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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

Zambia, Nov 27 - Dec 14 2021, with Ethan Kistler -- Zambia is a wonderfully scenic country in the middle... (more)

Lesser Antilles, 6-19 November 2021, with Ryan Chenery -- These 10 stunningly beautiful Caribbean islands form... (more)

India: The North, Feb 27 - Mar 17 2022, with Susan Myers -- India is a mystical and exotic country that for many... (more)

Scotland, 1-7 May 2022, with Rob Sheldon -- The Scottish Highlands are one of the last truly wild... (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.

WINGS Publications

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Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

COVID 19 Updates

With vaccinations underway in many countries, we’re excited to be running tours again. For more about our COVID 19 response, click here. To see our 2021 tours, click here

Guaranteed Tours

Uganda with Brian Finch - Uganda is the jewel in the crown of East Africa, filled with excellent birds such as Shoebill and Green-breasted Pitta and mammal highlights that include Mountain Gorilla and Chimpanzee. Two spaces remain. 20 June-9 July. 

Ecuador: Mindo and the Northwest Andes with Luke Seitz - Superb Andean birding with up to 40 hummingbird species. 2-10 July.

 

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David John Fisher

It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of David Fisher, co-founder and co-owner of Sunbird (sister company to WINGS). David had been battling against a form of lung cancer for over a year which ultimately did not respond to treatment. He died peacefully in his sleep on 22nd May. A full appreciation of David's life will appear on our website soon. See here for a note from Steve Rooke.



From the Home/From the Field

June 8: Ethan Kistler reports from the Upper Midwest

From boreal forests and aspen parkland of Minnesota to the vast grasslands and prairie potholes of North Dakota, the Northwoods... (more)

May 10: Gavin Bieber reports from sunny Florida

After a year-long hiatus due to the pandemic it was fantastic to return to Florida for our 2021 Spring South Florida tour... (more)

April 21: Steve Howell sends a closing report from his month in West Mexico, barely enough time to celebrate the diversity of birds there—around 400 species seen with pretty casual birding!

Arguably top ranked among birds of color is the stunning Rosy Thrush-tanager (a potential split as Mexican Thrush-tanager),... (more)

See all recent submissions here.


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

Costa Rica in October

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With an area somewhat less than 20,000 square miles Costa Rica, is the third-smallest nation in Central America; yet in proportion to the country’s size its avifauna of nearly 900 species is among the richest in the world. It is a modern country, politically stable and generally considered the most democratic in Central America, and it is proud... (more)

AZ Birding

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