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GUYANA

Saturday 27th September - Sunday 12th October 2014

Eustace Barnes

Guianan Cock-of-the-rock (Eustace Barnes)

Guianan Cock-of-the-rock (Eustace Barnes)

The Guyanan shield offers a tremendous array of spectacular species and nowhere can these be more easily seen than in the magnificent savannas and rainforests of Guyana. This year was proof of that with spectacular views of many rarely seen range restricted species. We kicked off with great views of Red Siskin and continued with Sun Parakeet, Rio Branco Antbird, Hoary-throated Spinetail, nine Agami Herons, a superb Capuchinbird lek, Bearded Tachuri, the rarely seen Crested Doradito, three Blue-backed Tanagers, several Guianan Red Cotingas and extended studies of a magnificent Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock lek. In the Iwokrama Forest reserve we found the rare Crimson Fruitcrow, a calling White-winged Potoo, a large group of Grey-winged Trumpeters, Crimson Topaz, Black-throated Antshrike, a Spotted Antpitta and a magnificent Orange-breasted Falcon at our secret stakeout. On the coast we saw a great variety of species including Blood-coloured Woodpecker, Rufous Crab Hawk and a stunning male Long-winged Harrier.

Long-winged Harrier (Eustace Barnes)

Long-winged Harrier (Eustace Barnes)