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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

Borneo - Sarawak Endemics, Jul 26 - Aug 3 2019, with Susan Myers -- Borneo is quite rightly regarded as one of the great storehouses of our planet’s... (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 southern tip... (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

United Arab Emirates 20-27 January

Guyana 23 January-3 February

Minnesota in Winter 25-30 January

Ecuador: Mindo and the Northwest Andes 31 January-8 February

Thailand: The Northwest 7-20 February

Thailand: The South 20 February-5 March

Texas: Rio Grande Valley & Whooping Crane extension February 9-16, ext to 18

India: North 11-28 February

Dominican Republic 1-9 March

Costa Rica in Spring 12-26 March.

Nebraska: The Sandhills and the Platte River 16-21 March 

Bhutan 27 March-13 April *One space.

Jamaica 6-13 April

Confirming Soon:

Vietnam 16 March-7 April.

Panama Spring 23-29 March. Ext to 3 April.

Full list of guaranteed departures with space

Private Tours

WINGS organizes private tours worldwide. Details here.

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Green Bee-eater might entertain us on Susan Myer’s tour of Cambodia

Photo: Susan Myers

From the Field

December 16: Steve Howell on his recently completed tour, Mexico: The Yucatan and Cozumel

  It was another wonderful Mexico tour to The Yucatan and Cozumel,... (more)

December 14: Gavin Bieber on his recently completed tour, Panama: Bocas del Toro and the Western Highlands

It’s testament to the diversity of habitats and birds that exist in this... (more)

December 12: Gavin Bieber on his recently completed tour, Panama: Fall at the Canopy Tower

Our fall 2018 trip was packed with birds and several charismatic mammals. On... (more)

November 28: Luke Seitz on the second part of his and Fabrice Schmitt's tour, Chile: Tierra del Fuego to the Atacama desert

After adjusting to stable dry land once again, we continued our Chilean adventure... (more)

November 26: Jake Mohlmann on his recently completed tour, Northern Argentina: High Andes, the Chaco and Iguazú Falls

We recently completed another successful tour around Northern Argentina and... (more)

See all recent From the Field submissions here.

Our Leaders & Staff

Steve Rooke

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Steve Rooke worked for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds as a reserve warden for 13 years before leaving to become a Sunbird staff leader. After leading a great number of tours to various parts of the world, he now spends less time in the... (more)

Featured Tour

Sri Lanka

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Early travelers romantically named Sri Lanka “the teardrop of India.” Just 270 miles long and 140 miles wide, this small island does indeed look like a tear that has fallen from the face of the subcontinent to become petrified in the Indian Ocean. Having, in reality, risen from the sea millions of years ago and since been subjected to much... (more)

AZ Birding

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