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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

Peninsular Malaysia, 19-30 August 2019, with Susan Myers -- About 720 bird species have been recorded in peninsular Malaysia, and a large... (more)

Idaho: Cassia Crossbill and Southern Idaho, 12-20 August 2019, with Jon Dunn and Austin Young -- In 2017 the AOS Checklist Committee concluded that the endemic subspecies of... (more)

Bolivia: Barba Azul Nature Reserve, Sadiri Lodge, and the Apolo Valley, 5-20 October 2018, with Rich Hoyer -- Bolivia is a large country with many ecoregions, and we’ve long wanted... (more)

Colombia: The Chocó, Jul 28 - Aug 9 2019, with Fabrice Schmitt -- The Chocó area of western Colombia and Ecuador encompasses the Pacific... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.

Miscellany

New ‘Birds of Chile’ book from WINGS leaders Steve Howell and Fabrice Schmitt just released!: After a few years collaboration, thousands of pictures, and uncountable... (more)

See all recent Miscellany here.

Guaranteed Tours

Ecuador: Amazon Lowlands 29 July-6 August.

Arizona Second Spring 29 July-9 August. One space remains.

Colombia 20 August-8 September.

Indonesia: The Lesser Sunda Islands 24 August-13 September.

Alaska: Fall Migration at Gambell & the Pribilofs 24 August-1 September, Pribilofs to 7 September.

Australia: Victoria & Tasmania 20 September-7 October.

Madagascar 6-23 September.

Ethiopia: The Roof of Africa 23 October-9 November.

Chile: Tierra del Fuego to the Atacama Desert 29 October-14 November.

Tanzania: Kilimanjaro to the Serengeti 3-17 November. One space remains.

Full list of guaranteed departures with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Black-crowned Barwing is one of the recently discovered Indochinese endemics seen on our tour of Vietnam. Read the account of our latest southeast Asian adventure here.

Photo: Luong Thanh Ha / Vietnam Birding



From the Field

June 4: Gavin Bieber on his recently completed tour, Arizona: Owls and Warblers

Our trip coincided with the first hot week of the year, with temperatures hovering... (more)

May 8: Gavin Bieber on his and Evan Obercian's recently completed tour, Florida: The South, the Keys and the Dry Tortugas

We just wrapped up a fun week exploring south Florida from Fort Myers to Key... (more)

April 27: Rich Hoyer on his recently completed tour, Costa Rica in Spring

Spring came early to Costa Rica, and we experienced (and enjoyed) slightly... (more)

April 20: Gavin Bieber on his just-completed tour, Texas: The Upper Coast

Our tour took place over a week where the weather didn't create conditions... (more)

March 23: Fabrice Schmitt on his and Steve Howell's recently completed cruise, Buenos Aires to Santiago

For the second time this year, we had an amazing cruise from Buenos Aires (Argentina)... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.


Our Leaders & Staff

Jake Mohlmann

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Jake Mohlmann holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Parks and Recreation Management from The Pennsylvania State University, where he was instrumental in forming the university’s first official Student Bird Club. Raised in rural northeast Pennsylvania,... (more)

Featured Tour

Argentina: The South - Pampas, Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego

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Argentina contains a greater variety of habitats than any other South American country. Stretching from the sub-tropical forests around Iguazú Falls to the sub-Antarctic island of Tierra del Fuego, the landscapes are as varied as one could wish, and the birds are similarly diverse. Our tour starts in the pampas southeast of Buenos Aires, home... (more)

AZ Birding

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