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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

South Africa: The East, 9-27 November 2023, with Ethan Kistler -- South Africa has long been considered a prime birding... (more)

The Solomon Islands, 7-25 September 2023, with Ryan Chenery -- The Solomon Islands are one of the few remaining places... (more)

Zambia, Nov 26 - Dec 26 2023, with Ethan Kistler -- Zambia is a wonderfully scenic country in the middle... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.


Susan Myers has a new book out about bird names: Listen to a podcast interview with Susan on the ABA website here... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

COVID 19 Updates

To view our covid protocol and policies, click here.

Guaranteed Tours

Lesser Antilles with Ryan Chenery - 16 February-1 March. Two spaces remain

Cruise: Antarctic Peninsula and Around Cape Horn with Gavin Bieber and Steve Howell - 20 January-5 February. One space remains.

Arizona: A Winter Week with Jake Mohlmann - 26 January-2 February. One space remains.

Newfoundland: Winter Birds with Jared Clarke -27 January-2 February. Two spaces remain.

Senegal with Ethan Kistler - 28 January-13 February.

Texas: Rio Grande Valley in Winter with Jake Mohlmann - 8-17 February. One space remains.

Thailand: The Northwest with Jon Dunn - 6-20 February.

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Blakiston’s Fish Owl is one of the hoped-for prizes on Susan Myers’ Japan in Winter

Photo: Susan Myers

From the Home/From the Field

November 21: Jon Feenstra reports after his recent Southern Ecuador tour

We just finished another epic visit to southern Ecuador. In just over two weeks we traveled from the mangroves of the coast... (more)

November 10: Rich Hoyer reports from our Bolivia: Northern Andes, Madidi National Park, and Barba Azul tour

The second of our two Bolivia tours took us to some stunningly beautiful and remote areas, and the fabulous birds and landscapes... (more)

October 30: Gavin reports from Victoria and Tasmania, Australia Part 2

The other half of the Victoria and Tasmania tour concentrates on the incredibly scenic Victoria coastline, from famous spots... (more)

See all recent submissions here.

WINGS Publications

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Our Leaders & Staff

Scott Olmstead

Image of Scott Olmstead

Scott Olmstead is a high school Spanish teacher who is always birding in the background. Over the last 20 years his love of birding and travel has taken him all over the United States and Latin America. Originally from Connecticut, Scott now lives in... (more)

Featured Tour

North Carolina - Pelagics & Pineywoods

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This surf and turf rollick along the Outer Banks of North Carolina offers a diverse selection of sought after species on both land and sea. (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.