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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 24 - Dec 8 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 24 - Mar 14 2021, 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

Birding & Nature Talks by Rich Hoyer: Rich Hoyer is giving a talk via Zoom on birding in Bolivia at... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

COVID 19 Updates

For the safety of our guides and guests we’ve cancelled all tours through late August 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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An odd but stunning couple: a Varied Thrush joins a Pine Grosbeak at a snowy birdfeeder on Minnesota in Winter. You can read about our most recent tour into deep winter here.

Photo: Yann Kolbeinsson



From the Home/From the Field

October 12: Steve Howell continues his local by-foot Big Year into October

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

October 5: Rich Hoyer on his recently-completed tour, Oregon in Late Summer

The Oregon in Late Summer tour was like a breath of fresh air. Well, at least the first half was, and then smoke from forest... (more)

October 4: Steve Howell's recent participation in a Marin County, CA birdathon

With little else to do this fall, Steve Howell recently devoted some time to helping plan and execute a birdathon (trying... (more)

See all recent submissions here.


Our Leaders & Staff

Dick Forsman

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Dick Forsman lives near Helsinki, Finland where he works as a freelance tour leader, author, and ornithological consultant. He is widely regarded as the foremost authority on the identification of Western Palearctic raptors, this backed up by his numerous... (more)

Featured Tour

Central Asia: Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan - Birding the Silk Road

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The Silk Road, Samarkand, and Bukhara—the names conjure up images of fierce Mongol hordes storming out of the east and of dusty camel trains and crowded bazaars where rare jewels and exotic spices were traded by travelers from far-off lands. Stretching from the Caspian Sea to the Tien Shan Mountains, the Central Asian countries of Uzbekistan... (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.