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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, 12-23 September 2020, 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.


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.

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The multi-colored Toucan Barbet is a spectacular feature of Ecuador: Mindo and the Northwest Andes.  An account of our most recent tour to the Andean riches of Ecuador is here.

Photo: Jon Feenstra

From the Field

September 17: Susan Myers on her recently completed tour, Borneo: Sabah

As we’ve come to expect over many years,... (more)

August 11: Derek Lovitch on his recently completed tour, Maine and New Hampshire

Covering over 1300 miles in eight full days of... (more)

July 29: Gavin Bieber and Jake Mohlmann on the main section of their recent tour, Alaska: Majesty of the North

Our Alaska Majesty Tour found above average temperatures... (more)

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)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.

Our Leaders & Staff

Stephen Menzie

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Like many of our leaders, Stephen Menzie's interest in birds goes as far back as he can remember. His earliest avian memories are House Sparrows and tits on the feeder that his parents erected outside the living patio window... (more)

Featured Tour

France: Birding à la Française - Birds, Wine and Cheese in Southern France

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France is best known for its food and wine, but it also has wonderful birds! Our tour will mix these ingredients; binoculars will never be very far from the corkscrew, and you will be reading your field guide with a mouthful of local cheese. Our idea is simple. We’ll visit some of the best birding spots in southern France and the island of Corsica,... (more)

AZ Birding

Coming to southeastern Arizona and want guiding help for just a day or two? Find an excellent guide at AZ-Birding.



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