We are a collective of friends, scientists, artists, writers, and concerned citizens exploring the natural world.  Wingtrip stands for much but mainly encompasses passion for exploration of the world around us.  Not only do we thirst for travel and adventure, but we seek to help enlighten others through our words and images.  We’ve only got one planet and much of it is in a desperate way – our goal is to help conservation efforts by inspiring our readers and by sharing our adventures and thoughts.  This is done not only through focusing on nature only but also highlighting human involvement and social changes happening and necessary for a better world.  If we don’t care of ourselves how can we take care of anything else?


It doesn’t hurt to have some fun along the way as well!  There’s so much to see and explore!

Contact Us

The Crew


Brendan McGarry, Editor, Main Contributor, and Curator

A graduate of the  Evergreen State College with a B.S. in Zoology and Animal Behavior, a  life long birder and artist, Brendan  aspires to write and photograph his way around the world for a living. Wingtrip is his brainchild. A Nikon Pro-Staff Birder and naturalist guide, Brendan contributes to various websites, and teaches about birds, nature, and photography. When he isn’t doing the above, he’s likely baking bread  or brewing beer, drawing, or reading a good book.  Visit his eclectic photostream on Flickr or his website, www.brendanmcgarry.com.

Simone Lupson-Cook, Contributor

260039_2169660445508_3102256_nSimone likes birds. And plants.  And just about anything revolving around the natural world.  After graduating from the Evergreen State College she has chosen a path that involves falconry, field work, and going crazy in her house in Seattle which happens to be full of parrots, hawks, dogs, grandmothers, and whatever animals she is rehabbing.  They call it the nut house but that nut is going to sprout into something quite incredible.  Simone is a master falconer, a passion that has taken her on many a crazy adventure.


  1. Really nice blog guys – well-written, great photos, and a message I can really relate to: conservation and fun! I’ve bookmarked you and look forward to coming back regularly. Cheers. Charlie.

  2. Ryan

    Site looks pretty good, I feel sheepish for only discovering it now. Looks like you might want to update your “crew”, as a proper crew would include more than just you Brendan! Hope you really can write and photograph your way around the world as that would be a wonderful place to live.

  3. chris

    Simone you are incredible. Your adventures with Wingtrip are wonderful. Get out there and do the work we all wish we could be doing. Let me express the gratitude of all the wildlife, that there are people like you. Great blog and really great pictures. I love it. from chris at Sarvey.

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