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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

Zambia, Nov 27 - Dec 12 2021, with Ethan Kistler -- Zambia is a wonderfully scenic country in the middle... (more)

Portugal in Spring, 19-29 April 2021, with Jon Dunn and Helder Cardoso -- Portugal possesses a fine diversity of habitats and... (more)

Lesser Antilles, 6-19 November 2021, with Ryan Chenery -- These 10 stunningly beautiful Caribbean islands form... (more)

India: The North, Feb 27 - Mar 17 2022, with Susan Myers -- India is a mystical and exotic country that for many... (more)

Scotland, Apr 25 - May 1 2021, with Rob Sheldon -- The Scottish Highlands are one of the last truly wild... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.

Miscellany

Global Birding Event: The Global Birding Event held on 17 October proved to be an amazing... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

COVID 19 Updates

For the safety of our guides and guests we’ve cancelled all tours through January 2021 and are evaluating tours further out as we go forward. For more about our COVID 19 response, click here. To see our 2021 tours, click here. Just because our leaders aren’t currently on tour doesn’t mean they aren’t busy exploring. For our “From the Home” posts, see here. Check back frequently for updates.

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Colorado in April: Lekking Grouse will focus, of course, on the boomers and the strutters, but along the way we’ll see lots of other birds perhaps including Northern Pygmy-Owl.

Photo: Chris Wood



From the Home/From the Field

January 14: Susan Myers shares some amaing images from her time at Bosque del Apache in New Mexico

If you’re a WINGS leader the birding never stops! There isn’t a single day where I’m not birding... (more)

January 11: Steve Howell finishes up his 2020 Bigfoot Year

Steve Howell concludes the saga of his COVID-enforced 2020 Bigfoot Year in his California home town (see previous FTH posts)... (more)

December 14: Steve Howell continues his Big Foot Big Year into October and November

Steve Howell continues the saga of his COVID-enforced Bigfoot Year in Bolinas, California, with a summary of the record-breaking... (more)

See all recent submissions here.


Our Leaders & Staff

Erin Olmstead

Image of Erin Olmstead

A chance encounter with a pair of Barred Owls got Erin Olmstead hooked on birds almost twenty years ago. Since then she has dedicated her career to helping people connect with nature and appreciate the value of biodiversity. Her adventures as an interpretive... (more)

Featured Tour

Georgia in Autumn: Migration Along the Black Sea

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Georgia in autumn is a birding secret that needs sharing. We begin by enjoying the migration at Batumi, a port town nestled in the highly scenic southwest corner of the country between the Black Sea and the Lesser Caucasus. Every autumn along this narrow coastal strip over one million raptors and multitudes of other migrants, including thousands... (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.