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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

Florida: Winter Birds, 13-21 January 2022, with Gavin Bieber -- While the rest of the country can already be shrouded... (more)

The Solomon Islands, Sep 13 - Oct 2 2022, 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)

Lesser Antilles, 7-21 February 2022, with Ryan Chenery -- These 10 stunningly beautiful Caribbean islands form... (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.

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.

Guaranteed Tours

Florida: Winter Birds with Gavin Bieber - A winter escape full of excellent birds, including wintering migrants, fantastic resident birds, and possiblly exciting rarities from further south. 13-21 January. 

New Mexico in Winter with Raymond Vanbuskirk - Witness one of America’s greatest wildlife spectacles as thousands of geese, ducks, and cranes fill the air against a spectacular desert backdrop. All three rosy-finches add to the allure of this tour. 4-11 February. One space remains.

Namibia with Sean Braine - Dune Lark, Herero Chat, and other southern Africa specialties in a friendly, unique country with great roads, comfortable lodging, and delicious food. 4-17 February.

Senegal with Steve Rooke - An intriguing mix of dry savanna, dry woodlands, and wetlands and a wealth of special birds not easily found elsewhere, such as Golden Nightjar. 6-23 February.

Puerto Rico with Raymond Vanbuskirk - An easy tour with 17 endemics and many Caribbean specialties. 20-26 February.

Hawaii with Gavin Bieber and Mandy Talpas - Tropical, remote, but still within the US and with many endemics and specialties. 16-25 February. One space remains.

CONFIRMING SOON

Dominican Republic with Raymond Vanbuskirk – No fewer than thirty-two endemic bird species, including Palmchat, plus stunning coastline and the highest mountains in the Caribbean. 28 February-8 March. Two spaces remain.

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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White-capped Albatross is just one of many species of tubenose we might encounter on our tour of New Zealand



From the Home/From the Field

November 21: Jon Feenstra reports from southern Ecuador

This was my first time out of the country (or Southern California) since the onset of the pandemic and only my second trip... (more)

October 16: Skye Haas reports from Cape May: 

Cape May, New Jersey is undoubtedly the capital of birding in North America, and WINGS' first visit since 2014 did not disappoint!... (more)

October 11: Rich reports from the Madre de Dios region of Peru. 

The rainforest lodges of Madre de Dios were an abrupt but delightful change of pace from the first Peru tour, where we had... (more)

See all recent submissions here.

WINGS Publications

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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

Arizona: Owls and Warblers

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Southeastern Arizona is one of the great North American birdwatching destinations, particularly during mid-May when birdsong and breeding activity is at its peak. From the rich Sonoran Desert around Tucson, to lush cottonwood riparian habitat near Patagonia, to the cool sycamore-lined canyons in the Huachuca Mountains, to the high-elevation forests... (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.