of it fell in the evening, so apart from... (more)

July 14: Steve Howell from his exploration of Sani Lodge in Amazonian Ecuador

We reached the lodge in time for lunch and a siesta, but not before seeing Tropical Screech-Owls roosting... (more)

June 30: Gavin Bieber on his and Jake Mohlmann's just-concluded tour, Alaska: The Majesty of the North

We found marvelous birds and sweeping landscapes at every turn, and happily for us above average... (more)

June 29: Rich Hoyer on his just-completed Oregon in Spring tour

It was a marvelous Oregon in Spring tour, with nearly picture-perfect weather (we magically managed... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.

Upcoming Tours

Limited space is available on the following confirmed September - November 2015 tours.

Australia: Western Australia and Northern Territory with Gavin Bieber - This tour visits bird-filled sites in the dry, desert states of Western Australia and the Northern Territory; from Perth to Alice Springs to Darwin. Begins September 26.

Australia: Queensland and New South Wales with Gavin Bieber - This popular tour visits locales from the tropical rainforests around Cairns to the forests of southern Queensland where megapodes and bowerbirds roam. Begins October 12. 

Brazil Southeast Atlantic Rainforest with Rich Hoyer - Hosting a sizable portion of Brazil’s endemic species, the Mata Atlântica of eastern Brazil will delight the senses (and increase the life list) on this fall tour. One space remains. Begins November 6.

More confirmed tours

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WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Our Leaders & Staff

Edwin Selempo

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Edwin Selempo started birdwatching when he was a schoolboy in Nairobi. One of his teachers ran the only school group of the Young Ornithologists’ Club in Kenya (the junior branch of the UK’s RSPB) and it was through the inspiration of this... (more)

Featured Tour

Brazil: The Southeast Atlantic Rainforest

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Imagine a rainforest-cloaked mountain range on the birdiest continent in the world. Then imagine that it’s been isolated from the vast contiguous forests of the Amazon Basin off and on for a few million years, separated by savannas, deserts, and brushland, and that the bird life has been allowed to evolve as it will. This is the magical Mata... (more)

AZ Birding

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