Parrot lovers will greatly appreciate the fact that our Guyana trip offers very good chances to see species like Festive Amazon, Orange-winged Amazon, Yellow-crowned Amazon, Caica Parrot, Black-headed Parrot, Painted Parakeet, Golden-winged Parakeet, Red-fan Parrot, and the charismatic Red-shouldered, Scarlet, Blue-and-yellow, and Red-and-green Macaws. In addition we could encounter a number of classic South American species, such as Hoatzin, Jabiru, Long-winged Harrier, Pinnated Bittern, and White-plumed Antbird as well as gems like Scarlet Ibis, Blood-colored Woodpecker, White-bellied Piculet, Rufous Crab Hawk, Waved Woodpecker, Dusky Purpletuft, Ferruginous-backed Antwren, Spangled and Pompadour Cotingas, Black Manakin, Golden-headed Manakin, and Red-and-black Grosbeak.
Guyana probably offers the best opportunity to see all South American Nyctibiidae species in a single trip (except for Common Potoo), with the rare White-winged Potoo, as well as Rufous Potoo, Long-tailed Potoo, and Great Potoo almost taken for granted (no guaranties, of course).
However, for many birdwatchers, especially avid listers, Guyana conjures up the image of two special target species, which of course we will not ignore on our trip: the most-wanted Sun Parakeet and Red Siskin, both Endangered (IUCN). We have specific territories to maximize the chance of finding both species, but it will require lengthy drives through the Guyana savannas and Rupununi grasslands, which are the habitat of Double-striped Thick-knee and Bearded Tachuri, regularly seen on our tours.
Wildlife-viewing on this trip is also very good, putting Guyana wildlife experiences right behind the Pantanal in Brazil and remote Paraguay. Endemic primates such as Guianan Weeper Capuchin, Guiana Spider Monkey, Guianan Bearded Saki, and Guianan Red Howler Monkey could be enjoyed, as well as other outstanding species like Giant Anteater, Giant Otter, Black Caiman, and with luck Puma and Jaguar.
Our trip will take us to explore many of Guyana’s highlights. On our 16-day birding trip we will visit many of Guyana’s highlights including the trip from Georgetown Botanical Gardens to Kaieteur Falls, the vast Guianan savannas with breathtaking sunsets, the Rupununi river with oxbow lakes and the largest concentration of Amazon Water Lilies in the world, the rainforest of the Surama Eco-Lodge, Iwokrama Forest and the fabulous Iwokrama Canopy Walkway of Atta Rainforest Lodge.
Join our experienced local guides and enthusiastic and knowledgeable Birding Ecotours leaders, as we promise you a great experience for both avid birders as well as general nature and wildlife lovers. Guyana is waiting for you!