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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

Mexico: Veracruz, Sep 29 - Oct 7 2023, with Steve Howell and Luke Seitz -- Spanning from the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico... (more)

Portugal, 4-17 October 2023, with Helder Cardoso -- Portugal offers a fantastic diversity of habitats... (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

Uganda with Brian Finch - 18 June - 7 July.

Arizona: Second Spring with Jon Dunn - 23 July - 3 August.

Costa Rica in July with Luke Seitz - 18-29 July.

Canary Islands with John Muddeman - 27 July-3 August.

Romania: Birds and Medieval Monasteries with Tudor Blaj - 18-27 August.

Oregon: Birds & Theater with Rich Hoyer, 21 - 27 August

Alaska: Fall Migration at Gambell & Pribilofs with Raymond Vanbuskirk - 1-14 September.

Western Australia & Nothern Territories with Gavin Bieber - 16 Sept-2 Oct. One space remains. 


Madagascar with Brian Finch - 6-24 September.

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Crested Owl often roosts around Sani Lodge on our tour, Ecuador: The Amazon Lowlands.

Photo: Steve N.G. Howell

From the Home/From the Field

May 30: Ed Corey updates from North Carolina 2023

The Pelagics and Pineywoods tour wasn’t able to get offshore due to some unseasonable weather (30-35mph winds and... (more)

May 11: Paul Holt is finally back in the field! A few images from Taiwan

Taiwan Barbet, arguably one of the island’s smartest, was the first of the endemics we saw. Equally vociferous Black-necklaced... (more)

May 2: Luke Seitz reports on our Guatemala tour

Our Guatemala tour in April was simply wonderful, with amazing views of most of the highland specialties and a great bird-filled... (more)

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WINGS Publications

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Our Leaders & Staff

Luke Seitz

Image of Luke Seitz

Luke Seitz’s birding career took off when a brilliant male Scarlet Tanager graced his Connecticut yard when he was only six years old. Birds then became an all-encompassing focus and he hasn’t looked back since. Luke graduated from... (more)

Featured Tour


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Just a three-hour flight from the US, the highlands of Guatemala’s Pacific slope are famous worldwide for two birds: the improbable-looking Pink-headed Warbler and the bizarre and critically endangered Horned Guan. Less well known are the astonishing concentrations of boreal migrants—especially wood warblers—that share these cool... (more)

AZ Birding

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



The following tour bird lists and narratives have been posted recently to the WINGS website.