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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

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)

Peru: Rainforest Lodges of the Madre de Dios, Sep 21 - Oct 1 2017, with Rich Hoyer -- The rainforests of southeastern Peru have long been known as the most species-rich in the world. Starting... (more)

Cuba, Mar 28 - Apr 6 2018 (A New Departure) , with Jon Dunn -- Cuba, the largest of the Greater Antilles with over 42,000 square miles, lies only 93 miles south of... (more)

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)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.

Miscellany

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

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

See all recent Miscellany here.

Upcoming Tours

Upcoming guaranteed departures with limited space.

Maryland and West Virginia with Jon Dunn - More than 25 species of warbler at the height of breeding season, plus Civil War history and the scenic Appalachian Mountains. June 18 - 25.

Costa Rica in July with Rich Hoyer - This midsummer tour explores the super diverse Caribbean Slope and the Cerro de La Muerte highlands, rich in regional endemics and the fabled Resplendent Quetzal. July 23 - August 3.

Ecuador: Amazon Lowlands with Steve Howell - Amazonian lowland birding richness from a very comfortable base. August 6-14.

South Africa with Steve Rooke - Almost 100 endemic or near-endemic birds plus spring wildflowers in the desert. Birding experiences range from the dry scrub of the Kalahari to coastal marshes to offshore currents with large congregations of seabirds. September 3 - 17.

Full list of confirmed tours with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Swallow-tailed Kites should be in evidence during our tour, Georgia and South Carolina: Birding the American Civil War.

Photo: Jon Dunn



From the Field

May 23: Gavin Bieber on his just-concluded tour, Arizona: Owls and Warblers

Our tour coincided with a period of unseasonably cool, overcast weather (including some highly unusual... (more)

May 19: Paul Lehman summarizes the highlights of his three April-May 2017 West Coast cruises, two to British Columbia and one to Alaska

All three WINGS West Coast cruises during April and May 2017 were successful in recording multiple Laysan... (more)

May 9: Gavin Bieber on his and Evan Obercian's just-completed tour, Florida: The South, the Keys and the Dry Tortugas

We just wrapped up a fun week exploring from Fort Myers to Key West. We started with a day in the dry... (more)

May 5: Gavin Bieber on his and Evan Obercian's recently completed tour, Colorado: Lekking Grouse

Early spring in Colorado is dynamic both for weather and for birds.  This year we found the prairies... (more)

May 5: Paul Holt on his just-completed tour, Taiwan

We saw all 26 of the island's endemics and noted all but five of the island's 55 endemic subspecies... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.


Our Leaders & Staff

Matt Brooks

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A life-long naturalist, Matt Brooks has managed to stay immersed in the outdoors throughout his career. Born in southern New Mexico, he grew up with a love of open spaces, low humidity, desert sunsets, and green chile. After meeting his first Elegant... (more)

Featured Tour

Ecuador: The Amazon Lowlands 2 - A Week at Sani Lodge / August

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The Amazonian lowlands of eastern Ecuador harbor one of the most diverse avian assemblages in the world, comparable to parts of eastern and southeastern Peru in both richness and beauty. Sani Lodge, two and a half hours by boat down the Napo River from the end of the road at the Amazonian town of Coca, sits on an oxbow lake in the heart of the Amazon... (more)

AZ Birding

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

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BIRD LISTS and NARRATIVES

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