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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

Mongolia: The Eastern Steppes, 19-29 May 2026, with Stephen Menzie -- We offer a unique itinerary to the far east of Mongolia,... (more)

Alaska: The Pribilofs and Utqiagvik (Barrow) in Fall, Sep 30 - Oct 7 2024, with Raymond VanBuskirk -- Alaska’s Pribilof Islands lie in the Bering... (more)

Poland in Spring, 14-21 May 2025, with Stephen Menzie -- Birding in Eastern Poland in late May is magical.... (more)

Colombia: Central, Jun 28 - Jul 8 2024, with Fabrice Schmitt -- Hummingbirds galore plus sparkling tanagers, elusive antpittas and even Mountain-Toucan, all while enjoying a cup of Colombian coffee! (more)

Trinidad and Tobago, 17-27 July 2024, with Ethan Kistler -- Lying just off the coast of Venezuela, the island... (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)

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Health Protocols

To view our health policies, click here.

Guaranteed Tours

Costa Rica in July with Scott Olmstead. 9-20 July.

Madagascar with Brian Finch. 4-22 September. Two spaces remain.

Alaska: Gambell in Fall with Raymond Vanbuskirk. 25 August-3 September.

Spain in Autumn with Oli Reville. 7-17 September.

Confirming Soon:

New Jersey: Cape May with Skye Haas. 21-27 September.

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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The aptly named Sword-billed Hummingbird is one of more than 40 species of hummingbirds possible on our Ecuador: Mindo and the Northwest Andes tours. Read the latest tour narrative here.

Photo: Steve N.G. Howell

From the Field

June 17: Paul French reports from Mongolia

Mongolia is one of the world’s unique places. There are few places where you spend this much time off-road, off-grid... (more)

June 10: Oli Reville reports after a successful Bulgaria in Spring tour

Bird of prey enthusiast looking for a spring vacation? Our 2024 Bulgaria in Spring tour recorded 21 species of birds of... (more)

June 7: Fabrice Schmitt reports from Northern Finland & Arctic Norway

Our tour to Northern Finland and Arctic Norway is another one of those dream trips! Blessed with wonderful weather... (more)

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WINGS Publications

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Our Leaders & Staff

Ethan Kistler

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Ethan Kistler hails from Ohio and began birding at the age of 10 when he literally woke up one morning and decided that he wanted to become a birder. Since then he’s worked field jobs from Ohio to Alaska, traveled to over 50 countries, and led... (more)

Featured Tour

Brazil: The Northeast - Bahia the Beautiful - with Indigo Macaw

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Bahia is known among Brazilians as a cultural hotspot celebrated for exotic food, mysterious religions, and energetic dance forms. But it’s also a natural history wonderland, encompassing nearly all that Brazil has to offer. From coastal white-sand woodland, to interior caatinga, to the moist mata atlântica of the hilly south, to the extremely... (more)

AZ Birding

Coming to southeastern Arizona and want guiding help for just a day or two? Find an excellent guide at AZ-Birding.