Birding in the Pakaraimas
The diverse landscape of the Pakaraimas is home to a number of avian species. Karasabai Village, located in the heart of the mountains, has been identified as a birding hotspot largely due to the community’s efforts to protect the sun parakeet. The community Guest House and Kezee Eco Lodge here provide a good base to explore the mountains via hiking trails, that award a tryst with birds like the Cinereous Mourner, Finsch’s Euphonia, Reddish Hermit, Rufous-bellied Antwren, Green-tailed and Yellow-billed Jacamar, as well as the star bird – the Sun Parakeet. Karasabai lies only 2.5 hours from Lethem, making it an excellent detour for birders.