Guided by Nick Athanas. This was a custom tour, but with a similar itinerary to our set-departure tour.
We had superb and very fun 15 day custom tour in the small South American nation of Guyana, visiting the coastal zone, the southwestern savannas, and the vast, primeval rainforest that covers most of the country. After some birding near the capital, Georgetown, we flew to the Southwest, where we made a special effort to see some extremely endangered and localized species, Red Siskin, Sun Parakeet, Hoary-throated Spinetail, and Rio Branco Antbird, eventually having great views of all of them. From there, we spent most of the rest of the trip in several different ecolodges in the forest where every day brought a different set of unforgettable birds, including nice species of cotingas, 26 antbirds, three different Harpy Eagles, a Spotted Antpitta, the rare White-winged Potoo, and both Black and Crestless Curassows. While our tour was designed around seeing certain targets, we also enjoyed great views of many other more common and widespread birds along the way, seeing around 360 birds during the trip. Our upcoming Guyana tours will have a similar itinerary. Click the link below to view the full trip report and trip list.
Tropical Birding Guyana Trip Report (3 MB file).