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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

Zambia, Nov 24 - Dec 9 2021, with Ethan Kistler -- Zambia is a wonderfully scenic country in the middle... (more)

Portugal in Spring, 19-29 April 2021, with Jon Dunn and Helder Cardoso -- Portugal possesses a fine diversity of habitats and... (more)

Lesser Antilles, 6-19 November 2021, with Ryan Chenery -- These 10 stunningly beautiful Caribbean islands form... (more)

India: The North, Feb 24 - Mar 14 2021, with Susan Myers -- India is a mystical and exotic country that for many... (more)

Scotland, Apr 25 - May 1 2021, with Rob Sheldon -- The Scottish Highlands are one of the last truly wild... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.

Miscellany

Global Birding Event: The Global Birding Event held on 17 October proved to be an amazing... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

COVID 19 Updates

For the safety of our guides and guests we’ve cancelled all tours through the end of 2020 and are evaluating tours further out as we go forward. For more about our COVID 19 response, click here. To see our 2021 tours, click here. Just because our leaders aren’t currently on tour doesn’t mean they aren’t busy exploring. For our “From the Home” posts, see here. Check back frequently for updates.

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Private Tours

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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 Home/From the Field

October 12: Steve Howell continues his local by-foot Big Year into October

Steve Howell continues the saga of his COVID-enforced Bigfoot Year in his hometown of Bolinas, California, with a summary... (more)

October 5: Rich Hoyer on his recently-completed tour, Oregon in Late Summer

The Oregon in Late Summer tour was like a breath of fresh air. Well, at least the first half was, and then smoke from forest... (more)

October 4: Steve Howell's recent participation in a Marin County, CA birdathon

With little else to do this fall, Steve Howell recently devoted some time to helping plan and execute a birdathon (trying... (more)

See all recent submissions here.


Our Leaders & Staff

Paul Lehman

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Paul Lehman has traveled extensively throughout virtually every nook and cranny on the continent, and has written many articles and papers on North American bird distribution and identification. Paul grew up in the suburbs of New York City, where he... (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.