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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)

Borneo - Sarawak Endemics, Jul 26 - Aug 3 2019, with Susan Myers -- Borneo is quite rightly regarded as one of the great storehouses of our planet’s... (more)

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

New Mexico in Winter, 6-13 January 2020 (A New Departure) , with Raymond VanBuskirk -- Riverine cottonwood stands along the Upper Rio Grande River, expansive fields... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.

Miscellany

Peterson Guide to Bird Identification—in 12 Steps: Continuing his publishing streak, Steve Howell has teamed up with... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

Guaranteed Tours

Guatemala 5-19 April. *One space.

Jamaica 6-13 April.

Lesvos 17-25 April.

Georgia and South Carolina 20-26 April.

Oregon in Spring 13 - 24 May.

Mongolia 21 May-5 June.

China: Sichuan 26 May-14 June.

Maine and New Hampshire 14-23 June. *One space.

Full list of guaranteed departures with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Gray Thrasher is a Baja’s endemics found on Rich Hoyer’s tour, Mexico: Baja California’s Cape Region

Photo: Rich Hoyer



From the Field

March 26: Jake Mohlmann, Evan Obercian and Ethan Kistler on their just-completed tour, Nebraska: The Sandhills and the Platte River

We just finished covering 1,000 miles of mostly paved roads through America’s... (more)

March 11: Gavin Bieber on the first of his irregular Outback Australia tours, Southwestern Australia and Northern Queensland 

The first of what will be a series of irregular WINGS outback Australia tours... (more)

March 8: Steve Howell and Fabrice Schmitt on their recent cruise, Around Cape Horn - Santiago, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina

As usual this trip was a great mix of seabirding and landbirding. From huge... (more)

February 23: Jake Mohlmann on his and Evan Obercian's recently concluded tour, Texas: The Rio Grande Valley

Our satiated group after a genuine Texas barbeque feast. We just ended our... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.


Our Leaders & Staff

Rich Hoyer

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Rich Hoyer’s first guiding and teaching experience came when he was a senior in high school when he was asked to teach a birdwatching class to a group of 3rd and 4th graders. Five years later, after showing friends from Germany the amazing natural... (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.

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BIRD LISTS and NARRATIVES

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