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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.

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

Mongolia: The Eastern Steppes, 19-29 May 2026, with Stephen Menzie -- We offer a unique itinerary to the far east of Mongolia,... (more)

Alaska: The Pribilofs and Utqiagvik (Barrow) in Fall, Sep 30 - Oct 7 2024, with Raymond VanBuskirk -- Alaska’s Pribilof Islands lie in the Bering... (more)

Poland in Spring, 14-21 May 2025, with Stephen Menzie -- Birding in Eastern Poland in late May is magical.... (more)

Colombia: Central, Jun 28 - Jul 8 2024, with Fabrice Schmitt -- Hummingbirds galore plus sparkling tanagers, elusive antpittas and even Mountain-Toucan, all while enjoying a cup of Colombian coffee! (more)

Trinidad and Tobago, 17-27 July 2024, with Ethan Kistler -- Lying just off the coast of Venezuela, the island... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.

Miscellany

Remembering David Fisher: It’s been almost two years since we lost David Fisher, world... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

Health Protocols

To view our health policies, click here.

Guaranteed Tours

New Jersey: Cape May with Skye Haas. 21-27 September.

Alaska: The Pribiliofs & Utqiagvik (Barrow) in Fall with Raymond Vanbuskirk. 30 September-11 October.

CONFIRMING SOON:

Brazil: The Southeast Atlantic Rainforest with Fabrice Schmitt. 19 October-3 November.

Panama: Bocas del Toro and the Western Highlands with Gavin Bieber. 15-24 November.

Panama: Darién Lowlands with Gavin Bieber. 23-30 November.

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Black-backed Woodpecker is one of more than 10 woodpecker species possible on our tour, Oregon in Late Summer

Photo: Rich Hoyer



From the Field

July 15: Scott Olmstead reports from Costa Rica in July

We're not quite halfway through our trip, and the birding is going great! So far we've visited two of Costa Rica's most... (more)

July 12: Fabrice Schmitt reports from Central Colombia

Our first Colombia: Central - The Eastern and Central Cordilleras and the Magdalena Valley tour has been absolutely... (more)

July 2: Skye Haas reports from the Arizona Owls & Warblers 2024 tour

The spring 2024 Arizona Owls & Warblers tour was a rolicking grand time through the always beautiful painted rock canyons... (more)

See all recent submissions here.

WINGS Publications

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Our Leaders & Staff

Alberto Lobato

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Alberto Lobato has been a bird watcher since he was eleven years old. He studied Biology at the Veracruzana University and has several years of experience traveling the state of Veracruz in search of various species of birds, both personally and at the... (more)

Featured Tour

Guyana - Kaieteur, Rainforest, Savannah, and Sun Parakeet and Red Siskin Specialties

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Guyana is a neglected jewel of Neotropical birding. Long overshadowed by its better-known neighbors to the west and south, this English-speaking country on the northeast coast of South America includes vast expanses of unbroken forest among its wide range of habitats. The country sits just north of the equator so the sun rises relatively late, making... (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.