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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.


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

To view our covid protocol and policies, click here.

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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A male Northern Harrier passes food to his mate on the prairies of Minnesota and North Dakota.  You can review Chris Woods’s account of his latest tour here.

Photo: Chris Wood

From the Home/From the Field

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)

July 5: Gavin Bieber reports from Alaska

Our 2022 Alaska Majesty tour really lived up to its name this year. Our scheduled trip out to the Pribilofs was cancelled... (more)

See all recent submissions here.

WINGS Publications

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Our Leaders & Staff

Frank Nicoletti

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Frank Nicoletti grew up in New York State along the Hudson River where he started watching birds at the age of 11. His particular passion was raptors leading him to work at various locations including Cape May and Sandy Hook NJ, Braddock Bay NY and in... (more)

Featured Tour

Central Asia: Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan - Birding the Silk Road

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The Silk Road, Samarkand, and Bukhara—the names conjure up images of fierce Mongol hordes storming out of the east and of dusty camel trains and crowded bazaars where rare jewels and exotic spices were traded by travelers from far-off lands. Stretching from the Caspian Sea to the Tien Shan Mountains, the Central Asian countries of Uzbekistan... (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.