Birding Suriname and Brownsberg

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For these stunning birds are not easily found outside of the Guianas which includes Suriname, Guyana and French Guiana. The Nikon’s BATV crew flew in to Paramaribo where we were graciously hosted at the luxurious Hotel Krasnapolsky for a night so that we could experience the culture and fun of the capital city. We had a fantastic experience watching these little toucanets.

Best Bird of the Year 2011

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I photographed this Guianan Cock-of-the-rock at a lek site near Surama, deep in the rainforest zone of Guyana, and my incredible experience with Andean Cock-of-the-rocks was at a display lek on the edge of the town of Jardin, in the coffee-belt of Colombia, both just incredible birds that make the heart soar with joy! White-tailed Tropicbird by Nathan Swick Renato chose an impressive parrot: Birding is a wonderful experience in itself.

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A Guide to Some Possible Bird Species Splits in Costa Rica

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Black-faced Antthrush : Just as the Maya Antthrush sounds different from the birds in Costa Rica, so do the birds in Amazonia, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Guyanas. Although more detailed playback experiments are required, a few preliminary ones I carried out showed support for the idea that there are two species of Buff-throated Foliage-gleaners in town.