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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

Uganda: Shoebills to Gorillas, Jun 23 - Jul 8 2018, with Brian Finch and Paul Tamwenya -- Uganda is the jewel in the crown of East Africa, generally recognized as having... (more)

Colombia: The Choc√≥, Jul 28 - Aug 9 2019, with Fabrice Schmitt -- The Chocó area of western Colombia and Ecuador encompasses the Pacific... (more)

Bolivia: Barba Azul Nature Reserve, Sadiri Lodge, and the Apolo Valley, 5-20 October 2018, with Rich Hoyer -- Bolivia is a large country with many ecoregions, and we’ve long wanted... (more)

Australia: Southwestern Australia & Northern Queensland, 12-30 January 2019, with Gavin Bieber -- The states of Western Australia and Queensland feature vast tracts of uninhabited... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.


Birds of Chile: A Photo Guide soon to be released: Steve Howell and Fabrice Schmitt, both well admired WINGS leaders,... (more)

Guyana 2018 price reduced: Our tour to Guyana in 2018 has experienced a price reduction. There... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

Upcoming Tours

Upcoming guaranteed departures with limited space.

China: Yunnan Province with Paul Holt - An outstanding tour full of alluring species. Experience some of Asia’s most exciting habitats and wonderful food along the ancient Southern Silk Road. March 10-25.

Morocco in Spring with Stephen Menzie - High Atlas and Sahara desert drama. Crimson-winged Finch, Cream-colored Courser, Thick-billed Lark and, we hope, Northern Bald Ibis. One space remains. March 24-April 3.

Colorado Lekking Grouse with Evan Obercian and Jon Feenstra - Stunning Colorado scenery combined with sought-after birds. A match made in heaven. April 3-13.

Costa Rica in Spring with Rich Hoyer - This spring tour explores the Talamanca Highlands with its Resplendent Quetzals, the Osa Peninsula, the stunning cloud forest at Monteverde, and the Caribbean lowlands. April 4-18.

Full list of guaranteed departures with space

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

February 15: Frank Nicoletti on his just completed tour, Minnesota in Winter

The expansive bog lands, boreal forests, and Lake Superior shorelines of Duluth,... (more)

February 14: Rich Hoyer on his just-completed tour, Peru: The Cloud Forests of the Rio Mayo and Abra Patricia

Birding for ten days in Northern Peru during the rainy season was delightful... (more)

February 11: Jon Feenstra on his just-completed tour, Ecuador: Mindo and the Northwest Andes

We just finished a week of wet season birding on the Pacific slope of the Andes... (more)

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

Our group at the mouth of Cave Creek Canyon We just wrapped up another Winter... (more)

January 30: Susan Myers on her recently completed tour, Japan in Winter

We started off with a quick trip to a small park near Narita where we found... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.

Our Leaders & Staff

Luke Seitz

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Luke Seitz’s birding career took off when a brilliant male Scarlet Tanager graced his Connecticut yard when he was only six years old. Birds then became an all-encompassing focus and he hasn’t looked back since. Luke graduated from... (more)

Featured Tour

China: Lhasa and the Tibetan Plateau

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China is a vast country, the third largest on earth, with a dazzling array of landscapes and environments rivaling anywhere else on the planet. A good number of the nation’s 1415 or so birds are endemic or near endemic, and many are poorly known. On this popular tour we’ll explore parts of the fantastic Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau,... (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.