Birds

Experts like the Guyana Amazon Tropical Birding Society contend that there are more than 910 bird species in Guyana. Others like the Smithsonian Institute cite 820 plus species. We feel the quality of the birding is what is most important. Many rare and endemic species can more easily be seen here in Guyana than other neighbouring countries. These include species like the Rio Branco Antbird, Hoary-throated Spinetail, Crested Doradito, Bearded Tachuri, Red Siskin, Sun Parakeet, Harpy Eagle and Crested Eagle. The Cock-of-the-rock, toucan, Screaming Piha and the Hoatzin – Guyana’s national bird – often top the list of birdwatchers as well. The accessibility is epitomised by Georgetown where there are more than 200 species alone. It is no wonder that Guyana is considered by hardcore birders as one of the best birdwatching destinations in the world. Read more here.