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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.


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

Guatemala with Roland Rumm. 1-11 April with Tikal extension to 16 April. Two spaces remain.

Georgia & South Carolina with Jon Dunn.  14-20 April.  Two spaces remains.

Scotland with Rob Sheldon. 25 April-5 May.

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

Alaska: Gambell in Spring with Jon Dunn & Gavin Bieber. 22-31 May. Plus Nome and Pribs. Two spaces remain.

Brazil: Marvelous Mato Grosso with Rich Hoyer. 18 June-2 July. Iguazu ext to 6 July. one space remains.


Mongolia with Paul French. 26 May–12 June 2024.

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Gray-hooded Atilla is a handsome and vocal endemic on our tour, Brazil: The Southeast Atlantic Rainforest.

Photo: Rich Hoyer

From the Field

February 14: Jon Feenstra has just finished an excellent East Slope of the Andes tour in Ecuador

Tour completed and more than 10000 feet of elevation change later, we’re back from birding the Amazon slope of the... (more)

February 14: Steve Howell reports from the conclusion of another great Week in San Blas, Mexico tour

It was full of sun, birds, great food, and great memories, from brilliant Military Macaws... Photo by participant Jim... (more)

February 8: Fabrice Schmitt reports from the Santa Marta (Colombia) tour

This was another fantastic tour to escape the boreal winter, spending a week in the tropics, enjoying wonderful Caribbean... (more)

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Our Leaders & Staff

Paul Tamwenya

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Paul Tamwenya was born in Eastern Uganda near the foothills of Mount Elgon National Park and grew up accompanying his grandfather, who was a great hunter of birds, small mammals and big rodents, on forays into the natural world near his home. These experiences... (more)

Featured Tour

Cruise: Antarctic Peninsula and Around Cape Horn

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Have you dreamed of taking an extended pelagic trip around the southern tip of South America and cruising off the Antarctic Peninsula—traveling to such legendary places as Cape Horn, the Beagle Channel, the Strait of Magellan, and the Falkland Islands and seeing in the process 30 or more species of tubenoses, 8 species of albatross, and 5 species... (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.