Guyana was first visited by Europeans in 1498; its history is punctuated by battles fought and won, possessions lost and regained as the Spanish, French, Dutch and British wrangled for centuries to own the land. At 215,000 km, Guyana is the third-smallest independent state on the mainland of South America (after Uruguay and Suriname). Guyana is only now on the birding map and although having no endemics, it shares a lot of range restricted and difficult to see birds of the Guianan Shield with neighbouring Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil and Venezuela. Guyana is a tropical country with a hot and humid climate. There is good accommodation and the people are extremely friendly. Compared to other South American countries Guyana has the advantage of being an English speaking nation with some influence of the old British colony still to be detected. Birding is exciting, with tropical savannahs where Giant Anteaters roam to gallery forests along rivers, forest islands in the savannas, low foothills true rainforest and nutrient poor varrillal forest.

Text supplied from Manu Birding Tours trip to Guyana - January 2014

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Crested Doradito, Guyana © Alan Lewis

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Guyana - November 21st to December 6th 2009, author Barry Walker (link created September 27, 2011)
(We timed our visit to coincide with one of the worst droughts for decades which made the birding a bit slower than we expected but we still did extremely well despite this and saw a lot of range restricted and seldom seen species. )

Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago - 1 May - 1 June 2017 , author David Milton (added September 26, 2017)
(Rufous Potoo, White-winged Potoo, Rufous-winged ground-cuckoo, Harpy Eagle, Red Siskin, Sun Parakeet)

Guyana - 15th July – 2nd August 2015, author Dick Meijer and Peter van Scheepen (link created October 8, 2015)

Guyana, July - August 2015, author Dick Meijer and Peter van Scheepen (added October 21, 2015)

Suriname - 6th to 16th August 2019, author Dick Meijer (link created November 8, 2019)
(The pristine forests of Zintete and Brownsberg hold many quality species)

Suriname - March 4th to 19th, 2011, author Charles Spagnoli (added June 30, 2011)
(Foengoe Island, Palumeu, Brownsberg, Crimson topaz, Guianan cock-of-the-rock, Zigzag heron, Boat-billed tody-tyrant)

North-central Suriname - 9th - 16th November 2011, author Martin Reid (added December 5, 2011)
(Paramaribo, Peperpot, Weg naar Zee, Airport Savannas, Brownsberg, Rufous Crab Hawk, Blood-colored Woodpecker, Arrowhead Piculet, Green-throated Mango, Glossy-backed Becard, Finsch's Euphonia, Blue-backed Tanager, Capuchinbird, Rufous-throated Antbird, Tuf)

Guyana - October 21st to November 3rd 2012, author Barry Walker (link created December 3, 2012)
(We include 45 range restricted species in this report and in total of around 375 species including 9 species of Cotinga, 13 species of Woodpecker and 29 species of Antbirds.)

Guyana Sep-Oct 2019, author Pritam Baruah (link created December 17, 2019)
(Iwokrama, Atta, Surama, Red Siskin, Sun Parakeet, Rufous-winged Ground-Cuckoo, Crimson Fruitcrow.)

Guyana - January 2012, author Niels Poul Dreyer (link created December 10, 2012)
(We had a grand time on a thee-week trip to remote Guyana in northern South America visiting Iwokrama reserve and Rupununi Savannah )

Suriname - April 23rd - May 1st 2009, author Arjan Dwarshuis (added August 21, 2010)
(Kabalebo, an exciting new lodge in the remote far-west: zigzag heron, crimson topaz, possible new hummingbird genus amazillia)

Guyana - 15th - 27th February 2009, author Dale Herter (added April 9, 2009)
(Iwokrama, Karanambu, Surama, crestless curassow, xenopsaris, pompadour cotinga, blood-colored woodpecker, orange-breasted falcon)

Guyana - January 19th - February 2nd 2014, author Barry Walker (link created April 26, 2014)
(Guyana is only now on the birding map and although having no endemics to the country, it shares a lot of range restricted and difficult to see birds of the Guianan Shield that it shares with neighbouring Surinam, French Guyana, Brazil and Venezuela.)

Guyana - January - February 2014, author Manu Expeditions (link created April 14, 2015)
(Guyana, Blood-colored Woodpecker, Rio Branco Antbird, Red Siskin, Sun Parakeet, Capuchinbird, Grey-winged Trumpeter, Red-and-black Grosbeak.)

Guyana - January - February 2014 , author Manu Expeditions (added April 14, 2015)
(Guyana, Blood-colored Woodpecker, Rio Branco Antbird, Red Siskin, Sun Parakeet, Capuchinbird, Grey-winged Trumpeter, Red-and-black Grosbeak)

Guyana November 2010, author Rockjumper Birding Tours (link created April 11, 2012)

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