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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.

Booking from the UK

If you are from the United Kingdom, we appreciate that you may have some questions about the whole process from contacting the WINGS office, to booking, payment, flights, and joining the tour. Click here for detailed information on these points.

What's New

Mongolia: The Eastern Steppes, 17-26 May 2024, with Paul French -- We offer a unique itinerary to the far east of Mongolia,... (more)

Alaska: The Pribilofs and Utqiagvik (Barrow) in Fall, Sep 29 - Oct 7 2024, with Raymond VanBuskirk -- Alaska’s Pribilof Islands lie in the Bering... (more)

Poland in Spring, 19-26 May 2024, with Stephen Menzie -- Birding in Eastern Poland in late May is magical.... (more)

Colombia: Central, Jun 28 - Jul 8 2024, with Fabrice Schmitt -- Hummingbirds galore plus sparkling tanagers, elusive antpittas and even Mountain-Toucan, all while enjoying a cup of Colombian coffee! (more)

Trinidad and Tobago, 17-27 July 2024, with Ethan Kistler -- Lying just off the coast of Venezuela, the island... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.


Remembering David Fisher: It’s been almost two years since we lost David Fisher, world... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

Health Protocols

To view our health policies, click here.

Guaranteed Tours

Minnesota in Winter with Frank Nicoletti. 18-23 January. One space remains.

Arizona: A Winter Week in the Southeast with Jake Mohlmann. 26 January-2 February. One space remains.

New Mexico in Winter with Raymond VanBuskirk.  2-10 February. 

Thailand: The Northwest with Jon Dunn. 5-19 February.

Ecuador: The East Slope of the Andes with Jon Feenstra - 6-14 February. Two spaces remaining.

Ecuador Amazon Lowlands (Feb) with Jon Feenstra. 15-24 February.

Mexico: San Blas - Mangroves and Forests with Steve Howell. 5-13 February. One space remains.

Texas: Rio Grande in Winter with Jake Mohlmann. 8-17 February. One space remains.

India: The North with Susan Myers. 9-27 February. One space remains.

Sri Lanka with Deepal Warakagoda. 11-26 February.

Mexico: Oaxaca and Western Chiapas with Luke Seitz. 27 February-9 March. One space remains.


Dominican Republic with Raymond Vanbuskirk. 24 February-3 March.

Bhutan with Paul Holt - 27 March-13 April.

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Altamira Oriole is always a bright moment on our tour, Texas: The Lower Rio Grande Valley

Photo: Gavin Bieber

From the Field

December 4: Rich Hoyer recently returned from a wonderful tour in Bahia, Brazil

The Bahia, Brazil tour went beautifully this year, with great birds, fabulous scenery, amazing wildlife, and a very harmonious... (more)

November 16: Southern Ecuador with Jon Feenstra

We are all home now after nearly two and a half weeks of birding the remote rainforests, cloudforests, deserts, paramo,... (more)

November 2: Ethan has just completed a fantastic tour to Ghana

Ghana ranks high on the list of African birding destinations thanks to a combination of having good infrastructure, excellent... (more)

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Our Leaders & Staff

Fabrice Schmitt

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Fabrice Schmitt was born in the east of France (Alsace), where he began to bird at the age of 12. After birding intensively and extensively in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, he fell in love with Neotropical birds during his first trip in Peru in... (more)

Featured Tour

Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico, once a Spanish colony and now a U.S. territory and popular holiday destination provides a perfect and easy week-long getaway for the visiting birder. With an excellent road system providing convenient access to its many forest reserves, Puerto Rico offers some of the easiest and most enjoyable birdwatching in the Caribbean. On our tour... (more)

AZ Birding

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