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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

Uganda: Shoebills to Gorillas, Jun 23 - Jul 8 2018, with Brian Finch and Paul Tamwenya -- Uganda is the jewel in the crown of East Africa, generally recognized as having... (more)

Guatemala, 6-15 April 2018, with Luke Seitz -- Just a three-hour flight from the US, the highlands of Guatemala’s Pacific... (more)

Study in White: Polar Bears and Ivory Gulls of Svalbard, May 29 - Jun 5 2018, with Luke Seitz -- The Norwegian island of Svalbard, or Spitsbergen, is full of spectacular landscapes... (more)

The Solomon Islands, 10-26 September 2018, with Phil Gregory and David Fisher -- The Solomon Islands archipelago stretches from Bougainville, Papua New Guinea,... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.

Miscellany

Guyana 2018 price reduced: Our tour to Guyana in 2018 has experienced a price reduction. There... (more)

Derek Lovitch's newly published guide to birdfinding in Maine: WINGS leader Derek Lovitch is the lead editor of a newly published... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

Upcoming Tours

Upcoming guaranteed departures with limited space.

Ghana with Paul French and Victor Owusu - Covering the white beaches of the Atlantic through dense rainforest to the open savanna of the Sahel, plus highlights like a canopy walkway and Yellow-headed Picathartes. November 14-27.

Panama: Fall at the Canopy Tower with Gavin Bieber - Excellent neotropical birding from a single base: the acclaimed Canopy Tower. One space (shared bathroom) remains. November 12-18.

Panama Darién Lowlands with Gavin Bieber - Excellent birding at a remote but new African-safari-style camp with a number of regional endemics. November 25-December 2.

India: The South and the Andaman Islands with Paul Holt - Rich nature reserves full of endemics and a relaxed, tropical feel make this tour a delight. November 26-December 10 (ext to Dec 16).

Full list of confirmed tours with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Greater Prairie Chickens displaying are a featureof our tour, Nebraska: The Sandhills and the Platte River.

Photo: Jake Mohlmann



From the Field

August 1: Rich Hoyer on his recently completed tour, Brazil: Marvelous Mato Grosso

This year’s Marvelous Mato Grosso tour was amazing. Each of the four... (more)

July 11: Derek Lovitch on his just-completed tour, Maine and New Hampshire

We recorded 157 species, including 19 species of warblers, eight species of... (more)

July 10: Gavin Bieber, Jon Dunn and Jake Mohlmann on the Alaska Majesty Extensions: The Pribilofs and Barrow

The Pribilof Islands were amazingly productive both for the diverse and stunning... (more)

July 5: Gavin Bieber on his and Jake Mohlmann's tour, Alaska: Majesty of the North

A very mild winter coupled with the apparent failure of many Arctic breeders... (more)

June 19: Evan Obercian on his just-concluded tour, Minnesota and North Dakota: North Woods to Prairies

This year’s Minnesota and North Dakota tour was a delight, with lovely... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.


Our Leaders & Staff

Matt Brooks

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A life-long naturalist, Matt Brooks has managed to stay immersed in the outdoors throughout his career. Born in southern New Mexico, he grew up with a love of open spaces, low humidity, desert sunsets, and green chile. After meeting his first Elegant... (more)

Featured Tour

Brazil Northeast: Bahia the Beautiful

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Among Brazilians Bahia is known as a cultural hotspot celebrated for exotic food, mysterious religions and energetic dance forms. But it’s also a natural history wonderland, encompassing nearly all that Brazil has to offer in its unique habitats. From coastal restinga woodland, to interior caatinga, to the moist mata atlântica of the hilly... (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.