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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.

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

Florida: Winter Birds, 13-21 January 2022, with Gavin Bieber -- While the rest of the country can already be shrouded... (more)

The Solomon Islands, Sep 13 - Oct 2 2022, with Ryan Chenery -- The Solomon Islands are one of the few remaining places... (more)

Zambia, Nov 15 - Dec 6 2022, with Ethan Kistler -- Zambia is a wonderfully scenic country in the middle... (more)

Lesser Antilles, 8-20 February 2022, with Ryan Chenery -- These 10 stunningly beautiful Caribbean islands form... (more)

Scotland, 1-7 May 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.

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Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

COVID 19 Updates

With vaccinations underway in many countries, we’re excited to be running tours again. For more about our COVID 19 response, click here. To see our 2021 tours, click here

Guaranteed Tours

Costa Rica in October with Luke Seitz. Explore the Talamanca Highlands with its Resplendent Quetzals, the Osa Peninsula, the stunning cloud forest at Monteverde, and the Caribbean lowlands. 15-29 October.

Ecuador: The South with Jon Feenstra - Excellent birding through many habitats, including for range-restricted and endemic species such as Jocotoco Antpitta and El Oro Parakeet. 31 October-17 November. One space remains. 

Guyana with Luke Seitz - One of South America’s best-kept secrets, this country teems with wildlife and many special birds, including Blood-colored Woodpecker and possibly Harpy Eagle. 18 November-2 December.

Panama: Fall at the Canopy Tower with Gavin Bieber - Excellent neotropical birding from a single base: the acclaimed Canopy Tower. 14-20 November.

INVOICED AND CONFIRMING SOON:

Mexico: The Yucatan and Cozumel with Rich Hoyer - A notable center of bird endemism with spectacular Mayan ruins, warm climate, and delicious regional cuisine. 28 November-6 December.

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Colorado in April: Lekking Grouse will focus, of course, on the boomers and the strutters, but along the way we’ll see lots of other birds perhaps including Northern Pygmy-Owl.

Photo: Chris Wood



From the Home/From the Field

August 20: Steve Howell recently joined our Costa Rica in July tour - as a participant!

Steve Howell reports from the recent summer Costa Rica tour, when he went along as a participant (!), a pleasant change... (more)

August 17: Jake Mohlman reports from a wet, green Sonoran Desert

Our second departure of our Arizona Second Spring tour recently wrapped up. The turbocharged van had no trouble covering... (more)

July 28: Jon Dunn reports from his recent Birding the Civil War tour to Maryland and West Virginia:

Our trip in mid-June to Maryland and West Virginia experienced delightful and unseasonal cool temperatures. The heavy rains... (more)

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Our Leaders & Staff

Gavin Bieber

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Gavin Bieber was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He developed a very early interest in birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles and has steadily pursued these interests while growing up in British Columbia, Virginia Beach, Great Britain and Denmark. Gavin... (more)

Featured Tour

Brazil: The Northeast - Bahia the Beautiful - with Indigo Macaw

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Bahia is known among Brazilians as a cultural hotspot celebrated for exotic food, mysterious religions, and energetic dance forms. But it’s also a natural history wonderland, encompassing nearly all that Brazil has to offer. From coastal white-sand woodland, to interior caatinga, to the moist mata atlântica of the hilly south, to the extremely... (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.