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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... (more)

Mexico: Veracruz - A River of Birds, Sep 24 - Oct 7 2022 (A New Departure) , with Steve Dougill and Alberto Lobato -- The Mexican state of Veracruz is a justifiably famous... (more)

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

Northern Finland and Arctic Norway with Steve Rooke – 1-12 June.

Ecuador: Mindo and the Northwest Andes with Luke Seitz - 18-26 June.

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 Steve Howell - 30 July-7 August. Two spaces remain.

CONFIRMING SOON:

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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Rosita’s Bunting is a little-known Mexican endemic seen on Mexico: Oaxaca and Western Chiapas. Read Luke Seitz’s most recent tour narrative here.

Photo: Chris Wood



From the Home/From the Field

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)

May 16: John Yerger reports from Central Texas.

After working hard to secure reasonable views of Black-capped Vireo the day prior, this male at Lost Maples landed on... (more)

May 4: Gavin Bieber reports from South Florida:

We just wrapped up our 2022 WINGS Spring Florida tour, a trip which provides a great survey of the habitats and avifauna... (more)

See all recent submissions here.

WINGS Publications

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Our Leaders & Staff

Steve Howell

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Steve Howell has been birding for as long as he can remember: of course, this may simply mean that his memory isn’t very good. But the many who have traveled with him over his more than 30 years of leading tours around the world soon learn that... (more)

Featured Tour

Cruise: New Zealand, the Tasman Sea and Australia - An Antipodean Adventure

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Bordered by the Tasman Sea on the west and the South Pacific on the east, New Zealand stretches almost 1,000 miles north to south. Eons of isolation have given the three main islands and a multitude of smaller islands a unique avifauna, with four endemic families, and an array of endemic species.  Thanks to cold and biologically rich waters, the... (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.