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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.

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

Mongolia: The Eastern Steppes, 19-29 May 2026, with Stephen Menzie -- We offer a unique itinerary to the far east of Mongolia,... (more)

Alaska: The Pribilofs and Utqiagvik (Barrow) in Fall, Sep 29 - Oct 7 2024, with Raymond VanBuskirk -- Alaska’s Pribilof Islands lie in the Bering... (more)

Poland in Spring, 19-26 May 2024, with Stephen Menzie -- Birding in Eastern Poland in late May is magical.... (more)

Colombia: Central, Jun 28 - Jul 8 2024, with Fabrice Schmitt -- Hummingbirds galore plus sparkling tanagers, elusive antpittas and even Mountain-Toucan, all while enjoying a cup of Colombian coffee! (more)

Trinidad and Tobago, 17-27 July 2024, with Ethan Kistler -- Lying just off the coast of Venezuela, the island... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.


Remembering David Fisher: It’s been almost two years since we lost David Fisher, world... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

Health Protocols

To view our health policies, click here.

Guaranteed Tours

Mongolia with Paul French. 26 May–12 June. Two spaces remain.

Indonesia: West Papua with Susan Myers. 26 June-19 July.

Costa Rica in July with Scott Olmstead. 9-20 July.

Madagascar with Brian Finch. 4-22 September. Two spaces remain.

Trinidad and Tobago with Ethan Kistler. 17-27 July.


Alaska: Gambell in Fall with Raymond Vanbuskirk. 25 August-3 September.

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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A male Northern Harrier passes food to his mate on the prairies of Minnesota and North Dakota.  You can review Chris Woods’s account of his latest tour here.

Photo: Chris Wood

From the Field

May 15: Susan Myers reports from Vietnam

Once again, the Vietnam tour exceeded expectations, showcasing diverse birdlife, stunning landscapes, and rich cultural... (more)

May 13: Paul Holt reports from Taiwan

Once again we saw all of the island’s 31 endemics on this year’s Taiwan tour– with several Swinhoe’s... (more)

May 6: Skye Haas reports from the recent Colorado: Lekking Grouse tour

WINGS has once again successfully completed yet another tour of Colorado, Kansas & Nebraska for the various... (more)

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WINGS Publications

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Our Leaders & Staff

Alberto Lobato

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Alberto Lobato has been a bird watcher since he was eleven years old. He studied Biology at the Veracruzana University and has several years of experience traveling the state of Veracruz in search of various species of birds, both personally and at the... (more)

Featured Tour

Panama: DariƩn Lowlands

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Darién Province in far eastern Panama is one of the wildest and most remote corners of the isthmus. Largely roadless and with steep mountains cloaked in dense vegetation, the region holds its secrets well. With the development of the new Canopy Camp Darién, visiting naturalists finally have an accessible lodge from which to base their... (more)

AZ Birding

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



The following tour bird lists and narratives have been posted recently to the WINGS website.