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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.

Guaranteed Tours

Indonesia: The Lesser Sunda Islands 24 August-13 September.

Arizona and Utah with Jake Mohlmann - Breathtaking southwestern landscapes and exciting birdwatching. One space remains. September 4 - 16.

Paraguay 14 September-1 October.

Australia: Victoria & Tasmania 20 September-7 October.

Bolivia: The Chaco, Valle Zone, and Central Andes 21 September-5 October.

Argentina: The North 15-29 October.

Chile: Tierra del Fuego to the Atacama Desert 29 October-14 November. One space remains.

Tanzania with James Wolstencroft. 3-17 November. One space remains.

Panama Darién Lowlands 24 November-1 December. One tent remains.

Full list of guaranteed departures with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Greater Prairie Chickens displaying are a feature of our tour, Nebraska: The Sandhills and the Platte River.

Photo: Jake Mohlmann



From the Field

August 15: Susan Myers and Greg Greene on their recent scouting trip to Peninsular Malaysa

We just wrapped up an informative scouting trip to Peninsular Malaysia and... (more)

July 10: Gavin Bieber on his and Jake Mohlmann's recently completed tour, Alaska Majesty

Our Alaska Majesty tour found everywhere below average temperatures and a lingering... (more)

June 26: Luke Seitz on his recently completed tour to Guatemala

Our first Guatemala tour in a number of years had wonderful experiences with... (more)

June 4: Gavin Bieber on his recently completed tour, Arizona: Owls and Warblers

Our trip coincided with the first hot week of the year, with temperatures hovering... (more)

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)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.


Our Leaders & Staff

Emin Yoğurtçuoğlu

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A Turkish birder who lives in the heart of Istanbul, Emin Yoğurtçuoğlu is one of the country’s most enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and enjoyable birding guides. Fluent in English and a qualified wildlife specialist, Emin has led and participated... (more)

Featured Tour

Trinidad and Tobago

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Trinidad and Tobago, the beautiful, mountainous green islands off South America’s northeast coast, are widely celebrated among birdwatchers, for whom they have an enduring and particular appeal. Nowhere, it seems, are tropical birds more accessible and more easily studied, and nowhere is there a place more ideally suited than the Asa Wright Nature... (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.