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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

Alaska: The Pribilofs and Utqiagvik (Barrow) in Fall, Sep 29 - Oct 7 2024, with Raymond VanBuskirk -- Alaska’s Pribilof Islands lie in the Bering... (more)

Poland in Spring, 19-26 May 2024, 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

Spring Migration in the Midwest with Ethan Kistler.  8-19 May. Two Spaces Remain

Mongolia with Paul French. 26 May–12 June.

Indonesia: West Papua with Susan Myers. 26 June-19 July.

CONFIRMING SOON:

Costa Rica in July with Scott Olmstead. 9-20 July.

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Pied Lapwings are common on Napo River sandbars on Ecuador: The Amazon Lowlands.

Photo: Gary Rosenberg



From the Field

April 8: Steve Howell and Luke Seitz report from the conclusion of their trans-equatorial odyssey on the Chile to California cruise.

This trip transits over 5000 miles through the waters of 12 countries (this year, with documented first country records... (more)

April 5: Susan Myers reports from our recent India: The North tour

A happy and healthy group enjoyed an amazing three weeks in India's northwest where we took in the deserts, woodlands, foothills,... (more)

March 19: Susan Myers reports from Japan in Winter

Our winter tour in Japan this year featured the usual array of fantastic birds – the incredible numbers of cranes,... (more)

See all recent submissions here.

WINGS Publications

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Our Leaders & Staff

Som GC

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Som GC was born near Chitwan National Park, one of Asia’s finest national parks. Som grew up watching hornbills, peafowl, junglefowl, storks, woodpeckers and kingfishers along with many mammals such as rhinoceros, wild elephants, tigers, leopard... (more)

Featured Tour

Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico, once a Spanish colony and now a U.S. territory and popular holiday destination provides a perfect and easy week-long getaway for the visiting birder. With an excellent road system providing convenient access to its many forest reserves, Puerto Rico offers some of the easiest and most enjoyable birdwatching in the Caribbean. On our tour... (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.