The magnificent Harpy Eagle is one of the most regal and sought-after birds in the world. Not only is it amongst the largest and most impressive of all eagles, but it’s also one of the scarcest and toughest to locate, what with the ever-diminishing availability of suitable Old-growth forest with which to support its hunting requirements. There are, however, still several places where the species is protected and which offer the intrepid birder a reliable chance to witness this glorious predator in the wild. Topmost amongst these are regular nesting sites where adult birds can sometimes be observed bringing sloths, monkeys and other animals to their ever-hungry and rapidly growing chicks. Some of our South America birding tours visit such sites, including the Surama reserve on the edge of Guyana’s massive
rainforests, where this juvenile bird was photographed by Adam Riley during a very successful and enjoyable tour through this verdant country in 2011.
We offer several tours which present the opportunity to view this spectacular Neotropical eagle, but most reliable are our Brazil – Birds & Wildlife of the Pantanal & Cerrado tour (6 to 14 October 2012, 9 days) and Guyana – Birds & Wildlife tour (30 September to 11 October 2012, 12 days), both of which still have spaces available. Please contact the Rockjumper office or visit our website if you would be interested in finding out more information on these highly recommended birding adventures.