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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

France: Birding à la Française, 15-25 May 2019, with Fabrice Schmitt and Pierre Defos Du Rau -- France is best known for its food and wine, but it also has wonderful birds!... (more)

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

Nepal, 16-29 March 2019, with Mich Coker and Som GC -- Cut off from the rest of the world for centuries, Nepal remains one of Asia’s... (more)

Cruise: Antarctic Peninsula and Around Cape Horn, Jan 21 - Feb 6 2020, with Steve Howell and Luke Seitz -- Have you dreamed of taking an extended pelagic trip around the tip of southern... (more)

See the complete list of new WINGS tours here.


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

Argentina: The North 15-29 October.

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

Tanzania 3-17 November. One space remains.

Panama: Bocas & Western Highlands 16-25 November. One space remains.

India: Goa 17-29 November.

Brazil Minas Gerais 18-27 November.

Mexico: The Yucatan and Cozumel 2-9 December.

Full list of guaranteed departures with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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The superb Chestnut Thrush is a rare vistor on Jon Dunn’s Thailand: The Northwest.  You can read Jon’s latest tour account here.

Photo: Jon Dunn

From the Field

September 22: Rich Hoyer on his recent tour, Machu Picchu and the Manu-Kosñipata Road.

The numbers, variety, and rarity of birds on this year's tour to Machu Picchu... (more)

September 20: Rich Hoyer on his just-finished tour, Oregon in Late Summer

It’s hard to imagine a more perfect tour than this year's Oregon in Late... (more)

September 4: Jon Dunn on his recently completed tour, Arizona: Second Spring

We experienced a weak monsoon this year and the lack of rain meant warmer than... (more)

August 28: Luke Seitz on his recent cruise to Svalbard

The Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard is superb. Located between Norway and... (more)

August 15: Susan Myers and Greg Greene on their recent scouting trip to Peninsular Malaysa

We just wrapped up an informative scouting trip to Peninsular Malaysia and... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.

Our Leaders & Staff

João Jara

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João Jara was born in Lisbon and studied biology at the Faculdade de Ciências de Lisboa, from where he developed his professional career in the pharmaceutical industry as senior manager and director of various multinational companies. ... (more)

Featured Tour

Minnesota in Winter

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Traveling to Minnesota in the depth of winter may seem to defy reason, but for the birdwatcher, the season and place combine to produce a mouth-watering array of species. Northern owls always inspire the greatest interest; we’ll look for Snowy, Great Gray, and Northern Hawk Owls, and if we’re particularly lucky, we may find a Boreal Owl... (more)

AZ Birding

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