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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, 6-13 January 2020, with Raymond VanBuskirk -- Riverine cottonwood stands along the Upper Rio Grande... (more)

Peninsular Malaysia, 19-30 August 2019, 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.

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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A male Golden-cheeked Warbler scans his fief on Texas: The Edwards Plateau, Big Bend National Park and the Davis Mountains. A narrative account of Jon Dunn’s last tour to these varied and spectacular landscapes can be found here.

Photo: Rich Hoyer



From the Field

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)

May 28: Gavin Bieber on his recently completed tour, Arizona: Owls and Warblers

This year’s May tour fell in the middle... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.


Our Leaders & Staff

Ethan Kistler

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Ethan Kistler hails from Ohio and began birding at the age of 10 when he literally woke up one morning and decided that he wanted to become a birder. Since then he’s worked field jobs from Ohio to Alaska, traveled to 40 countries, and led birding... (more)

Featured Tour

Georgia in Autumn: Migration Along the Black Sea

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Georgia in autumn is a birding secret that needs sharing. We favor beginning on the impressive Javakheti Plateau, a high-altitude area of gorges, farmland, steppe, and lakes populated by raptors possibly including Lammergier and vast numbers of waterbirds, followed by a stretch of the old Silk Road leading into the mighty Lesser Caucasus to search... (more)

AZ Birding

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