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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

Peninsular Malaysia, 19-30 August 2019, with Susan Myers -- About 720 bird species have been recorded in peninsular Malaysia, and a large... (more)

Idaho: Cassia Crossbill and Southern Idaho, 12-20 August 2019, with Jon Dunn and Austin Young -- In 2017 the AOS Checklist Committee concluded that the endemic subspecies of... (more)

Bolivia: Barba Azul Nature Reserve, Sadiri Lodge, and the Apolo Valley, 5-20 October 2018, with Rich Hoyer -- Bolivia is a large country with many ecoregions, and we’ve long wanted... (more)

Colombia: The Chocó, Jul 28 - Aug 9 2019, with Fabrice Schmitt -- The Chocó area of western Colombia and Ecuador encompasses the Pacific... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.

Miscellany

New ‘Birds of Chile’ book from WINGS leaders Steve Howell and Fabrice Schmitt just released!: After a few years collaboration, thousands of pictures, and uncountable... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

Upcoming Tours

Upcoming guaranteed departures with limited space.

Ecuador: Mindo and the Northwest Andes with Luke Seitz - Superb Andean birding with up to 40 hummingbird species. Begins 2-10 July.

Ecuador: Amazon Lowlands with Steve Howell - Amazonian lowland birding richness from a very comfortable base. 29 July-6 August.

Arizona Second Spring with Jon Dunn - Excellent birding as the summer monsoons bring moisture and awaken a “second spring” full of birdsong, peak diversity, and good chances for rarities. 29 July-9 August.

Indonesia: The Lesser Sunda Islands with Susan Myers - A unique region with a tropical dry climate and a mix of many endemic, Asian, and Australian species. 24 August-13 September.

Full list of guaranteed departures with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Horned Puffins are superbly attractive breeders on the birds cliffs of St. Paul Island, Pribilofs, Alaska. You can read about our latest tour to these celebrated outposts here

Photo: Gavin Bieber



From the Field

May 8: Gavin Bieber on his and Evan Obercian's recently completed tour, Florida: The South, the Keys and the Dry Tortugas

We just wrapped up a fun week exploring south Florida from Fort Myers to Key... (more)

April 27: Rich Hoyer on his recently completed tour, Costa Rica in Spring

Spring came early to Costa Rica, and we experienced (and enjoyed) slightly... (more)

April 20: Gavin Bieber on his just-completed tour, Texas: The Upper Coast

Our tour took place over a week where the weather didn't create conditions... (more)

March 23: Fabrice Schmitt on his and Steve Howell's recently completed cruise, Buenos Aires to Santiago

For the second time this year, we had an amazing cruise from Buenos Aires (Argentina)... (more)

March 19: Jon Feenstra on his recently completed tour, Ecuador: The Amazon Lowlands

We’re all back from a week in the Ecuadorian Amazon based at the remote,... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.


Our Leaders & Staff

Frank Nicoletti

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Frank Nicoletti grew up in New York State along the Hudson River where he started watching birds at the age of 11. His particular passion was raptors leading him to work at various locations including Cape May and Sandy Hook NJ, Braddock Bay NY and in... (more)

Featured Tour

Guatemala

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Just a three-hour flight from the US, the highlands of Guatemala’s Pacific slope are famous worldwide for two birds: the improbable-looking Pink-headed Warbler and the bizarre and critically endangered Horned Guan. And with an expected split happening soon, one more species will be added to the list of specialties: the only true Guatemalan endemic,... (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.