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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.

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

The Solomon Islands, Sep 13 - Oct 2 2022, with Ryan Chenery -- The Solomon Islands are one of the few remaining places... (more)

Zambia, 13-26 October 2022, with Ethan Kistler -- Zambia is a wonderfully scenic country in the middle... (more)

Lesser Antilles, 7-21 February 2022, with Ryan Chenery -- These 10 stunningly beautiful Caribbean islands form... (more)

Scotland, 1-7 May 2022, with Rob Sheldon -- The Scottish Highlands are one of the last truly wild... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.

Miscellany

Global Birding Event: The Global Birding Event held on 17 October proved to be an amazing... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

COVID 19 Updates

With vaccinations underway in many countries, we’re excited to be running tours again. For more about our COVID 19 response, click here.

Guaranteed Tours

Cuba with Jon Dunn - A close-to-home destination with a complicated history, our tour to this island nation targets regional endemic birds while sampling the culture, food, and famous music. 23 March-2 April.

Panama: Spring at the Canopy Tower with Gavin Bieber - Excellent neotropical birding from a single base: the acclaimed Canopy Tower. 28 March-3 April. Canopy Lodge extension to 8 April.

CONFIRMING SOON:

Guatemala with Luke Seitz - Horned Guan, Pink-headed Warbler, and Goldman’s Warbler are among the treasures found in the cool highlands of this Mayan stronghold. 4-14 April. Extension to 18 April.

Florida: The South, the Keys and the Dry Tortugas with Gavin Bieber - On the short list of must-go US birding locales. Northbound migrants plus regional specialties such as Mangrove Cuckoo and Black-whiskered Vireo, usually with a couple rarities thrown in. 24 April-1 May.

Texas: Edwards Plateau & Big Bend with John Yerger - Combines the varied array of eastern and western birds found on the plateau with the stunning mountains and birds of Big Bend National Park. 3-12 May.

Northwest Ohio with Ethan Kistler - A focused tour exploring the “Warbler capital of the World” and the famous Magee Marsh area. 3-9 May.

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Great Rosefinch is one of the high altitude prizes on our tour, Georgia: The High Caucasus



From the Home/From the Field

January 25: Gavin Bieber just finished up a very enjoyable winter Florida tour

We began our winter Florida tour this year in Orlando, which allowed us access to the central and northern parts of the... (more)

January 21: Jake Mohlmann reports from a successful return to Argentina

We just navigated through a hugely successful trip across the southern cone of South America on our latest Argentina expedition... (more)

January 7: Rich Hoyer completed his wonderful Christmas in Oaxaca tour recently.

It can’t have been a surprise that the Red Warbler was mentioned by the most participants as one of their favorite... (more)

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Our Leaders & Staff

Steve Rooke

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Steve Rooke worked for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds as a reserve warden for 13 years before leaving to become a Sunbird staff leader. After leading a great number of tours to various parts of the world, he now spends less time in the... (more)

Featured Tour

Madagascar

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The heaviest bird that ever existed, the Elephant Bird, lived in Madagascar and may actually have survived until only 300 years ago. The Musée de l’Académie in Antananarivo has the only complete skeleton, but the rest of this great red island is even today so full of strange and wonderful life forms that we’ll soon understand... (more)

AZ Birding

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