Overview

Our Comprehensive Guyana birding tour explores some of the last relatively unexplored wildernesses on Earth. The variety of pristine habitats, from lowland rainforests and the cool savannas of Surama Mountain to the waterways of the famed Rupununi and Kaieteur, one of the world’s highest waterfalls, ensures that this magical destination has something to offer every birder. Locations we visit include Iwokrama, Atta and Surama Lodges. Here we search for Guianan Cock-of-the-rock, Sun Parakeet, Capuchinbird, Red Siskin, Rio Branco Antbird, Scarlet Ibis, Guianan Red Cotinga and Harpy Eagle, among many birding highlights that can be anticipated. Mammals form a major emphasis of this tour and we can expect species ranging from the amazing Giant Anteater to Giant River Otter and a good chance for Jaguar.

Tour Facts Top Birds
Sun Parakeet, Red Siskin, Guianan Toucanet, Crimson Fruitcrow, Harpy Eagle, Capuchinbird, Blood-colored Woodpecker, Rufous Crab Hawk, Guianan Red Cotinga, Rio Branco Antbird, Crestless Curassow, Olive-green Tyrannulet, Guianan Puffbird, Red-fan Parrot, Hoatzin, Green Aracari, Sharp-tailed & Scarlet Ibis, Bearded Tachuri, Crested Doradito, White-winged Potoo, Aplomado Falcon, Red-billed Woodcreeper, Grey-winged Trumpeter, Rufous-winged Ground Cuckoo, Spotted Puffbird, White-naped Xenopsaris, Pompadour Cotinga, Red-and-black Grosbeak, Blue-backed Tanager, Fiery-tailed Awlbill, Hoary-throated Spinetail, White-bellied Piculet, Zigzag Heron, White Bellbird, Orange-breasted Falcon, Fiery-shouldered Parakeet, Pale-legged Hornero, Velvet-browed Brilliant, Chestnut-vented Conebill, Roraiman Antwren, Great Elaenia.
Top Mammals
Giant Anteater, Giant River Otter, Jaguar, Colombian Red Howler Monkey, Black Spider Monkey, Capybara, Savanna Fox
Habitats Covered
rainforest, savanna, mangroves and wetlands
Expected Climate
tropical - hot and humid
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader & local birding leaders
Tour Pace & Walking
moderate pace, some longer walks
Accommodation
good to very comfortable
Ease of Birding
typical rainforest birding
Number of Species Expected
475 - 500
Other Attractions
vast and little explored rainforests, Kaieteur Falls, Black & Spectacled Caiman, Emerald Tree Boa
Photographic Opportunities
good
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We enjoyed our tour to Guyana. We were particularly impressed with Lev’s enthusiasm and interest in wildlife in general.

Forrest Rowland, as we suspect you already know, is an outstanding guide. We have traveled with a number of other birding companies and he stands out as superior in all aspects. He is a terrific birding guide... excellent in finding birds on anyone's target list and he is very patient with less hard-core but interested birders in the group. He is well-organized, has infinite energy and enthusiasm and great people skills. You feel well taken care of when on his tour and he respects, helps and educates the local guides. I would highly recommend any tour Forrest is leading.

Forrest Rowland is an outrageously skilled guide (I called him the Eagle-sighted Echolocator). Perfect organisation, perfect local guides, what more could one need? And the birding was better than first class. A perfect 10 on all counts!

I cannot possibly say enough good things about our Rockjumper leader; he did a spectacular job on this tour! His knowledge of the birds of the region is comprehensive, and he was very good about letting us know about their natural history in addition to field marks and ID. He was very enthusiastic and handled everything with unflagging good humor. He made sure we knew what to expect on each excursion and worked really hard to ensure that we all had the best possible chances to see those skulky and exciting forest birds. He would give us good guidance such as, "Strange as it may seem, right now you really want to be watching this piculet rather than that macaw," and seemed remarkably good at keeping in mind who had seen what as we went along. He worked well with a group with varying levels of expertise, and was very patient with those of us struggling to get to grips with an outstanding number of new species. I don't want to leave out our local guide on this tour … [who] was a great asset, very knowledgeable, personable, enthusiastic, and helpful.

Lev Frid did a fine job. He is an excellent spotter, quick with ID's and very good at getting folks on the bird. His enthusiasm was infectious and he has extraordinary knowledge of a wide range of natural history subjects. It's an understatement to say Lev is into snakes ... he's the pied piper of snakes. We saw more snakes in two weeks than all our other trips combined. Lev found them, handled them and explained their natural history ... fascinating.

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