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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

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.

Miscellany

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

Guatemala with Roland Rumm. 1-11 April with Tikal extension to 16 April. Two spaces remain.

Georgia & South Carolina with Jon Dunn.  14-20 April.  Two spaces remains.

Texas Upper Coast with Jon Feenstra. 18-25 April. One space remains.

Scotland with Rob Sheldon. 25 April-5 May.

Spring Migration in the Midwest with Ethan Kistler.  8-19 May.

Alaska: Gambell in Spring with Jon Dunn & Gavin Bieber. 22-31 May. Plus Nome and Pribs. Two spaces remain.

Mongolia with Paul French. 26 May–12 June.

Brazil: Marvelous Mato Grosso with Rich Hoyer. 18 June-2 July. Iguazu extension to 6 July. Two spaces remain.

 

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Red Bird-of-Paradise is just one, if a very spectacular one, of more than 150 New Guinea endemics possible on our tour, Indonesia: West Papua

Photo: Paul French



From the Field

February 26: Jon Feenstra reports from his recent trip in the Ecuadorian Amazo

We returned from Sani Lodge, deep in the Amazon rainforest of eastern Ecuador. It’s way out beyond any roads and quite... (more)

February 26: Jake Mohlmann has just finished an amazing tour full of rarities in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas

We recently wrapped up another trip through the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. This year’s tour was truly unbelievable... (more)

February 14: Jon Feenstra has just finished an excellent East Slope of the Andes tour in Ecuador

Tour completed and more than 10000 feet of elevation change later, we’re back from birding the Amazon slope of the... (more)

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Our Leaders & Staff

Jared Clarke

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Jared Clarke is a native Newfoundlander who grew up on the northeast coast of the province and was introduced to the outdoors at a very young age by his grandfathers. Always a nature enthusiast, he became interested in birds while working for a local... (more)

Featured Tour

Ecuador: The Amazon Lowlands 2 - A Week at Sani Lodge

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The Amazonian lowlands of eastern Ecuador harbor one of the most diverse avian assemblages in the world, comparable to parts of eastern and southeastern Peru in both richness and beauty. Sani Lodge, two and a half hours by boat down the Napo River from the end of the road at the Amazonian town of Coca, sits on an oxbow lake in the heart of the Amazon... (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.