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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

Lesser Antilles, 7-20 February 2021, with Ryan Chenery -- These 10 stunningly beautiful Caribbean islands form... (more)

Oregon: Birds & Theater, 21-27 August 2020, with Rich Hoyer and Ethan Kistler -- The Oregon Shakespeare Festival began as a three-day... (more)

Scotland, Apr 26 - May 2 2020, with Stephen Menzie -- The Scottish Highlands are one of the last truly wild... (more)

Northwest Ohio: Spring Migration, 3-9 May 2020, with Ethan Kistler -- Branded as the “Warbler Capital of the World”,... (more)

Honduras, 9-17 April 2021, with Steve Howell -- Honduras is one of the least-known countries in the... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.


Upcoming Publication: The Birds of Gambell and St. Lawrence Island: Western Field Ornithologists is publishing Paul Lehman’s book,... (more)

Just released: Oceanic Birds of the World: A Photo Guide by Steve Howell and Kirk Zufelt : It’s here! Advance copies of Steve Howell and Kirk Zufelt’s... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

Guaranteed Tours

Argentina: The South 6-20 January.

Arizona: A Winter Week 25 January-1 February. One space. 

Cruise: Around Cape Horn 6-20 February.

Ecuador: Mindo and the Northwest Andes 30 January-7 February. One space.

Ecuador: The East Slope of the Andes 8-15 February.

Ecuador: Amazon Lowlands 16-25 February. One space. 

Myanmar 26 January-9 February.

Thailand: The Northwest 6-19 February. 

Thailand: The South 19 February-3 March. One space.

Texas: Rio Grande Valley in Winter 8-17 February. One space.

Guyana 17 February-2 March.

China: Yunnan Province 7-22 March.

Full list of guaranteed departures with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Stresemann’s Rosefinch is attractive summer resident on our tour, China: Lhasa and the Tibetan Plateau.

Photo: Paul Holt

From the Field

December 9: Paul French on his recently finished tour, Ghana

Ghana represents by far the easiest and most... (more)

December 3: Steve Howell reports from this year’s recently concluded tour, Chile: Tierra del Fuego to the Atacama Desert.

As well as incredible scenery, good food, and... (more)

November 24: Gavin Bieber on week two of his tour, Western Australia and Northern Territory

Our second week covered the tropics of the Top... (more)

November 15: Gavin Bieber on his recently completed first week of our Western Australia and Northern Territory tour

We spent the first week birding around Perth... (more)

November 11: Jake Mohlmann on his recently completed tour, Argentina: The North - High Andes, the Chaco and Iguazú Falls

On our recently finished tour through some of... (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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Guyana is a neglected jewel of Neotropical birding. Long overshadowed by its better-known neighbors to the west and the south, this English-speaking country on the northeast coast of South America includes vast expanses of unbroken forest among its wide range of habitats. The country sits just north of the equator so the sun rises relatively late,... (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.