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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 -- 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.


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 April 5-19. *One space.

Jamaica 6-13 April.

Lesvos 17-25 April.

Georgia and South Carolina April 20 - 26.

Oregon in Spring 13 - 24 May.

Mongolia 21 May-5 June 12

China: Sichuan 26 May-14 June.

Full list of guaranteed departures with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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A Buff-breasted Flycatcher looks for food on Southeastern Arizona in July, closely followed by one of its young. You can review Jon Dunn’s account of his latest monsoon-season tour to alluring canyons of southeastern Arizona here.

Photo: Jon Dunn

From the Field

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)

February 21: Jon Feenstra on his recently concluded tour, Ecuador: The East Slope of the Andes

We just finished a short six day tour down the Amazon slope of the Andes in... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.

Our Leaders & Staff

Raymond VanBuskirk

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Raymond L. VanBuskirk's love for the natural world was born in the pine forests of the Land of Enchantment. He is a New Mexico native and has spent the first 28 years of his life following his dream of creating a career around birding. Raymond co-owns... (more)

Featured Tour

Romania: Birds and Medieval Monasteries

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The remote province of Bucovinain the north of Moldaviais a land in a time warp. Far from the rush of the 21st century, White Storks follow black-clad nuns as they scythe hay while Black Redstarts sing from nearby monastery rooftops. These beautiful monasteries, founded in the 16th century, are remarkable enough to distract the most ardent of birdwatchers... (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.