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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

Zambia, Nov 27 - Dec 12 2021, with Ethan Kistler -- Zambia is a wonderfully scenic country in the middle... (more)

Lesser Antilles, 6-19 November 2021, with Ryan Chenery -- These 10 stunningly beautiful Caribbean islands form... (more)

India: The North, Feb 27 - Mar 17 2022, with Susan Myers -- India is a mystical and exotic country that for many... (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

Wtih vaccinations underway in several countries, we’re beginning to get excited about running tours again. We have a few mostly domestic U.S. tours getting off the ground in April and May.  For more about our COVID 19 response, click here. To see our 2021 tours, click here. Just because our leaders aren’t currently on tour doesn’t mean they aren’t busy exploring. For our “From the Home” posts, see here.

Guaranteed Tours

Alaska: Majesty of the NorthClassic Alaska; stunning snow-covered peaks rising out of flower-laden tundra and vast glaciers flowing into forest-lined fjords. Two departures: 10-22 June or 13-25 June. Barrow Extension to 26 June & 28 June.

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Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.


A Palawan Frogmouth stares back at us on Susan Myers’ tour of the Philippines.

Photo: Susan Myers



From the Home/From the Field

April 12: Steve Howell on Military Macaws

While birding around northern Jalisco, Mexico, for the past ten days, Steve Howell and Luke Seitz found Military Macaws... (more)

April 6: Steve Howell reports from the quiet Rancho Primavera in West Mexico. 

Feeder Birds. Not everyone is lucky enough to live in Canada or the Northeast US where the winter cold and snow bring chickadees... (more)

March 30: Steve Howell sends another update from San Blas, Mexico.

After 18 days in San Blas, Mexico (our regular tour is only 9 days!), Steve Howell reluctantly dragged himself away. The... (more)

See all recent submissions here.


Our Leaders & Staff

Steve Rooke

Image of Steve Rooke

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

Arizona and Utah - Fall Migration in the Canyonlands

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Our tour will combine breathtaking landscapes with exciting birdwatching, especially in the desert oases. We’ll visit world-renown canyons and monoliths sculpted from the massive Colorado Plateau, including the Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion Canyons, Monument Valley, and the Petrified Forest. We’ll also stop at a number of historic and scenic... (more)

AZ Birding

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