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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

Peninsular Malaysia, 19-30 August 2019, with Susan Myers -- About 720 bird species have been recorded in peninsular Malaysia, and a large... (more)

Idaho: Cassia Crossbill and Southern Idaho, 12-20 August 2019, with Jon Dunn and Austin Young -- In 2017 the AOS Checklist Committee concluded that the endemic subspecies of... (more)

Bolivia: Barba Azul Nature Reserve, Sadiri Lodge, and the Apolo Valley, 5-20 October 2018, with Rich Hoyer -- Bolivia is a large country with many ecoregions, and we’ve long wanted... (more)

Colombia: The Chocó, Jul 28 - Aug 9 2019, with Fabrice Schmitt -- The Chocó area of western Colombia and Ecuador encompasses the Pacific... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.

Miscellany

New ‘Birds of Chile’ book from WINGS leaders Steve Howell and Fabrice Schmitt just released!: After a few years collaboration, thousands of pictures, and uncountable... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

Guaranteed Tours

Colombia 20 August-8 September.

Indonesia: The Lesser Sunda Islands 24 August-13 September.

Alaska: Fall Migration at Gambell & the Pribilofs 24 August-1 September, Pribilofs to 7 September.

Arizona & Utah 4-16 September.

Australia: Victoria & Tasmania 20 September-7 October.

Madagascar 6-23 September.

Chile: Tierra del Fuego to the Atacama Desert 29 October-14 November.

Tanzania: Kilimanjaro to the Serengeti 3-17 November. One space remains.

Paraguay 14 September-1 October.

Bolivia: The Chaco, Valle Zone, and Central Andes 21 September-5 October.

Full list of guaranteed departures with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Southern Red Bishop is a colorful sight on South Africa: The West - The Kalahari to the Cape.  Read Steve Rooke’s account of his latest tour here

Photo: Steve Rooke



From the Field

July 10: Gavin Bieber on his and Jake Mohlmann's recently completed tour, Alaska Majesty

Our Alaska Majesty tour found everywhere below average temperatures and a lingering... (more)

June 26: Luke Seitz on his recently completed tour to Guatemala

Our first Guatemala tour in a number of years had wonderful experiences with... (more)

June 4: Gavin Bieber on his recently completed tour, Arizona: Owls and Warblers

Our trip coincided with the first hot week of the year, with temperatures hovering... (more)

May 8: Gavin Bieber on his and Evan Obercian's recently completed tour, Florida: The South, the Keys and the Dry Tortugas

We just wrapped up a fun week exploring south Florida from Fort Myers to Key... (more)

April 27: Rich Hoyer on his recently completed tour, Costa Rica in Spring

Spring came early to Costa Rica, and we experienced (and enjoyed) slightly... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.


Our Leaders & Staff

Paul Tamwenya

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Paul Tamwenya was born in Eastern Uganda near the foothills of Mount Elgon National Park and grew up accompanying his grandfather, who was a great hunter of birds, small mammals and big rodents, on forays into the natural world near his home. These experiences... (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.