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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, Jan 23 - Feb 5 2022, 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

California: The South with Jon Dunn and Jon Feenstra - A short tour for a suite of unique birds, timed for peak migration. One space remains. 8-18 September.

Arizona and Utah with Jake Mohlmann - Breathtaking southwestern landscapes and exciting birdwatching. 7-19 September.

Peru: Machu Picchu and the Manu-Kosñipata Road with Rich Hoyer. Exciting birding from the awe-inspiring ruins of Machu Picchu into the eastern foothill rainforests of Manu Biosphere Reserve. 16-27 September.

Peru: Rainforest Lodges of the Madre de Dios with Rich Hoyer. A two-lodge tour set in the heart of the Madre de Dios river system in southeastern Peru. 27 September-8 October.

Costa Rica in October with Luke Seitz. Explore the Talamanca Highlands with its Resplendent Quetzals, the Osa Peninsula, the stunning cloud forest at Monteverde, and the Caribbean lowlands. 15-29 October.

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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

July 28: Jon Dunn reports from his recent Birding the Civil War tour to Maryland and West Virginia:

Our trip in mid-June to Maryland and West Virginia experienced delightful and unseasonal cool temperatures. The heavy rains... (more)

July 13: Jake Mohlmann reports at the end of a cracking good Alaska tour

We recently wrapped up the second of two Alaska Majesty tours where inclement weather largely missed us, exciting birds... (more)

June 22: Skye Haas has an update from his recent North Carolina tour

Shazam! WINGS just wrapped up an amazing run to coastal North Carolina for our 2021 Pelagics and Pineywoods tour. Highlighted... (more)

See all recent submissions here.


Our Leaders & Staff

Wang Qingyu

Image of Wang Qingyu

Wang Qingyu was born in Xining, capital of Qinghai Province, the northern part of the Tibetan Plateau, and now lives in Beijing with her daughter. Qingyu worked in the travel industry for almost 20 years and has operated her own company since 2001. She... (more)

Featured Tour

Hawaii: Rainbow of Birds

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It might be the 50th state, but birding Hawai‘i feels like a world away. Without vagrancy, no remote islands would have land birds. Here, on one of the world’s most remote archipelagos, the chance arrival of far-flung waifs—a finch, a solitaire, and a monarch flycatcher—led to mind-blowing adaptive radiation that resulted... (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.