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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

Bulgaria in Spring, 14-28 May 2024, with Oli Reville -- Located on the Black Sea, Bulgaria sits on one of... (more)

Poland in Spring, 19-26 May 2024, with Stephen Menzie -- Birding in Eastern Poland in late May is magical.... (more)

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)

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)

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

Brazil: The Northeast - Bahia with Rich Hoyer - 19 October-1 November. One space remains.

Lesser Antilles with Ryan Chenery - 6-19 November. Two spaces remain.

Guyana with Luke Seitz - 23 November-6 December.

Cambodia with Susan Myers - 2-16 December.


Lesser Antilles with Ryan Chenery - 12-25 February. Two spaces remain.

Cruise: New Zealand, the Tasman Sea and Australia with Gavin Bieber and Fabrice Schmitt. 12-26 February.

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Spruce Grouse, perhaps the most stunning of all the grouse, is often seen on our tour, Maine and New Hampshire

Photo: Derek Lovitch

From the Home/From the Field

September 21: Rich Hoyer reports from the recent Oregon in Late Summer tour

 A single morning of rain – the first here in western Oregon since early June – was actually quite the... (more)

September 18: Jake Mohlmann reports on the recent Arizona & Utah tour:

We just finished covering 1,986 miles through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. 193 species of birds were... (more)

September 14: Rich Hoyer reports from the Oregon: Birds & Theater tour

For such a short, compact tour, we packed it in – great birding in with gorgeous scenery, terrific restaurants with... (more)

See all recent submissions here.

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Our Leaders & Staff

Brian Finch

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Brian Finch was born in the U.K., virtually popping out into the world with the binoculars already around his neck. During his early teens, while at Battersea Grammar School in London, he joined the Beddington Sewage Farm ringing group. The kindness... (more)

Featured Tour

Cruise: New Zealand, the Tasman Sea and Australia - An Antipodean Adventure

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The cold and biologically rich waters around New Zealand and southern Australia can claim several superlatives for a visiting naturalist. Bordered by the Tasman Sea on the west and the South Pacific on the east, New Zealand stretches almost 1,000 miles north to south. Eons of isolation have given the three main islands and a multitude of smaller islands... (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.