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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

Eastern South Africa , 9-27 November 2023, with Ethan Kistler -- South Africa has long been considered a prime birding... (more)

The Solomon Islands, 7-25 September 2023, with Ryan Chenery -- The Solomon Islands are one of the few remaining places... (more)

Zambia, 13-26 October 2022, with Ethan Kistler -- Zambia is a wonderfully scenic country in the middle... (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

To view our covid protocol and policies, click here.

Guaranteed Tours

Kenya: Samburu to the Masai Mara with Brian Finch - 10-26 November. Two spaces remain.

Mexico: The Yucatan and Cozumel with Ethan Kistler - 2-10 December. One space remains.

Cruise: New Zealand, the Tasman Sea and Australia with Luke Seitz and Steve Howell - 1-14 December. Two spaces remain

Argentina: The South - the Pampas, Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego with Jake Mohlmann - 5-19 January.

New Zealand, Island Endemics and Seabirds with Brent Stephenson - 4-24 February. One space remains.

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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A Redwing occasionally joins the flocks of wintering American Robins on Newfoundland: Winter Birds. Read about the other avian wonders on Jon Dunn’s latest tour here

Photo: Bruce Mactavish



From the Home/From the Field

September 23: Jake Mohlmann has just completed our always-popular Arizona & Utah tour and reports:

 We just finished up our WINGS tour through northern Arizona and southern Utah, traveling just over 2,000 miles of... (more)

August 31: Rich Hoyer reports from our second Mato Grosso/Cristalino tour in Brazil

Our second Marvelous Mato Grosso tour this summer was in reverse order, so our first six days of birding in the Pantanal... (more)

August 23: Jon Feenstra reprorts from Sani Lodge, Ecuador

We just got back from a fun and successful tour to the lowland Amazon Rainforest of eastern Ecuador. We were based for a... (more)

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Our Leaders & Staff

Brian Finch

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Brian Finch was born in the U.K., virtually popping out into the world with the binoculars already around his neck. During his early teens, while at Battersea Grammar School in London, he joined the Beddington Sewage Farm ringing group. The kindness... (more)

Featured Tour

New Zealand - Island Endemics and Seabirds

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A birding tour to New Zealand is packed full of highlights: albatrosses so close you can count the droplets of water on their feathers, the deafening calls of New Zealand Bellbirds ringing through the forest at dawn, a confiding New Zealand Robin standing guard on a forest path, a Kiwi snuffling through the leaf litter. All of these classic images... (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.