Bird watching in Guyana

Guyana offers more than 800 species of birds from 72 families with the likelihood of species yet to be discovered.

80% of Guyana is covered by tropical rainforest, mostly on white sand. Its birdwatching attractions are many, including Harpy Eagle, toucans, parrots, macaws, hummingbirds, trogons, jacamars, tanagers, woodpeckers, antbirds, tinamous, curassows, guans, chachalacas and trumpeters.

The normally dry savannas are home to raptors, quail, finches, tanagers and flycatchers and when seasonally flooded (usually between June and August) storks, ibises, ducks and other waterfowl are also present.

Although Guyana has no known endemics, many birds sought after by neotropical birdwatchers can be found, including Blood-coloured Woodpecker, Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock, Toco Toucan, Crimson Fruitcrow, Caica Parrot, Little Shearwater, Little Chachalaca, Sun Parakeet, Red-shouldered Macaw, Scarlet Macaw, Roraima Screech-Owl, Scissor-tailed Nightjar, Racket-tailed Coquette, Green Araçari, Black-spotted Barbet, Guianan Piculet, Ferruginous-backed Antbird, Rio Branco Antbird, Guianan Streaked Antwren, Olive-green Tyrannulet, Guianan Red Cotinga, Crimson-hooded Manakin, Cayenne Jay, Finsch's Euphonia, and Rose-breasted Chat Warbler.

Travel in Guyana can be arduous, good local birdwatching guides are few in number and limited in their experience, and lodgings are often very basic (though usually with private facilities), but the birdwatching rewards can be great.

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