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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

Northwest Ohio: Spring Migration, 3-9 May 2020, with Ethan Kistler -- Branded as the “Warbler Capital of the World”,... (more)

New Mexico in Winter, 4-9 January 2021, with Raymond VanBuskirk -- Riverine cottonwood stands along the Upper Rio Grande... (more)

Peninsular Malaysia, 12-25 September 2020, with Susan Myers -- About 720 bird species have been recorded in peninsular... (more)

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

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.

Miscellany

Upcoming Publication: The Birds of Gambell and St. Lawrence Island: Western Field Ornithologists is publishing Paul Lehman’s book,... (more)

Just released: Oceanic Birds of the World: A Photo Guide by Steve Howell and Kirk Zufelt : It’s here! Advance copies of Steve Howell and Kirk Zufelt’s... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

Guaranteed Tours

Chile: Tierra del Fuego to the Atacama Desert 4-20 November.  *One space.

Ghana 13-29 November. *One space.

India: The South and the Andaman Islands 1-15 December 10 (ext to 22 Dec).

Mexico: The Yucatan and Cozumel 8-15 December.

Newfoundland: Winter Birds  5 - 11 January.

Cruise: Around Cape Horn 6-20 February.

Full list of guaranteed departures with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

WINGS Publications

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The elegant little Belted Flycatcher is one of the treats on Mexico: Oaxaca and Western Chiapas. Luke Seitz’s account of his last tour to the region is here.

Photo: Steve Howell



From the Field

September 17: Susan Myers on her recently completed tour, Borneo: Sabah

As we’ve come to expect over many years,... (more)

August 11: Derek Lovitch on his recently completed tour, Maine and New Hampshire

Covering over 1300 miles in eight full days of... (more)

July 29: Gavin Bieber and Jake Mohlmann on the main section of their recent tour, Alaska: Majesty of the North

Our Alaska Majesty Tour found above average temperatures... (more)

July 17: Susan Myers on her recently completed tour, Japan in Spring

Our spring Japan tour is all about the endemics... (more)

July 16: Fabrice Schmitt and Pierre Defos Du Rau on their recently completed tour, France: Birding à la Française - Birds, Wine and Cheese in Southern France

After years of scouting little restaurants and... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.


Our Leaders & Staff

Paul French

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Paul French was born and raised in Wolverhampton, the heart of the Industrial Revolution. Despite this early setback, Paul spent most of his free time exploring the fields and woods (and occasional private fishing pits!) of the surrounding area, while... (more)

Featured Tour

Morocco in Spring

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As early spring touches Morocco, the country bursts into life, offering the visiting birdwatcher some truly memorable experiences. We’ll begin in Marrakech before heading into the dramatic mountains of the High Atlas. Here we’ll seek out a variety of mountain birds, and in particular the elusive Crimson-winged Finch, a species that is probably... (more)

AZ Birding

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