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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.

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

Paraguay with Paul Smith – 14 September-1 October.

CONFIRMING SOON:

Brazil Southeast Atlantic Rainforest with Fabrice Schmitt - 4-17 October. 

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

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Khao Yai is especially noted for its forest birds, among them the dramatic Banded Broadbill, seen on Jon Dunn’s Southern Thailand tour.

Photo: Pinit Saengkaew



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

Mario Mosqueira

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Mario Mosqueira is a biologist from Salta, Argentina, where he lives with his wife and two sons. His varied nature-related work includes teaching at the local university, consulting, guiding full time and, in the last few years, working actively with... (more)

Featured Tour

Oregon in Late Summer

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Oregon is well known for lush ancient forests and a picturesque coastline that teems with waterbirds. This is the Oregon west of the Cascade Mountains, where most of the human population resides. Less well known are the radically different habitats and climates as one moves south and east. In the “rain shadow” of the Cascades one finds... (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.