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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

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 Rich Hoyer and Ethan Kistler -- 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.


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.

Guaranteed Tours

Argentina: The South 6-20 January.

Cruise: Around Cape Horn 6-20 February.

Ecuador: Mindo and the Northwest Andes 30 January-7 February. One space.

Ecuador: The East Slope of the Andes 8-15 February.

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

Myanmar 26 January-9 February.

Thailand: The Northwest 6-19 February. 

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

Texas: Rio Grande Valley in Winter 8-17 February. One space.

Guyana 17 February-2 March.

China: Yunnan Province 7-22 March.

Full list of guaranteed departures with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Rufous-headed Pygmy-Tyrant is one of the smallest birds on the very large bird list acquired on Jon Feenstra’s Ecuador: The South tour.

Photo: Rich Hoyer

From the Field

December 11: Gavin Bieber comments on his recent tour to Panama's Darien Lowlands

The vast and sparsely populated Darien Province... (more)

December 9: Paul French on his recently finished tour, Ghana

Ghana represents by far the easiest and most... (more)

December 3: Steve Howell reports from this year’s recently concluded tour, Chile: Tierra del Fuego to the Atacama Desert.

As well as incredible scenery, good food, and... (more)

November 24: Gavin Bieber on week two of his tour, Western Australia and Northern Territory

Our second week covered the tropics of the Top... (more)

November 15: Gavin Bieber on his recently completed first week of our Western Australia and Northern Territory tour

We spent the first week birding around Perth... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.

Our Leaders & Staff

Paul Lehman

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Paul Lehman has traveled extensively throughout virtually every nook and cranny on the continent, and has written many articles and papers on North American bird distribution and identification. Paul grew up in the suburbs of New York City, where he... (more)

Featured Tour

Bolivia: Northern Andes, Madidi National Park, and Barba Azul

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Bolivia is a large country with many ecoregions, and this companion to our classic Bolivia tour allows you to see even more of it and the wonderful birds that call it home. We’ll visit four regions of radically different ecosystems, all farther north than our other tour. Starting with the Lake Titicaca area, we’ll bird its shores then cross... (more)

AZ Birding

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