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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... (more)

Indonesia: West Papua, Jun 19 - Jul 12 2020, with Susan Myers -- The island of New Guinea is surely one of the most... (more)

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

Angola, 1-19 August 2020, with Michael Mills and David Fisher -- Out of bounds for 30 years due to internal troubles,... (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

Maryland and West Virginia  16-23 June.

Borneo 3-17 August.

Romania: Birds and Medieval Monasteries 15-24 August.

Peninsular Malaysia 19-30 August.

Alaska: Fall Migration at Gambell & the Pribilofs 30 August-7 September; Pribilofs to 12 September.

South Africa 1-15 September. *One space

Madagascar 5-22 September.

Full list of guaranteed departures with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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India Pitta is one of the hoped for prizes on India: Goa .  You can read the most recent narrative from this Paul Holt tour here

Photo: Paul Holt



From the Field

May 22: Luke Seitz on his recent tour, Guatemala

Our tour to Guatemala this year was nothing short... (more)

May 13: Luke Seitz on his recent tour, Mexico: Oaxaca and Western Chiapas

Our tour through the varied habitats of western... (more)

May 2: Gavin Bieber and Evan Obercian on their recent tour, Florida: The South, the Keys and the Dry Tortugas

We started with a day in the dry pine forests... (more)

April 21: Gavin Bieber on his recent tour, Panama: Spring at the Canopy Tower

It is always a pleasure to return to the Canopy... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.


Our Leaders & Staff

Paul Tamwenya

Image of Paul Tamwenya

Paul Tamwenya was born in Eastern Uganda near the foothills of Mount Elgon National Park and grew up accompanying his grandfather, who was a great hunter of birds, small mammals and big rodents, on forays into the natural world near his home. These experiences... (more)

Featured Tour

Argentina: The North - High Andes, the Chaco and IguazĂș Falls

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Northern Argentina combines the best of our previous short tours to this bird-rich country—the High Andes in the northwest and Iguazú Falls in the northeast—and adds a visit to the dry chaco in the lowlands, home to a group of very special birds. We’ll pass through spectacular scenery such as Humahuaca Canyon in the northwest,... (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.