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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.

What's New

Borneo - Sarawak Endemics, Jul 26 - Aug 3 2019, with Susan Myers -- Borneo is quite rightly regarded as one of the great storehouses of our planet’s... (more)

Peninsular Malaysia, 19-30 August 2019, with Susan Myers -- About 720 bird species have been recorded in peninsular Malaysia, and a large... (more)

Nepal, 2-3 March 2020, with Mich Coker and Som GC -- Cut off from the rest of the world for centuries, Nepal remains one of Asia’s... (more)

Cruise: Antarctic Peninsula and Around Cape Horn, Jan 21 - Feb 6 2020, with Steve Howell and Luke Seitz -- Have you dreamed of taking an extended pelagic trip around the southern tip... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.


Peterson Guide to Bird Identification—in 12 Steps: Continuing his publishing streak, Steve Howell has teamed up with... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

Guaranteed Tours

China: Yunnan Province 10-24 March.

Nebraska: The Sandhills and the Platte River 16-21 March. *One space.

Vietnam 16 March-7 April.

Morocco in Spring 23 March-2 April.

Panama Spring 23-29 March. Ext to 3 April.

Bhutan 27 March-13 April *One space.

Jamaica 6-13 April.

Texas: the Upper Coast  11-18 April.

Lesvos 17-25 April.

Georgia and South Carolina April 20 - 26.

Florida: The South, the Keys and the Dry Tortugas 21-28 April.

Georgia The High Caucasus 23-29 April.

Arizona Owls & Warblers  1-9 and 3-11 May. *One space on each.

Oregon in Spring 13 - 24 May.

Iceland 21-30 June. *One space.

Full list of guaranteed departures with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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A Pileated Flycatcher watches for insects near the famous Zapotec ruins of Monte Alban on Oaxaca at Christmastime. You can read more about the delightful combination of fine birding, great ruins and seasonal delights possible on this tour here.

Photo: Rich Hoyer

From the Field

February 18: Jon Feenstra on his recently completed tour, Ecuador: Mindo and the Northwest Andes

We're just back in Quito from a wonderful trip to the Mindo area of northwest... (more)

February 6: Jake Mohlmann on his just-completed tour, Arizona: A Winter Week in the Southeast

In just six days we traversed 1,030 miles of cactus-studded landscapes tallying... (more)

January 16: Steve Howell on his just-completed tour, Mexico: San Blas

Steve Howell reports from the conclusion of another wonderful week in San... (more)

January 14: Rich Hoyer on his recently completed tour, Brazil: The Southeast Atlantic Rainforest

So many endemic birds – either stunningly beautiful or with fascinating... (more)

December 19: Gavin Bieber on his recently concluded tour, Panama: Darién Lowlands

The vast and sparsely populated Darien Province in the far east of the country... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.

Our Leaders & Staff

Gavin Bieber

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Gavin Bieber was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He developed a very early interest in birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles and has steadily pursued these interests while growing up in British Columbia, Virginia Beach, Great Britain and Denmark. Gavin... (more)

Featured Tour

Brazil: Marvelous Mato Grosso - The Pantanal, Chapada dos GuimarĂŁes, and Cristalino Jungle Lodge

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Use a map to trace the geographical center of the South American continent and you will find yourself pointing at the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. Straddling the continental divide between the Amazon and Plata river basins, this amazingly diverse state provides the easiest and best access to the largest variety of habitats on the continent. Just... (more)

AZ Birding

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