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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

Borneo - Sarawak Endemics, Jul 26 - Aug 3 2019, with Susan Myers -- Borneo is quite rightly regarded as one of the great storehouses of our planet’s... (more)

Peninsular Malaysia, 19-30 August 2019, with Susan Myers -- About 720 bird species have been recorded in peninsular Malaysia, and a large... (more)

Nepal, 2-3 March 2020, with Mich Coker and Som GC -- Cut off from the rest of the world for centuries, Nepal remains one of Asia’s... (more)

Cruise: Antarctic Peninsula and Around Cape Horn, Jan 21 - Feb 6 2020, with Steve Howell and Luke Seitz -- Have you dreamed of taking an extended pelagic trip around the southern tip... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.

Miscellany

Peterson Guide to Bird Identification—in 12 Steps: Continuing his publishing streak, Steve Howell has teamed up with... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

Guaranteed Tours

China: Yunnan Province 10-24 March.

Nebraska: The Sandhills and the Platte River 16-21 March. *One space.

Vietnam 16 March-7 April.

Morocco in Spring 23 March-2 April.

Panama Spring 23-29 March. Ext to 3 April.

Bhutan 27 March-13 April *One space.

Jamaica 6-13 April.

Texas: the Upper Coast  11-18 April.

Lesvos 17-25 April.

Georgia and South Carolina April 20 - 26.

Florida: The South, the Keys and the Dry Tortugas 21-28 April.

Georgia The High Caucasus 23-29 April.

Arizona Owls & Warblers  1-9 and 3-11 May. *One space on each.

Oregon in Spring 13 - 24 May.

Iceland 21-30 June. *One space.

Full list of guaranteed departures with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

WINGS Publications

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A Red-necked Stint peers through last year’s dry grass at Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska. You can read about stints and other Asian shorebirds in Jon Dunn’s trip narrative here.

Photo: Gary Rosenberg



From the Field

February 6: Jake Mohlmann on his just-completed tour, Arizona: A Winter Week in the Southeast

In just six days we traversed 1,030 miles of cactus-studded landscapes tallying... (more)

January 16: Steve Howell on his just-completed tour, Mexico: San Blas

Steve Howell reports from the conclusion of another wonderful week in San... (more)

January 14: Rich Hoyer on his recently completed tour, Brazil: The Southeast Atlantic Rainforest

So many endemic birds – either stunningly beautiful or with fascinating... (more)

December 19: Gavin Bieber on his recently concluded tour, Panama: Darién Lowlands

The vast and sparsely populated Darien Province in the far east of the country... (more)

December 16: Steve Howell on his recently completed tour, Mexico: The Yucatan and Cozumel

  It was another wonderful Mexico tour to The Yucatan and Cozumel,... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.


Our Leaders & Staff

Erin Olmstead

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A chance encounter with a pair of Barred Owls got Erin Olmstead hooked on birds almost fifteen 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

Madagascar

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The heaviest bird that ever existed, the Elephant Bird, lived in Madagascar and may actually have survived until only 300 years ago.  The Musée de l’Académie in Antananarivo has the only complete skeleton, but the rest of this great red island is even today so full of strange and wonderful life forms that we’ll soon understand... (more)

AZ Birding

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