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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

Zambia, Nov 27 - Dec 12 2021, with Ethan Kistler -- Zambia is a wonderfully scenic country in the middle... (more)

Portugal in Spring, 19-29 April 2021, with Jon Dunn and Helder Cardoso -- Portugal possesses a fine diversity of habitats and... (more)

Lesser Antilles, 6-19 November 2021, with Ryan Chenery -- These 10 stunningly beautiful Caribbean islands form... (more)

India: The North, Feb 27 - Mar 17 2022, with Susan Myers -- India is a mystical and exotic country that for many... (more)

Scotland, Apr 25 - May 1 2022, with Rob Sheldon -- The Scottish Highlands are one of the last truly wild... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.

Miscellany

Global Birding Event: The Global Birding Event held on 17 October proved to be an amazing... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

COVID 19 Updates

For the safety of our guides and guests we’ve cancelled all tours through March 2021 and are evaluating tours further out as we go forward. There are a few mostly domestic U.S. tours getting off the ground in April and May.  For more about our COVID 19 response, click here. To see our 2021 tours, click here. Just because our leaders aren’t currently on tour doesn’t mean they aren’t busy exploring. For our “From the Home” posts, see here. Check back frequently for updates.

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The rookery at Smith Woods is a highlight on our tour, Texas: The Upper Coast



From the Home/From the Field

January 14: Susan Myers shares some amaing images from her time at Bosque del Apache in New Mexico

If you’re a WINGS leader the birding never stops! There isn’t a single day where I’m not birding... (more)

January 11: Steve Howell finishes up his 2020 Bigfoot Year

Steve Howell concludes the saga of his COVID-enforced 2020 Bigfoot Year in his California home town (see previous FTH posts)... (more)

December 14: Steve Howell continues his Big Foot Big Year into October and November

Steve Howell continues the saga of his COVID-enforced Bigfoot Year in Bolinas, California, with a summary of the record-breaking... (more)

See all recent submissions here.


Our Leaders & Staff

Jon Feenstra

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Raised in the Appalachian ridges of northwestern New Jersey, Jon Feenstra’s playground was the outdoors. Though birding was a passion, it was chemistry that drove his academic education. After graduating college he moved from New Jersey to Los... (more)

Featured Tour

Arizona: Second Spring

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Southeastern Arizona, especially from late spring through the summer, invariably ranks among the favorite North American birdwatching destinations. In this varied region, where spectacular mountain ranges rise like islands above the surrounding deserts and grasslands, northern birds follow the coniferous zones of the peaks southward and overlap with... (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.