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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

Mexico: Veracruz, Sep 29 - Oct 7 2023, with Steve Howell and Luke Seitz -- Spanning from the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico... (more)

Portugal, 4-17 October 2023, with Helder Cardoso -- Portugal offers a fantastic diversity of habitats... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.


Remembering David Fisher: It’s been almost two years since we lost David Fisher, world... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

Health Protocols

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Guaranteed Tours

Uganda with Brian Finch - 18 June - 7 July.

Arizona Second Spring with Jon Dunn - 23 July - 3 August.

Costa Rica in July with Luke Seitz - 18-29 July.

Canary Islands with John Muddeman - 27 July-3 August.


Romania: Birds and Medieval Monasteries with Tudor Blaj - 18-27 August.

Oregon: Birds & Theater with Rich Hoyer - 22-28 August.

Oregon in Late Summer with Rich Hoyer - 28 Aug-8 September.

Alaska: Fall Migration at Gambell & Pribilofs with Raymond Vanbuskirk - 1-14 September.

Madagascar with Brian Finch - 6-24 September.

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Rufous Antpitta is one of perhaps 15 species of antpitta possible on our tour, Colombia.

Photo: Fabrice Schmitt

From the Home/From the Field

May 11: Paul Holt is finally back in the field! A few images from Taiwan

Taiwan Barbet, arguably one of the island’s smartest, was the first of the endemics we saw. Equally vociferous Black-necklaced... (more)

May 2: Luke Seitz reports on our Guatemala tour

Our Guatemala tour in April was simply wonderful, with amazing views of most of the highland specialties and a great bird-filled... (more)

April 27: Jon Feenstra reports from the Upper Texas Coast

If there’s a place to be birding in North America in late April, it’s the Upper Texas Coast. We were there,... (more)

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Our Leaders & Staff

Paul French

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Paul French was born and raised in Wolverhampton, the heart of the Industrial Revolution. Despite this early setback, Paul spent most of his free time exploring the fields and woods (and occasional private fishing pits!) of the surrounding area, while... (more)

Featured Tour


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Just a three-hour flight from the US, the highlands of Guatemala’s Pacific slope are famous worldwide for holding a host of regional endemics. The improbable-looking Pink-headed Warbler might top the list, but it’s hardly outdone by other gems like Blue-throated Motmot, Blue-and-white Mockingbird, and Chestnut-sided Shrike-Vireo. With an... (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.