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. On a trip to Suriname to find and film some of these spectacular species I was blown away by the birding. Suriname has approximately 735 recorded species, with many more to still be added to its total list. Rainforest on the banks of the Suriname River I really like how easy it is to travel in Suriname.

Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

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It divides countries into categories, where the next category has 200 more species. In some cases the data are outdated, e.g. Costa Rica has 900 and not 800 species, but I made no corrections, remaining faithful to the original map data. Shown as a list, it looks like this: Less than 200 bird species: Antarctica; oceanic islands. Hence try the comparison of the species richness not per country – but per square mile. 1 en), Suriname (735 sp. /

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The Cattle Egret Expansion

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Other species have certainly expanded their ranges, but never in such a rapid and global scale. For reasons that are not quite clear, this species underwent a massive range expansion. The species spread north to the Mediterranean, reaching parts of Spain and southern Europe, spread along the Atlantic coast of France and, at times, even reaching Britain and Ireland. S ome authors have argued they are two separate species though most still consider them conspecific.

The Sunbitterns of Costa Rica

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Or the time in Suriname that we drove 3 hours to film Capuchinbirds only to learn that he left our video camera back at the lodge (next to an empty vodka bottle!). Few nests of this species have been located, with the majority in overgrown and inaccessible locations. From time to time during the filming of our TV series we come across something totally unexpected. Mostly the unexpected event is caused by Aderman, my trusty videographer.