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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

Peninsular Malaysia, 19-30 August 2019, with Susan Myers -- About 720 bird species have been recorded in peninsular Malaysia, and a large... (more)

Borneo - Sarawak Endemics, Jul 26 - Aug 3 2019, with Susan Myers -- Borneo is quite rightly regarded as one of the great storehouses of our planet’s... (more)

Senegal, Feb 21 - Mar 6 2020, with Paul French and Steve Rooke -- Africa’s Sahel region is vast and surprisingly undervisited by western... (more)

New Mexico in Winter, 6-13 January 2020 (A New Departure) , with Raymond VanBuskirk -- Riverine cottonwood stands along the Upper Rio Grande River, expansive fields... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.


Peterson Guide to Bird Identification—in 12 Steps: Continuing his publishing streak, Steve Howell has teamed up with... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

Guaranteed Tours

Oregon in Spring 13 - 24 May.

Mongolia 21 May-5 June.

China: Sichuan 26 May-14 June.

Maryland and West Virginia  16-23 June.

Iceland 21-30 June. *One space

Ecuador: Mindo and the Northwest Andes 29 June-7 July.

Colombia: The Chocó 28 July-9 August.

Alaska: Fall Migration at Gambell & the Pribilofs 30 August-7 September; Pribilofs to 12 September.

Full list of guaranteed departures with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Elegant Trogon is the archetypal species of southeast Arizona’s mountain canyons and on Arizona: Owls and Warblers. An account of our latest tour to this marvelous region is here

Photo: Gary Rosenberg

From the Field

April 1: Rich Hoyer on his Mar. 2019 tour to Baja California's Cape Region

Gorgeous weather, delicious food, amazing scenery, and a great group were highlights... (more)

March 26: Jake Mohlmann, Evan Obercian and Ethan Kistler on their just-completed tour, Nebraska: The Sandhills and the Platte River

We just finished covering 1,000 miles of mostly paved roads through America’s... (more)

March 11: Gavin Bieber on the first of his irregular Outback Australia tours, Southwestern Australia and Northern Queensland 

The first of what will be a series of irregular WINGS outback Australia tours... (more)

March 8: Steve Howell and Fabrice Schmitt on their recent cruise, Around Cape Horn - Santiago, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina

As usual this trip was a great mix of seabirding and landbirding. From huge... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.

Our Leaders & Staff

Derek Lovitch

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Derek Lovitch is a career biologist with a lifelong passion for birds. He has worked on avian research and education projects in nine states, from New Jersey to Hawaii and from Florida to Michigan. He also spent three summers as a tour guide on Alaska’s... (more)

Featured Tour

Tanzania: Kilimanjaro to the Serengeti

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The founding father of Tanzania, Julius Nyerere, long ago realized the importance of his nation’s natural resources and did much to ensure their protection. Today 25% of the country is given over to national parks and reserves, of which the most famous, in the north of the country, form the basis for this tour. Starting on the densely wooded... (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.