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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.

What's New

France: Birding à la Française, 16-26 May 2019, with Fabrice Schmitt and Pierre Defos Du Rau -- France is best known for its food and wine, but it also has wonderful birds!... (more)

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

Nepal, 16-29 March 2019, with Mich Coker and Som GC -- Cut off from the rest of the world for centuries, Nepal remains one of Asia’s... (more)

Cruise: Antarctic Peninsula and Around Cape Horn, Jan 21 - Feb 6 2020, with Luke Seitz and Steve Howell -- Have you dreamed of taking an extended pelagic trip around the tip of southern... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.


New ‘Birds of Chile’ book from WINGS leaders Steve Howell and Fabrice Schmitt just released!: After a few years collaboration, thousands of pictures, and uncountable... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

Guaranteed Tours

Argentina: The North 15-29 October.

Tanzania 3-17 November. One space remains.

Panama: Bocas & Western Highlands 16-25 November. One space remains.

India: Goa 17-29 November.

Brazil Minas Gerais 18-27 November.

Mexico: The Yucatan and Cozumel 2-9 December.

Australia: Southwestern Australia & Northern Queensland 12-29 January. Cape York Extension to 2 February. One space remains.

Full list of guaranteed departures with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Cocha Antshrike is a highly localized endemic often seen on Steve Howell’s tour, Ecuador: The Amazon Lowlands 2

Photo: Steve Howell

From the Field

September 22: Rich Hoyer on his recent tour, Machu Picchu and the Manu-Kosñipata Road.

The numbers, variety, and rarity of birds on this year's tour to Machu Picchu... (more)

September 20: Rich Hoyer on his just-finished tour, Oregon in Late Summer

It’s hard to imagine a more perfect tour than this year's Oregon in Late... (more)

September 4: Jon Dunn on his recently completed tour, Arizona: Second Spring

We experienced a weak monsoon this year and the lack of rain meant warmer than... (more)

August 28: Luke Seitz on his recent cruise to Svalbard

The Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard is superb. Located between Norway and... (more)

August 15: Susan Myers and Greg Greene on their recent scouting trip to Peninsular Malaysa

We just wrapped up an informative scouting trip to Peninsular Malaysia and... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.

Our Leaders & Staff

Jill Williams

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Jill Williams has a life-long interest in everything foreign – food, languages, natural history, people and their culture. Following on from an early career with British Caledonian Airways in their reservations, fares and ticketing department, Jill... (more)

Featured Tour

Hawaii: Rainbow of Birds

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It might be the 50th state, but birding Hawai‘i feels like a world away. Without vagrancy, no remote islands would have landbirds. Here, on one of the world’s most remote archipelagos, the chance arrival of far-flung waifs—a finch, a solitaire, and a monarch flycatcher—led to mind-blowing adaptive radiation that resulted... (more)

AZ Birding

Coming to southeastern Arizona and want guiding help for just a day or two? Find an excellent guide at AZ-Birding.