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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

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)

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 Steve Howell and Luke Seitz -- Have you dreamed of taking an extended pelagic trip around the southern tip... (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

Guyana 23 January-3 February.

Minnesota in Winter 25-30 January

Ecuador: Mindo and the Northwest Andes 31 January-8 February

Colombia: The Santa Marta Mountains 2-10 February *One space.

India: North 11-28 February

Bhutan 27 March-13 April. *One space.

Jamaica 6-13 April

Confirming Soon:

Texas: Rio Grande Valley & Whooping Crane extension February 9-16, ext to 18

Thailand: The Northwest 7-20 February

Thailand: The South 20 February-5 March

Puerto Rico 23 February-1 March. *One space.

Dominican Republic 1-9 March.

Costa Rica in Spring 12-26 March.

Full list of guaranteed departures with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Jerdon’s Minivet is a handsome endemic on Paul Holt’s tour, Myanmar.



From the Field

November 14: Gavin Bieber on the first part of his recently completed tour, Australia: Queensland and New South Wales

We kicked off with a fantastic week around Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands,... (more)

November 12: Luke Seitz on his and Fabrice Schmitt's ongoing tour, Chile: Tierra del Fuego to the Atacama Desert

Fabrice and I are just over halfway finished with our Chile tour, and we’re... (more)

November 7: Gavin Bieber on the second part of his recently completed tour, Australia: Queensland and New South Wales

The second half of our Eastern Australia set of tours kicked off on the idyllic... (more)

October 30: Rich Hoyer on his recently completed tour, Bolivia: Barba Azul Nature Reserve, Sadiri Lodge, and the Apolo Valley

You can’t help but marvel at Bolivia’s diversity when you experience... (more)

October 23: Rich Hoyer on his recent tour, Bolivia: The Chaco, Valle Zone, and Central Andes

The first of our two back-to-back Bolivia tours was a breeze, thanks to wonderful... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.


Our Leaders & Staff

John Yerger

Image of John Yerger

John Yerger has been birding for roughly a quarter-century.  His interest in birds developed into more of an obsession by high school, and led him to pursue a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science at Penn State University.  Along the way... (more)

Featured Tour

Mexico: Baja California's Cape Region

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Connected to North America by a 770-mile peninsula, the Cape Region of Baja California is in some ways a familiar place, with many of the area’s plants and animals also found in California or the Sonoran desert of Arizona and west Mexico. Yet there are obvious differences – differences that have attracted natural historians for decades... (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.