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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)

Borneo - Sarawak Endemics, Jul 26 - Aug 3 2019, with Susan Myers -- Borneo is quite rightly regarded as one of the great storehouses of our planet’s... (more)

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

Senegal, Feb 21 - Mar 6 2020, with Paul French -- Africa’s Sahel region is vast and surprisingly little visited by western... (more)

New Mexico in Winter, 6-13 January 2020 (A New Departure) , with Raymond VanBuskirk -- Riverine cottonwood stands along the Upper Rio Grande River, expansive fields... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.

Miscellany

Peterson Guide to Bird Identification—in 12 Steps: Continuing his publishing streak, Steve Howell has teamed up with... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

Guaranteed Tours

Guatemala April 5-19. *One space.

Jamaica 6-13 April.

Lesvos 17-25 April.

Georgia and South Carolina April 20 - 26.

Oregon in Spring 13 - 24 May.

Mongolia 21 May-5 June 12

China: Sichuan 26 May-14 June.

Full list of guaranteed departures with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Thrushes such as this female Grey-backed Thrush are a feature of China in Winter. Paul Holt’s account of his latest tour is here.

Photo: Blake Matheson



From the Field

March 11: Gavin Bieber on the first of his irregular Outback Australia tours, Southwestern Australia and Northern Queensland 

The first of what will be a series of irregular WINGS outback Australia tours... (more)

March 8: Steve Howell and Fabrice Schmitt on their recent cruise, Around Cape Horn - Santiago, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina

As usual this trip was a great mix of seabirding and landbirding. From huge... (more)

February 23: Jake Mohlmann on his and Evan Obercian's recently concluded tour, Texas: The Rio Grande Valley

Our satiated group after a genuine Texas barbeque feast. We just ended our... (more)

February 21: Jon Feenstra on his recently concluded tour, Ecuador: The East Slope of the Andes

We just finished a short six day tour down the Amazon slope of the Andes in... (more)

February 20: Rich Hoyer on his recently completed tour, Mexico: Oaxaca at Christmastime

This year’s Oaxaca at Christmastime tour was delightful. One day of blustery... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.


Our Leaders & Staff

Gavin Bieber

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Gavin Bieber was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He developed a very early interest in birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles and has steadily pursued these interests while growing up in British Columbia, Virginia Beach, Great Britain and Denmark. Gavin... (more)

Featured Tour

Georgia in Autumn: Migration Along the Black Sea

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Georgia in autumn is a birding secret that needs sharing. We favor beginning on the impressive Javakheti Plateau, a high-altitude area of gorges, farmland, steppe, and lakes populated by raptors possibly including Lammergier and vast numbers of waterbirds, followed by a stretch of the old Silk Road leading into the mighty Lesser Caucasus to search... (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.