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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

Lesser Antilles, 7-20 February 2021, with Ryan Chenery -- These 10 stunningly beautiful Caribbean islands form... (more)

Oregon: Birds & Theater, 21-27 August 2020, with Ethan Kistler and Rich Hoyer -- The Oregon Shakespeare Festival began as a three-day... (more)

Scotland, Apr 26 - May 2 2020, with Stephen Menzie -- The Scottish Highlands are one of the last truly wild... (more)

Northwest Ohio: Spring Migration, 3-9 May 2020, with Ethan Kistler -- Branded as the “Warbler Capital of the World”,... (more)

Honduras, 9-17 April 2021, with Steve Howell -- Honduras is one of the least-known countries in the... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.


Recent Publication: The Birds of Gambell and St. Lawrence Island: Western Field Ornithologists has recently published Paul Lehman’s... (more)

Just released: American Birding Association’s Field Guide to Birds of Ohio by Ethan Kistler: WINGS leader Ethan Kistler just had released his book, the ABA’s... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

Guaranteed Tours

Ecuador: Amazon Lowlands 16-25 February. One space. 

Thailand: The South 19 February-3 March. One space.

China: Yunnan Province 7-22 March.

Belize 14-24 March.

Jamaica 14-22 March.

Nepal 16-29 March.

Costa Rica in Spring 17-31 March.

Colorado Lekking Grouse 3-13 April.

Philippines 5-20 April.

Texas: the Upper Coast 9-16 April. One space.

Full list of guaranteed departures with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Abyssinian Ground Thrush is one of more than 20 endemics we should see on our tour, Ethiopia: The Roof of Africa

From the Field

January 19: Jared Clarke on his recently concluded winter tour in Newfoundland

Our popular “Newfoundland in Winter”... (more)

January 16: Steve Howell on his recently completed Mexican tour to San Blas

As always, the birds kept us busy, but in a relaxed... (more)

January 7: Gavin Bieber on his recently completed tour, Australia: Queensland and New South Wales

Our Eastern Australia Tour kicked off with a... (more)

December 20: Rich Hoyer on his recently concluded tour, Brazil: Minas Gerais

It’s hard to imagine a long week of birding... (more)

December 13: Gavin Bieber on his recent tour, Panama: Bocas del Toro and the Western Highlands.

It’s surely a testament to the diversity... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.

Our Leaders & Staff

Greg Greene

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Greg Greene (pictured with “Chili” the office mascot) joined the WINGS team in January 2007. Having grown up in the rural countryside of northeastern Ohio and influenced by his grandmother’s curiosity in birds, it seemed inevitable... (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 Wine-throated Hummingbird. 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.