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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.

What's New

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

New Mexico in Winter, 6-13 January 2020, with Raymond VanBuskirk -- Riverine cottonwood stands along the Upper Rio Grande... (more)

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

Senegal, Feb 21 - Mar 6 2020, with Paul French and Steve Rooke -- Africa’s Sahel region is vast and surprisingly... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.

Miscellany

Upcoming Publication: The Birds of Gambell and St. Lawrence Island: Western Field Ornithologists is publishing Paul Lehman’s book,... (more)

Just released: Oceanic Birds of the World: A Photo Guide by Steve Howell and Kirk Zufelt : It’s here! Advance copies of Steve Howell and Kirk Zufelt’s... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

Guaranteed Tours

Borneo: Sabah 3-17 August. One space remains.

Romania: Birds and Medieval Monasteries 15-24 August.

Peninsular Malaysia 19-30 August.

Georgia in Autumn: Migration Along the Black Sea 24 August-1 September.

Colombia 24 August-12 September. *One space.

Alaska: Fall Migration at Gambell & the Pribilofs 30 August-7 September, Pribilofs to 12 September. *One space.

Madagascar 5-22 September.

Peru: Rainforest Lodges of the Madre de Dios 1-12 October.

Full list of guaranteed departures with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Steller’s Sea-Eagles on ice floes off Hokkaido Island, Japan are a prime attraction on Susan Myer’s Japan in Winter

Photo: Steve Rooke



From the Field

May 28: Gavin Bieber on his recently completed tour, Arizona: Owls and Warblers

This year’s May tour fell in the middle... (more)

May 22: Luke Seitz on his recent tour, Guatemala

Our tour to Guatemala this year was nothing short... (more)

May 13: Luke Seitz on his recent tour, Mexico: Oaxaca and Western Chiapas

Our tour through the varied habitats of western... (more)

May 2: Gavin Bieber and Evan Obercian on their recent tour, Florida: The South, the Keys and the Dry Tortugas

We started with a day in the dry pine forests... (more)

April 21: Gavin Bieber on his recent tour, Panama: Spring at the Canopy Tower

It is always a pleasure to return to the Canopy... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.


Our Leaders & Staff

Dick Forsman

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Dick Forsman lives near Helsinki, Finland where he works as a freelance tour leader, author, and ornithological consultant. He is widely regarded as the foremost authority on the identification of Western Palearctic raptors, this backed up by his numerous... (more)

Featured Tour

Madagascar

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The heaviest bird that ever existed, the Elephant Bird, lived in Madagascar and may actually have survived until only 300 years ago. The Musée de l’Académie in Antananarivo has the only complete skeleton, but the rest of this great red island is even today so full of strange and wonderful life forms that we’ll soon understand... (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.