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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.

WINGS Publications

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The attractive Sagebrush Sparrow is always a crowd-pleaser on the sagebrush flats of Arizona and Utah. Read more about Jake Mohlmann’s tour here.

Photo: Rick Wright



From the Field

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)

May 22: Luke Seitz on his recent tour, Guatemala

Our tour to Guatemala this year was nothing short... (more)

May 13: Luke Seitz on his recent tour, Mexico: Oaxaca and Western Chiapas

Our tour through the varied habitats of western... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.


Our Leaders & Staff

Victor Owusu

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Victor Owusu was born and raised in Eziama in the Western Region of Ghana not far from Ankasa Reserve.  His childhood was spent surrounded by lush upper guinea forest where his love of nature and in particular birds started.  Victor's... (more)

Featured Tour

Indonesia: Sulawesi and Halmahera

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The Indonesian province of Sulawesi, formerly known as the Celebes, is the large, odd-shaped island, variously described as spider or orchid, to the east of Borneo and west of New Guinea. It has the highest number of endemic bird species of any of the Indonesian islands—arguably, more than 70 species are found nowhere else. Additionally, there... (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.