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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.

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.

Miscellany

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

See all recent Miscellany here.

COVID 19 Updates

With vaccinations underway in many countries, we’re excited to be running tours again. For more about our COVID 19 response, click here.

Guaranteed Tours

Angola with Tertius Gous and Steve Rooke - 31 July-16 August.

Arizona Second Spring with Jon Dunn - 24 July-4 August. One space remains.

Ecuador: Amazon Lowlands with Jon Feenstra - 30 July-7 August. Two spaces remain.

Sweden: Fall Migration at Falsterbo with Stephen Menzie - 18-25 September. Two spaces remain. 

Colombia with Fabrice Schmitt - 22 August-10 September.

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

 

 

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Malachite Sunbird is a widespread cool-climate species in sub-Saharan Africa. Here one perches on a Protea on South Africa: The West - The Kalahari to the Cape.  Read Steve Rooke’s account of his latest tour here

Photo: Steve Rooke



From the Home/From the Field

June 20: Ethan Kistler reports:

The Minnesota and North Dakota tour went beyond expectations. We dodged most of the rain, had fantastic sightings, and an... (more)

May 17: John Muddeman reports from Spain:

We have just finished a 14-day, cross-Spain tour, traversing a wealth of bird and wildlife rich habitats and landscapes... (more)

May 17: Gavin Bieber reports from Southeastern Arizona

The 2022 WINGS Spring Arizona tour combined a wealth of the namesake owls and warblers as well as several truly rare species... (more)

See all recent submissions here.

WINGS Publications

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Our Leaders & Staff

Jared Clarke

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Jared Clarke is a native Newfoundlander who grew up on the northeast coast of the province and was introduced to the outdoors at a very young age by his grandfathers. Always a nature enthusiast, he became interested in birds while working for a local... (more)

Featured Tour

Argentina: The South - Pampas, Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego

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Argentina contains a greater variety of habitats than any other South American country. Stretching from the sub-tropical forests around Iguazú Falls to the sub-Antarctic island of Tierra del Fuego, the landscapes are as varied as one could wish, and the birds are similarly diverse. Our tour starts in the pampas southeast of Buenos Aires, home... (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.