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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

Florida: Winter Birds, 13-21 January 2022, with Gavin Bieber -- While the rest of the country can already be shrouded... (more)

The Solomon Islands, Sep 13 - Oct 2 2022, with Ryan Chenery -- The Solomon Islands are one of the few remaining places... (more)

Zambia, Nov 15 - Dec 6 2022, with Ethan Kistler -- Zambia is a wonderfully scenic country in the middle... (more)

Lesser Antilles, 8-20 February 2022, with Ryan Chenery -- These 10 stunningly beautiful Caribbean islands form... (more)

Scotland, 1-7 May 2022, with Rob Sheldon -- The Scottish Highlands are one of the last truly wild... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.

Miscellany

Global Birding Event: The Global Birding Event held on 17 October proved to be an amazing... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

COVID 19 Updates

With vaccinations underway in many countries, we’re excited to be running tours again. For more about our COVID 19 response, click here. To see our 2021 tours, click here

Guaranteed Tours

Panama: Fall at the Canopy Tower with Gavin Bieber - Excellent neotropical birding from a single base: the acclaimed Canopy Tower. 14-20 November.

Panama: Bocas & Western Highlands with Gavin Bieber - An exploration of the Bocas islands and adjacent mainland for birds such as Three-wattled Bellbird and Snowy Cotinga, then continuing into the cloud-cloaked forests of Volcán Barú for Resplendent Quetzal and Prong-billed Barbet.  19-28 November. 

Guyana with Luke Seitz - One of South America’s best-kept secrets, this country teems with wildlife and many special birds, including Blood-colored Woodpecker and possibly Harpy Eagle. 18 November-2 December. One space remains.

CONFIRMING SOON:

Minnesota in Winter with Frank Nicoletti - An enticing array of winter birds including several northern owls and woodpeckers plus grouse, crossbills, redpolls among others. 13-18 January.

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Magellanic Cormorant is a common and attractive resident on the shores of southern South America and on our tour, Argentina: The South.

Photo: Jake Mohlmann



From the Home/From the Field

October 11: Rich reports from the Madre de Dios region of Peru. 

The rainforest lodges of Madre de Dios were an abrupt but delightful change of pace from the first Peru tour, where we had... (more)

October 7: Raymond reports from our Alaska - Fall Migration in Gambell tour:

Fall migration on the Bering Sea islands is unpredictable and exciting, as this tour proved yet again! Few things had changed... (more)

October 1: Rich Hoyer reports from our first tour to Peru since the start of the pandemic

Rich Hoyer reports from our first tour to Peru since the start of the pandemic, and everything went exceedingly well. Some... (more)

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Our Leaders & Staff

Victor Owusu

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Victor Owusu was born and raised in Eziama in the Western Region of Ghana not far from Ankasa Reserve.  His childhood was spent surrounded by lush upper guinea forest where his love of nature and in particular birds started.  Victor's... (more)

Featured Tour

Guatemala

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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.

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BIRD LISTS and NARRATIVES

The following tour bird lists and narratives have been posted recently to the WINGS website.