Mahaica and Around

First Steps To Birding In Guyana

Highlights

EXQUISITE BIRDS OF GUYANA

LOCAL LIFE AROUND THE MAHAICA RIVER

HOWLER MONKEYS AND OTHER MAMMALS

The adage “an early bird catches the worm” rings  true for birdwatching tours. Start when the night sky is lighting up during your 50 minutes scenic ride from Georgetown. Along the way, enjoy green fields flanking the road and catch glimpses of villages stirring into action.

Upon arriving at Big Baiboo landing, board a  6-seater aluminium boat and begin your birding experience on the Mahaica River. Within the first five minutes of the tour you are bound to see several Canje pheasants, (Opisthocomus hoazin), the national bird of Guyana.  The Mahaica river is home to a thriving population of these paired-for-life hoatzins, a rare Amazonian bird.

Over 158 species have been counted  in this region. Expect to see the Ring-necked Seedeaters, Fly-catchers, Kingfishers, Yellow Orioles, Rufous, Black Hawks,  Lineated/Crimson-crested Woodpeckers, Kiskadees, Cuckoos, Hummingbirds and Chachalacas to name just a few.

Arriving at the upper section of farmlands  along the river, the banks become more densely wooded and are home to two groups of howler monkeys. If you are lucky you will also see otters frolicking in the water or caimans basking on the river banks. For more information, please contact Mahaica Birding Tours.

Similar Itineraries

Arrowpoint Nature Resort

Lake Mainstay and Around

Surama and Carahaa Landing Experience

Arrowpoint Day Excursion