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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

Panama: Bocas del Toro and the Western Highlands, Nov 17-26, 2017, with Gavin Bieber -- The many mangrove-fringed islands of the Bocas del Toro Archipelago have long attracted those with a... (more)

Peru: Machu Picchu and the Manu-Kosñipata Road, Sep 10-21, 2017, with Rich Hoyer -- The awe-inspiring Incan ruins of Machu Picchu need no introduction, and any birding trip to this region... (more)

The Solomon Islands, Oct 9-25, 2017, with Phil Gregory and David Fisher -- The Solomon Islands archipelago stretches from Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, in a southeasterly arc... (more)

Iran, Apr 11-25, 2017, with Paul French -- Iran, the ancient country once known as Persia, lies between the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf. It’s... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.


Two Recent Book from Susan Myers: Susan Myers has two new publications, a revision of her Birds of... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

Upcoming Tours

Upcoming guaranteed departures with limited space.

Newfoundland: Winter Birds with Jared Clarke - Winter birding from a delightful base. Possible Old World rarities top a delectable mix of alcids, gulls, and boreal forest birds. January 8 - 14.

Argentina: The South - the Pampas, Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego with Jake Mohlmann and Mario Mosqueira - Great birding in some of the most dramatic locations in South America. January 9 - 23.

Guyana with Luke Seitz - One of South America’s best-kept secrets, this country teems with wildlife and many special birds, including Blood-colored Woodpecker and possibly Harpy Eagle. January 24 - February 6.

Mexico: Colima & Jalisco with Steve Howell - Over 40 of Mexico’s endemics plus an amazing variety of wintering birds ranging from pristine Pacific beaches to deliciously cool montane forests. January 28 - February 5.

Full list of confirmed tours with space

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WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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An Indian Pond Heron waits for prey at the great Bharatpur reserve on India: The North - Ranthamb-
hore, Bharatpur, Nainital and Corbett
. You can review the narrative from Paul Holt’s latest tour to fabled India here.

Photo: Paul Holt

From the Field

December 1: Paul Holt on his just-completed tour to Goa, India

Highlights of this year’s 17th tour to the former Portuguese colony of Goa included a good number... (more)

November 28: Paul Holt reports from NW India

We’ve been having a fantastic time here in northwest India. Highlights so far have included hundreds... (more)

November 28: Jon Feenstra reports from his recently completed Southern Ecuador tour.

After birding mostly the eastern slope (Amazon watershed) of southern Ecuador, we’re now in the... (more)

November 21: Steve Howell reports from our Chile tour

Fabrice Schmitt and Steve Howell report from the mid-point of the Chile tour, following some great birding... (more)

November 21: Gavin on his recently completed Australia Queensland and New South Wales tour

Our 2016 Eastern Australia Tour that covers Queensland and coastal New South Wales kicked off with a... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.

Our Leaders & Staff

João Jara

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João Jara was born in Lisbon and studied biology at the Faculdade de Ciências de Lisboa, from where he developed his professional career in the pharmaceutical industry as senior manager and director of various multinational companies. ... (more)

Featured Tour


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Portugal possesses a fine diversity of habitats and birds in a relatively small area.  Within 30 minutes drive from Lisbon city center and its International Airport we find the Tagus Estuary and the Sado Estuary Nature Reserves, two protected wetland areas with extensive bird lists including Greater Flamingo, Glossy Ibis, Squacco and Purple Herons,... (more)

AZ Birding

Coming to southeastern Arizona and want guiding help for just a day or two? Find an excellent guide at AZ-Birding.