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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

Uganda: Shoebills to Gorillas, Jun 23 - Jul 8 2018, with Brian Finch and Paul Tamwenya -- Uganda is the jewel in the crown of East Africa, generally recognized as having... (more)

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

Study in White: Polar Bears and Ivory Gulls of Svalbard, May 29 - Jun 5 2018, with Luke Seitz -- The Norwegian island of Svalbard, or Spitsbergen, is full of spectacular landscapes... (more)

The Solomon Islands, 10-26 September 2018, with Phil Gregory and David Fisher -- The Solomon Islands archipelago stretches from Bougainville, Papua New Guinea,... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.

Miscellany

Birds of Chile: A Photo Guide soon to be released: Steve Howell and Fabrice Schmitt, both well admired WINGS leaders,... (more)

Guyana 2018 price reduced: Our tour to Guyana in 2018 has experienced a price reduction. There... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

Upcoming Tours

Upcoming guaranteed departures with limited space.

India: North with Paul Holt - From raptor flights over the Taj Mahal to the snows of the Himalayas and from lush green jungles to bird-filled wetlands, this comprehensive Northern India tour has it all. February 12-March 1.

Jamaica with Rich Hoyer - Twenty-seven endemic bird species and a host of Antillean and neotropical specialties, in atmospheric surroundings. Begins March 3

Morocco in Spring with Stephen Menzie - High Atlas and Sahara desert drama. Crimson-winged Finch, Cream-colored Courser, Thick-billed Lark and, we hope, Northern Bald Ibis. March 24-April 3.

Colorado Lekking Grouse with Evan Obercian - Stunning Colorado scenery combined with sought-after birds. A match made in heaven. April 3-13.

Costa Rica in Spring with Rich Hoyer - This spring tour explores the Talamanca Highlands with its Resplendent Quetzals, the Osa Peninsula, the stunning cloud forest at Monteverde, and the Caribbean lowlands. April 4-18.

Full list of guaranteed departures with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Swainson’s Warbler is one of more that 25 species of breeding warblers usually seen on our tour, Maryland and West Virginia: Birding the Civil War.

Photo: Jon Dunn



From the Field

January 21: Steve Howell on his just-completed tour to San Blas on Mexico's west coast

Our tour to San Blas was wonderful; the birding was great, and the weather... (more)

December 13: Gavin Bieber on his recently completed tour, Panama: The Darien Lowlands.

The vast and sparsely populated Darien Province in the far eastern part of... (more)

December 12: Gavin Bieber on his recently completed tour, Panama: Bocas del Toro and the Western Highlands

It’s surely a testament to the diversity of habitats and of birds that... (more)

November 27: Rich Hoyer on his recently-completed tour, Peru: Rainforest Lodges of the Madre de Dios

We had some marvelous experiences on our short tour visiting just two lodges... (more)

November 27: Rich Hoyer on his just-completed tour, Peru: Machu Picchu and the Manu-Kosñipata Road

Breathtaking views of Machu Picchu were just the beginning of this year’s... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.


Our Leaders & Staff

Paul Tamwenya

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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

Pacific Coast Seabird Cruises from Southern California to Vancouver - Albatrosses, Pterodromas, and Seabirding in Comfort

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When major cruise companies reposition their boats from winter to summer cruising schedules, the cost of these staging cruises are often remarkably reasonable.  Recently West Coast birders have used these cruises as a comfortable platform to look for offshore species, including several pterodroma petrels, albatrosses, and storm-petrels. ... (more)

AZ Birding

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