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GUYANA–Simply Delicious Birding!

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Guyana is an Amerindian word meaning “land of many waters” but it could just as easily mean “land of many birds”. Guyana means “Land of many waters”. Guyana is WILD. Not only is Guyana famous for its birdlife, but it’s also the Land of Giants. Yo es embarazada,” I once said in this exact situation. Wilderness.

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Dawn Over the Mighty Rupununi

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The millions of stars and galaxies twinkling over the Rupununi Savanna in Guyana seem to reluctantly fade into a gradually lightening sky as the eastern horizon reddens. But we are on the lookout for one of Guyana’s famed giants, the Giant Anteater – which uncharacteristically never showed.

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Birding the Garden City of Georgetown

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Guyana’s capital city of Georgetown, a quaint, sprawling network of roads and waterways is a regulated introduction to the country’s 800+ species of birds. Great Kiskadees are ubiquitous in Trinidad and Guyana, this bird’s proportions were slightly different, however.

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From Iwokrama to Atta

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On a high after waking up in Guyana’s wild interior for the first time – with a spectacular morning of birding already under our belts – we resumed our southerly journey with full bellies. As difficult as it was to leave Iwokrama behind, we knew that we’d be back eventually.

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Familiar Faces in Guyana

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Ardent readers of this blog would realise by now that I have been chronicling a few days spent in Guyana last year – I felt that a single post or two would invariably exclude far too many sightings of note. Double-toothed Kite The overlap in avifauna between Trinidad and Guyana is significant at one end and unavoidable at the other.

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A Most Remarkable Book

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Hudson; and a primer on geological history, including the continuing zoological effects of the “Great American Biotic Interchange”; and a travelogue of an extraordinary river trip through Guyana. English is the official language of Guyana, with a distinctive cadence and idiom.

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A Little Neck-breaking Never Hurt

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In Guyana, this concept holds true partly because of the untamed nature of the place and also due to the fact that feeder set-ups simply aren’t that prevalent. As we all know, however, there is much to be seen and heard beyond the feeders. This lottery of birding means that what one sees is wholly up to the type of habitat available.

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