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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

Zambia, Nov 24 - Dec 8 2021, with Ethan Kistler -- Zambia is a wonderfully scenic country in the middle... (more)

Portugal in Spring, 19-29 April 2021, with Jon Dunn and Helder Cardoso -- Portugal possesses a fine diversity of habitats and... (more)

Lesser Antilles, 7-20 February 2021, with Ryan Chenery -- These 10 stunningly beautiful Caribbean islands form... (more)

India: The North, Feb 24 - Mar 14 2021, with Susan Myers -- India is a mystical and exotic country that for many... (more)

Scotland, Apr 25 - May 1 2021, with Rob Sheldon -- The Scottish Highlands are one of the last truly wild... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.

Miscellany

Recent Publication: The Birds of Gambell and St. Lawrence Island: Western Field Ornithologists has recently published Paul Lehman’s... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

COVID 19 Updates

For the safety of our guides and guests we’ve cancelled all tours through the end of July and are evaluating tours further out as we go forward. For more about our COVID 19 response, click here. To see our 2021 tours, click here. Just because our leaders aren’t currently on tour doesn’t mean they aren’t busy exploring. For our “From the Home” posts, see here. Check back frequently for updates.

Guaranteed Tours

Idaho: Cassia Crossbill and Southern Idaho with Austin Young, 9-17 September.

Check back for updates.

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Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.


A Red-shouldered Macaw, one of more than 30 parrots (and 10 macaws) possible on Brazil: The Panatanal and Mato Grosso Rainforest. Our most recent tour account can be found here.

Photo: David Fisher



From the Home/From the Field

June 16: Paul French on his Feb-Mar 2020 tour to Senegal

It's been many years since we did a Senegal tour, and much has changed in the interim. A increase in both local and visiting... (more)

June 10: Susan Myers on her local Cooper's Hawks

Although I’d rather be out working, it’s definitely been rewarding getting out every morning and studying/photographing... (more)

May 27: Stephen Menzie from his non-birdtour life...at a bird observatory,

It’s been a spring of changes for me, and not just for the obvious reasons. In early March, I moved from the UK to... (more)

See all recent submissions here.


Our Leaders & Staff

Paul French

Image of Paul French

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

New Zealand - Island Endemics and Seabirds

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A birding tour to New Zealand is packed full of highlights: albatrosses so close you can count the droplets of water on their feathers, the deafening calls of New Zealand Bellbirds ringing through the forest at dawn, a confiding New Zealand Robin standing guard on a forest path, a Kiwi snuffling through the leaf litter. All of these classic images... (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.