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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

France: Birding à la Française, 15-25 May 2019, with Fabrice Schmitt and Pierre Defos Du Rau -- France is best known for its food and wine, but it also has wonderful birds!... (more)

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

Nepal, 16-29 March 2019, with Mich Coker and Som GC -- Cut off from the rest of the world for centuries, Nepal remains one of Asia’s... (more)

Cruise: Antarctic Peninsula and Around Cape Horn, Jan 21 - Feb 6 2020, with Luke Seitz and Steve Howell -- Have you dreamed of taking an extended pelagic trip around the tip of southern... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.


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

Argentina: The North 15-29 October.

Tanzania 3-17 November. One space remains.

Panama: Bocas & Western Highlands 16-25 November. One space remains.

India: Goa 17-29 November.

Brazil Minas Gerais 18-27 November.

Mexico: The Yucatan and Cozumel 2-9 December.

Australia: Southwestern Australia & Northern Queensland 12-29 January. Cape York Extension to 2 February. One space remains.

Full list of guaranteed departures with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Looking down on a Collared Aracari on Panama: Spring at the Canopy Tower. You can read the most recent account of this Gavin Bieber tour here.

Photo: Will Russell

From the Field

September 22: Rich Hoyer on his recent tour, Machu Picchu and the Manu-Kosñipata Road.

The numbers, variety, and rarity of birds on this year's tour to Machu Picchu... (more)

September 20: Rich Hoyer on his just-finished tour, Oregon in Late Summer

It’s hard to imagine a more perfect tour than this year's Oregon in Late... (more)

September 4: Jon Dunn on his recently completed tour, Arizona: Second Spring

We experienced a weak monsoon this year and the lack of rain meant warmer than... (more)

August 28: Luke Seitz on his recent cruise to Svalbard

The Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard is superb. Located between Norway and... (more)

August 15: Susan Myers and Greg Greene on their recent scouting trip to Peninsular Malaysa

We just wrapped up an informative scouting trip to Peninsular Malaysia and... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.

Our Leaders & Staff

Matt Brooks

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A life-long naturalist, Matt Brooks has managed to stay immersed in the outdoors throughout his career. Born in southern New Mexico, he grew up with a love of open spaces, low humidity, desert sunsets, and green chile. After meeting his first Elegant... (more)

Featured Tour


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Lying right at the heart of the vast continent of Asia is Mongolia, where nomadic horsemen still ride across windswept steppes, where shamanism and ancient Tibetan Buddhism still flourish, and where, according to legend, lies the last resting place of Chinggis Khaan, leader of the once-great Mongol empire. This exotic country is full of natural wonders... (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.