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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

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

Oregon: Birds & Theater, 21-27 August 2020, with Ethan Kistler and Rich Hoyer -- The Oregon Shakespeare Festival began as a three-day... (more)

Scotland, Apr 26 - May 2 2020, with Stephen Menzie -- The Scottish Highlands are one of the last truly wild... (more)

Northwest Ohio: Spring Migration, 3-9 May 2020, with Ethan Kistler -- Branded as the “Warbler Capital of the World”,... (more)

Honduras, 9-17 April 2021, with Steve Howell -- Honduras is one of the least-known countries in the... (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)

Just released: American Birding Association’s Field Guide to Birds of Ohio by Ethan Kistler: WINGS leader Ethan Kistler just had released his book, the ABA’s... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

Guaranteed Tours

Ecuador: Amazon Lowlands 16-25 February. One space. 

Thailand: The South 19 February-3 March. One space.

China: Yunnan Province 7-22 March.

Belize 14-24 March.

Jamaica 14-22 March.

Nepal 16-29 March.

Costa Rica in Spring 17-31 March.

Colorado Lekking Grouse 3-13 April.

Philippines 5-20 April.

Texas: the Upper Coast 9-16 April. One space.

Full list of guaranteed departures with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

WINGS Publications

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Wrybill is wonderful endemic on our tour of New Zealand



From the Field

January 19: Jared Clarke on his recently concluded winter tour in Newfoundland

Our popular “Newfoundland in Winter”... (more)

January 16: Steve Howell on his recently completed Mexican tour to San Blas

As always, the birds kept us busy, but in a relaxed... (more)

January 7: Gavin Bieber on his recently completed tour, Australia: Queensland and New South Wales

Our Eastern Australia Tour kicked off with a... (more)

December 20: Rich Hoyer on his recently concluded tour, Brazil: Minas Gerais

It’s hard to imagine a long week of birding... (more)

December 13: Gavin Bieber on his recent tour, Panama: Bocas del Toro and the Western Highlands.

It’s surely a testament to the diversity... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.


Our Leaders & Staff

Jon Dunn

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Jon Dunn has lived much of his life in California, where he became a birder at age eight, an event triggered, he says, by the life-altering appearance of a bright male Hooded Oriole in his garden. Jon has extensive knowledge of the identification and... (more)

Featured Tour

Guatemala

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Just a three-hour flight from the US, the highlands of Guatemala’s Pacific slope are famous worldwide for holding a host of regional endemics. The improbable-looking Pink-headed Warbler might top the list, but it’s hardly outdone by other gems like Blue-throated Motmot, Blue-and-white Mockingbird, and Wine-throated Hummingbird. With an... (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.