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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.

Booking from the UK

If you are from the United Kingdom, we appreciate that you may have some questions about the whole process from contacting the WINGS office, to booking, payment, flights, and joining the tour. Click here for detailed information on these points.

What's New

South Africa: The East, 9-27 November 2023, with Ethan Kistler and Steve Rooke -- South Africa has long been considered a prime birding... (more)

The Solomon Islands, 1-19 October 2024, with Ryan Chenery -- The Solomon Islands are one of the few remaining places... (more)

Zambia, Nov 26 - Dec 26 2023, with Ethan Kistler -- Zambia is a wonderfully scenic country in the middle... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.


Susan Myers has a new book out about bird names: Listen to a podcast interview with Susan on the ABA website here... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

COVID 19 Updates

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Guaranteed Tours

Florida: The South, the Keys and the Dry Tortugas with Ethan Kistler - 23 - 30 April. One space remains. 

Migration in the Midwest with Jon Dunn – 10 - 21 May. One space remains.

Borneo: Sabah with Susan Myers - 13 - 27 May

Oregon in Spring with Rich Hoyer - 8 - 29 May

North Carolina: Pelagics & Pineywoods with Skye Haas - 24 - 31 May

Minnesota and North Dakota with Ethan Kistler - 26 May - 3 June.

Borneo: Sarawak Endemics with Susan Myers - 29 May - 6 June

France: Birding à la Française with Fabrice Schmitt - Two departures in May. One space remains on each.

Central Asia with Steve Rooke - 9-25 May.

Alaska Gambell in Spring with Jon Dunn and Gavin Bieber - 25 May-3 June (extensions to 8 June). One space remains (in shared room).

Alaska Majesty of the North with Jake Mohlmann and Raymond Vanbuskirk - 11-23 June (plus extensions). Two spaces remain.

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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The winsome and acrobatic Jamaican Oriole is one of some 27 endemic species on the island—all of them tallied on Rich Hoyer’s latest tour to this Caribbean paradise.

Photo: Rich Hoyer

From the Home/From the Field

March 11: Jake Mohlmann reports from Hawaii

We just wrapped up an 8-day adventure in the North Pacific on the spring WINGS Hawaii tour. The species count was impressive,... (more)

March 7: Steve Howell Reports from Honduras

Steve Howell reports from the conclusion of another great tour to Honduras, a perfect winter getaway to sun and wonderful... (more)

February 23: Jake Mohlmann reports from South Texas

We had an amazing group of people traveling through the southern tip of Texas this year. This tour highlights Lower Rio... (more)

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Our Leaders & Staff

James Wolstencroft

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A native of the UK, James Wolstencroft made his first East African safari in 1976 while he was a student at Cambridge; before that, his pursuit of birds had already taken him around Europe, across North America, through Russia, and to Turkey, Iran,... (more)

Featured Tour

Ecuador: The Amazon Lowlands 2 - A Week at Sani Lodge / August

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The Amazonian lowlands of eastern Ecuador harbor one of the most diverse avian assemblages in the world, comparable to parts of eastern and southeastern Peru in both richness and beauty. Sani Lodge, two and a half hours by boat down the Napo River from the end of the road at the Amazonian town of Coca, sits on an oxbow lake in the heart of the Amazon... (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.