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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.

Booking from the UK

If you are from the United Kingdom, we appreciate that you may have some questions about the whole process from contacting the WINGS office, to booking, payment, flights, and joining the tour. Click here for detailed information on these points.

What's New

Zambia, 13-26 October 2022, with Ethan Kistler -- Zambia is a wonderfully scenic country in the middle of sub-Saharan Africa with numerous parks and safari areas.  It is also unusually diverse biologically, and—although under birded—has one of the largest... (more)

The Solomon Islands, 7-25 September 2023, with Ryan Chenery -- The Solomon Islands are one of the few remaining places where one can well and truly get away from it all. Many of these islands support only tiny coastal villages where the main mode of transport is dugout canoe and where... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.


Global Birding Event: The Global Birding Event held on 17 October proved to be an amazing... (more)

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COVID 19 Updates

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Guaranteed Tours

Alaska: Fall Migration at Gambell & the Pribilofs with Raymond Vanbuskirk - 2-10 September, Pribilofs to 15 September.

Paraguay with Paul Smith – 14 September-1 October.

New Jersey: Cape May with Skye Haas - 24-30 September.

Zambia with Ethan Kistler - 13-26 October

Brazil Minas Gerais with Fabrice Schmitt - 17-26 October. 

Costa Rica in October with Raymond Vanbuskirk - 1-15 October 2022.


Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Long-whiskered Owlet is just one of the recently discovered bird species on our tour Peru: The Cloud Forests of the Rio Maya and Abra Patricia.

Photo: Fabrice Schmitt

From the Home/From the Field

August 12: Rich Hoyer reports from the Mato Grosso region of Brazil

The first of my two Mato Grosso tours this past month was an amazing explosion of birds, mammals, reptiles, and all things... (more)

July 25: Rich Hoyer reports from Galapagos

A very happy group of participants enjoyed our first Galapagos cruise in six years, and what a marvelous tour it was. Walks... (more)

July 20: Syke Haas reports "from the waves" off the West Coast of the US:

In April, WINGS BIRDING TOURS boarded the cruise ship Discovery in the Port of L.A. for a short but sweet voyage up the... (more)

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Our Leaders & Staff

Paul French

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Paul French was born and raised in Wolverhampton, the heart of the Industrial Revolution. Despite this early setback, Paul spent most of his free time exploring the fields and woods (and occasional private fishing pits!) of the surrounding area, while... (more)

Featured Tour

China: The Southeast in Winter

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Outstanding among China’s myriad variety of birds are its fabulously evocative cranes, and we expect to see five or even six species, including mythical Siberian, White-naped, and Hooded Cranes at Poyang Hu National Nature Reserve, and majestic Red-crowned Cranes on the edge of the Yellow Sea. Our tried-and-true itinerary has been revised to... (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.