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Welcome to WINGS

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)

Guatemala, Apr 6-15, 2018, with Luke Seitz -- Just a three-hour flight from the US, the highlands of Guatemala’s Pacific slope are famous worldwide... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.

Miscellany

Derek Lovitch's newly published guide to birdfinding in Maine: WINGS leader Derek Lovitch is the lead editor of a newly published... (more)

South Africa 2017 pricing reduced!: Our ever-popular tour to South Africa has had a price reduction... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

Upcoming Tours

Upcoming guaranteed departures with limited space.

Seabird Cruise: San Fran to SE Alaska with Paul Lehman – A relaxing West Coast cruise with many exciting species such as Laysan Albatross, Kittlitz’s Murrelet, and perhaps a rarity or three. May 8 - 18.

Hungary Photographic Tour with Stu Elsom - A photographic land of castles, mountains and grasslands, Hungary hosts many sought-after species, including Great Bustard, Eastern Imperial Eagle and Ural Owl. One space remains. May 31 - June 10.

Maryland and West Virginia with Jon Dunn - More than 25 species of warbler at the height of breeding season, plus Civil War history and the scenic Appalachian Mountains. June 18 - 25.

Costa Rica in July with Rich Hoyer - This midsummer tour explores the super diverse Caribbean Slope and the Cerro de La Muerte highlands, rich in regional endemics and the fabled Resplendent Quetzal. July 23 - August 3.

Full list of confirmed tours with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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A Gray-tailed Tattler rests in a pool of snowmelt in the “boneyards” at Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska. You can read about Jon Dunn’s latest tour to this thrilling outpost here.

Photo: Gary Rosenberg



From the Field

April 19: Rich Hoyer on his and Luke Seitz's recently completed tour, Costa Rica

No one could be blamed for choosing Resplendent Quetzal as their favorite bird on the Costa Rica in... (more)

April 14: Will Russell on WINGS' first Cuba tour

The first WINGS Cuba tour under Jon Dunn’s leadership was birdy and fascinating.  We saw... (more)

April 11: Gavin Bieber on his recently completed tour, Puerto Rico

This gem of a Caribbean island, known for its excellent weather (which was wonderfully cool this year),... (more)

April 11: Jake Mohlmann on his recently-completed tour, Nebraska: The Sandhills and the Platte River

Signs of an early spring were apparent as we covered just under 1,000 miles of Nebraska’s (mostly)... (more)

April 11: Steve Howell on his recently completed tour, Mexico: Oaxaca and Western Chiapas

The biogeography of this region is complex, with much still to learn, as we found out. Species ranged... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.


Our Leaders & Staff

Ricardo Clark

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Ricardo Clark is 54, lives in Salta at the foot of the Andes in northern Argentina and is the managing director of Reserva del Huaico, a private reserve protecting cloudforest habitat in San Lorenzo mountains. A graduated Park Ranger with biological... (more)

Featured Tour

Iran

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In the land lying between the Caspian Sea to the north and the Persian Gulf to the south sits Iran, the ancient country once known as Persia.  Now widely regarded as belonging within the Western Palearctic, this is a magical place where one of the world’s oldest civilisations first developed, and one that is blessed with incredibly beautiful... (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.