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Field Guides Tour Report
Guyana III 2019
Mar 30, 2019 to Apr 10, 2019
Marcelo Barreiros & local guide

A group of fantastic Gray-winged Trumpeters gave us a show at Atta Lodge. Digiscoping video by guide Marcelo Barreiros.

Being in a country with forest as pristine as Guyana is always unpredictable. Every day when you go out, big surprises can happen in the Amazon rainforest. We had some of these experiences in the field during this tour, especially because we had a good group, very helpful local guides and nice weather. Our lodges are great; they are all in the forest and we can bird all day long, especially Atta and Iwokrama, where the pristine Terra-Firme forest is so close.

Many of the endemics of the Guianan Shield were seen really well, including Rufous-bellied and Brown-bellied Antwrens, Black Curassow, Guianan Toucanet, Guianan Puffbird, and Guianan Trogon. We were very lucky with nocturnal birds too, mainly Potoos! We saw four species, including daytime views of the Rufous, Long-tailed and Great Potoos, and enjoyable views of the White-winged Potoo. During our night birding, we also had a nice appearance from Tawny-bellied Owl, a beautiful pair of Black-banded Owls, and a Mottled Owl at eye level.

We had three very special moments on this tour. For the first, a group of Grey-winged Trumpeters at Atta Lodge were attracted by Ron's whistle, and one of them remained on the trail for a few minutes. See the video at the top of the list!

Another fantastic moment was watching a male Harpy Eagle eating a macaw leg at its nest. The pair of Harpies is initiating the breeding process, which begins with the male bringing food to the female, kind of like going on a date. It was wonderful to be able to see some of this behavior.

Before we saw the Harpy, on the same morning, we had what was for me perhaps the most spectacular moment of our tour. We were able to watch an adult Rufous-winged Ground-Cuckoo foraging with ants on the Buro-Buro trail. We heard some other ant-swarm followers, and a Ground-Cuckoo called a couple of times. We had a chance to see the ants moving along the trail and many birds chasing after the insects. The Ground-Cuckoo allowed us to watch for a while, letting us get fantastic visuals on his behavior. We stayed there for about 15 minutes watching the scene and making videos and photos.

Thanks all!


Marcelo Barreiros

One of the following keys may be shown in brackets for individual species as appropriate: * = heard only, I = introduced, E = endemic, N = nesting, a = austral migrant, b = boreal migrant

Tinamidae (Tinamous)
GREAT TINAMOU (Tinamus major) – We flushed two individuals on Turtle Mountain trail.
CINEREOUS TINAMOU (Crypturellus cinereus) [*]
UNDULATED TINAMOU (Crypturellus undulatus) [*]
RED-LEGGED TINAMOU (Crypturellus erythropus) [*]
VARIEGATED TINAMOU (Crypturellus variegatus) [*]

This video of a Harpy Eagle shows "The King" eating a Macaw leg. Digiscoping video by guide Marcelo Barreiros.
Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
WHITE-FACED WHISTLING-DUCK (Dendrocygna viduata)
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK (Dendrocygna autumnalis)
MUSCOVY DUCK (Cairina moschata)
Cracidae (Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows)
MARAIL GUAN (Penelope marail)
SPIX'S GUAN (GRANT'S) (Penelope jacquacu granti)
CRESTLESS CURASSOW (Mitu tomentosum) – A hard bird to get, but we saw two individuals near the border between Brazil and Guyana.
BLACK CURASSOW (Crax alector) – Great bird, seen during our time at Atta Lodge.
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
CRESTED BOBWHITE (Colinus cristatus) – We saw 4 birds near Lethem.
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
LEAST GREBE (Tachybaptus dominicus)
Ciconiidae (Storks)
MAGUARI STORK (Ciconia maguari) – We found a flooded field in the Savanna, and eight of these elegant birds were foraging there.
JABIRU (Jabiru mycteria)
WOOD STORK (Mycteria americana)
Fregatidae (Frigatebirds)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Phalacrocorax brasilianus)
Anhingidae (Anhingas)
ANHINGA (Anhinga anhinga)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
PINNATED BITTERN (Botaurus pinnatus) – Nice looks near Caiman House Lodge.
RUFESCENT TIGER-HERON (Tigrisoma lineatum)
COCOI HERON (Ardea cocoi)
GREAT EGRET (Ardea alba)
SNOWY EGRET (Egretta thula)
LITTLE BLUE HERON (Egretta caerulea)
TRICOLORED HERON (Egretta tricolor) – Seen well on our first morning near Georgetown.
CATTLE EGRET (Bubulcus ibis)
STRIATED HERON (SOUTH AMERICAN) (Butorides striata striata)
CAPPED HERON (Pilherodius pileatus)
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Nycticorax nycticorax)
Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
SCARLET IBIS (Eudocimus ruber) – Fantastic bird seen in the mangroves near Georgetown.
GREEN IBIS (Mesembrinibis cayennensis)
BUFF-NECKED IBIS (Theristicus caudatus)
ROSEATE SPOONBILL (Platalea ajaja) – A single bird seen on our last morning, near Lethem.
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
BLACK VULTURE (Coragyps atratus)

One of the best moments of the tour was when these Rufous-winged Ground-Cuckoos hopped out where we could watch them catching insects along the Buro-Buro trail. Digiscoping video by guide Marcelo Barreiros.
TURKEY VULTURE (Cathartes aura) – Only one seen near Caiman house.
LESSER YELLOW-HEADED VULTURE (Cathartes burrovianus)
KING VULTURE (Sarcoramphus papa) – Seen a couple of times during the tour.
Pandionidae (Osprey)
OSPREY (Pandion haliaetus)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Elanoides forficatus)
HARPY EAGLE (Harpia harpyja) – This is maybe a Top 5 bird for all birders that come to South America. A huge bird, it is only found in nice forest. We were lucky to have a chance to see a male on his nest tree, eating a Macaw leg. The bird remained there for several minutes.
BLACK-COLLARED HAWK (Busarellus nigricollis)
SNAIL KITE (Rostrhamus sociabilis)
PLUMBEOUS KITE (Ictinia plumbea) – Common along the Linden-Lethem road.
LONG-WINGED HARRIER (Circus buffoni) – We had some nice views, first during our boat trip along the Mahaica river and later, on a flooded field in the Savanna habitat.
CRANE HAWK (Geranospiza caerulescens) – A single bird was seen flying over the canopy at Iwokrama Lodge area.
RUFOUS CRAB HAWK (Buteogallus aequinoctialis) – Nice bird, only found in Mangrove areas. We saw two pairs near Georgetown.
SAVANNA HAWK (Buteogallus meridionalis)
GREAT BLACK HAWK (Buteogallus urubitinga)
ROADSIDE HAWK (Rupornis magnirostris)
WHITE-TAILED HAWK (Geranoaetus albicaudatus) – We saw at least 8 birds soaring in a burning area near Surama.
BLACK-FACED HAWK (Leucopternis melanops) – Fantastic looks at Atta Lodge.
SHORT-TAILED HAWK (Buteo brachyurus)
ZONE-TAILED HAWK (Buteo albonotatus)
Eurypygidae (Sunbittern)
SUNBITTERN (Eurypyga helias) – Great looks in the scope, on Turtle Mountain trail.
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
GRAY-COWLED WOOD-RAIL (Aramides cajaneus)
Aramidae (Limpkin)
LIMPKIN (Aramus guarauna)
Psophiidae (Trumpeters)
GRAY-WINGED TRUMPETER (Psophia crepitans) – Another great moment of the tour, when a group of these fantastic Amazonian birds crossed a trail right in front of us. Two of them stopped on the trail for a few seconds.

The majestic Kaieteur Falls. Video by guide Marcelo Barreiros.
Burhinidae (Thick-knees)
DOUBLE-STRIPED THICK-KNEE (Burhinus bistriatus) – Mom, Dad and Junior seen on the way to Lethem. Nice bird!
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
PIED LAPWING (Vanellus cayanus) – Nice looking bird seen during a boat trip on the Essequibo river.
SOUTHERN LAPWING (Vanellus chilensis)
Jacanidae (Jacanas)
WATTLED JACANA (Jacana jacana)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
RUDDY TURNSTONE (Arenaria interpres)
SPOTTED SANDPIPER (Actitis macularius)
SOLITARY SANDPIPER (Tringa solitaria)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
YELLOW-BILLED TERN (Sternula superciliaris)
LARGE-BILLED TERN (Phaetusa simplex)
BLACK SKIMMER (Rynchops niger)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
ROCK PIGEON (Columba livia) [I]
PALE-VENTED PIGEON (Patagioenas cayennensis)
SCALED PIGEON (Patagioenas speciosa)
PLUMBEOUS PIGEON (Patagioenas plumbea)
RUDDY PIGEON (Patagioenas subvinacea) – Seen a couple of times at Atta Lodge.
COMMON GROUND-DOVE (Columbina passerina)
RUDDY GROUND-DOVE (Columbina talpacoti)
BLUE GROUND-DOVE (Claravis pretiosa) [*]
WHITE-TIPPED DOVE (Leptotila verreauxi)
EARED DOVE (Zenaida auriculata)
Opisthocomidae (Hoatzin)
HOATZIN (Opisthocomus hoazin) – Great bird! One of the oldest bird families in South America.
Cuculidae (Cuckoos)
GREATER ANI (Crotophaga major)
SMOOTH-BILLED ANI (Crotophaga ani)

There are few places in the world where is possible to see 5 Potoos on one tour. This one is the Rufous Potoo. Guyana is AWESOME! Digiscoping video by guide Marcelo Barreiros.
STRIPED CUCKOO (Tapera naevia)
RUFOUS-WINGED GROUND-CUCKOO (Neomorphus rufipennis) – Maybe the greatest moment of this tour. We found a large swarm of ants on the Buro-Buro trail early in the morning and two of these fantastic birds were looking for insects nearby. One of them gave us a show, catching some bugs for a few minutes on the trail! This was beyond great!
LITTLE CUCKOO (Coccycua minuta) – We had a couple of nice looks along the Mahaica river.
SQUIRREL CUCKOO (Piaya cayana)
BLACK-BELLIED CUCKOO (Piaya melanogaster)
Strigidae (Owls)
TAWNY-BELLIED SCREECH-OWL (Megascops watsonii) – Great looks on the Iwokrama River Lodge entrance road.
AMAZONIAN PYGMY-OWL (Glaucidium hardyi) [*]
FERRUGINOUS PYGMY-OWL (Glaucidium brasilianum) – A very responsive individual seen nicely on the last morning, near Lethem.
BURROWING OWL (Athene cunicularia)
MOTTLED OWL (Ciccaba virgata) – Fantastic moment during a night trip on the Iwokrama River Lodge entrance road. An adult seen at eye level!
BLACK-BANDED OWL (Ciccaba huhula) – Great looks during a night birding trip on the Linden-Lethem road.
Caprimulgidae (Nightjars and Allies)
LEAST NIGHTHAWK (Chordeiles pusillus)
LESSER NIGHTHAWK (Chordeiles acutipennis)
SHORT-TAILED NIGHTHAWK (Lurocalis semitorquatus)
BAND-TAILED NIGHTHAWK (Nyctiprogne leucopyga)
BLACKISH NIGHTJAR (Nyctipolus nigrescens) – An unexpected view in daylight on Turtle Mountain trail.

The Blood-colored Woodpecker is a very special target for this tour. This one was captured nicely by participant Jerzy Majka.

COMMON PAURAQUE (Nyctidromus albicollis) [*]
WHITE-TAILED NIGHTJAR (Hydropsalis cayennensis)
LADDER-TAILED NIGHTJAR (Hydropsalis climacocerca) – Male and female displaying on an island near Iwokrama River Lodge.
Nyctibiidae (Potoos)
GREAT POTOO (Nyctibius grandis) – The local guides from Surama Lodge showed us a bird on its favorite day-roost perch.
LONG-TAILED POTOO (Nyctibius aethereus) – Another Potoo seen during the day. This one was seen twice on the same perch on the harpy Eagle trail.
COMMON POTOO (Nyctibius griseus) [*]
WHITE-WINGED POTOO (Nyctibius leucopterus) – Thanks to local guide John, from Atta Lodge. He knows exactly how to find it!
RUFOUS POTOO (Nyctibius bracteatus) – We saw four species of Potoos during this tour but this one is special. It's the only one that lives in the understory, rarely going into the canopy, it is the smallest, and this bird doesn't look like a branch, like all the other Potoos.
Apodidae (Swifts)
WHITE-COLLARED SWIFT (Streptoprocne zonaris) – A big flock seen near Kaieteur Falls.
CHAPMAN'S SWIFT (Chaetura chapmani) – Seen very nicely flying over the Linden-Lethem road.
SHORT-TAILED SWIFT (Chaetura brachyura)
BAND-RUMPED SWIFT (Chaetura spinicaudus)
GRAY-RUMPED SWIFT (Chaetura cinereiventris)
WHITE-TIPPED SWIFT (Aeronautes montivagus) – Many individuals seen flying around Kaieteur Falls.
FORK-TAILED PALM-SWIFT (Tachornis squamata)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
RUFOUS-BREASTED HERMIT (Glaucis hirsutus) [*]
STRAIGHT-BILLED HERMIT (Phaethornis bourcieri)
LONG-TAILED HERMIT (Phaethornis superciliosus)
REDDISH HERMIT (Phaethornis ruber) – A tiny hummer seen a few times during the tour.
BLACK-EARED FAIRY (Heliothryx auritus)
BLACK-THROATED MANGO (Anthracothorax nigricollis)
BLUE-CHINNED SAPPHIRE (Chlorestes notata)
GRAY-BREASTED SABREWING (Campylopterus largipennis)
FORK-TAILED WOODNYMPH (Thalurania furcata)

Puffbirds are generally shy birds, but this Spotted Puffbird provided some great looks. Digiscoping video by guide Marcelo Barreiros.
WHITE-CHESTED EMERALD (Amazilia brevirostris)
PLAIN-BELLIED EMERALD (Amazilia leucogaster) – Seen a couple of times visiting some flowers at Cara Lodge, Georgetown.
WHITE-CHINNED SAPPHIRE (Hylocharis cyanus)
Trogonidae (Trogons)
BLACK-TAILED TROGON (Trogon melanurus)
GREEN-BACKED TROGON (Trogon viridis)
GUIANAN TROGON (Trogon violaceus) – We had great looks at Atta.
Momotidae (Motmots)
AMAZONIAN MOTMOT (Momotus momota) – Seen nicely from the canopy walkway at Atta Lodge.
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
RINGED KINGFISHER (Megaceryle torquata)
AMAZON KINGFISHER (Chloroceryle amazona)
GREEN KINGFISHER (Chloroceryle americana)
Bucconidae (Puffbirds)
GUIANAN PUFFBIRD (Notharchus macrorhynchos) – Another Guianan Shield Endemic seen well.
PIED PUFFBIRD (Notharchus tectus) – A pair of birds seen in the scope on the Iwokrama entrance road.
SPOTTED PUFFBIRD (Bucco tamatia) – Two friendly birds seen on the Harpy Eagle trail.
COLLARED PUFFBIRD (Bucco capensis) – A fantastic Puffbird, maybe the most beautiful one in Guyana. We saw a bird for a few minutes in the scope at Atta Lodge.

A nice family of Double-striped Thick-knees was seen enjoying some shade near Lethem. Photo by participant Jerzy Majka.

BLACK NUNBIRD (Monasa atra) – A Guianan Shield endemic.
SWALLOW-WINGED PUFFBIRD (Chelidoptera tenebrosa)
Galbulidae (Jacamars)
YELLOW-BILLED JACAMAR (Galbula albirostris) – Three birds, including an immature one seen very well on Harpy Eagle trail.
GREEN-TAILED JACAMAR (Galbula galbula)
BRONZY JACAMAR (Galbula leucogastra) – A bird only found in the white sand soil forest in Guyana. We had fantastic looks at Kaieteur Falls area.
PARADISE JACAMAR (Galbula dea) – Always found in the canopy and easily recognizable by its long bill and tail.
GREAT JACAMAR (Jacamerops aureus) – A great bird seen in the scope for a few minutes.
Capitonidae (New World Barbets)
BLACK-SPOTTED BARBET (Capito niger) – A Guianan Shield endemic seen well a couple of times.
Ramphastidae (Toucans)
GREEN ARACARI (Pteroglossus viridis)
BLACK-NECKED ARACARI (Pteroglossus aracari)
GUIANAN TOUCANET (Selenidera piperivora) – Fantastic bird, colorful and friendly; seen near Atta Lodge.
WHITE-THROATED TOUCAN (Ramphastos tucanus)
CHANNEL-BILLED TOUCAN (Ramphastos vitellinus)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
WHITE-BELLIED PICULET (Picumnus spilogaster) – Great looks during our boat trip along the Mahaica river.
BLOOD-COLORED WOODPECKER (Veniliornis sanguineus) – A very special bird to see on the tour. This bird is only found near the coast, and we had great looks during our boat trip along the Mahaica river.
YELLOW-THROATED WOODPECKER (Piculus flavigula) – A nice female digging a hole near Iwokrama Lodge.
RINGED WOODPECKER (Celeus torquatus)
WAVED WOODPECKER (Celeus undatus)
CREAM-COLORED WOODPECKER (Celeus flavus) – A male seen very well in the scope for a a few minutes.
CHESTNUT WOODPECKER (Celeus elegans) – Beautiful woodpecker seen along the Linden-Lethem Road.
LINEATED WOODPECKER (Dryocopus lineatus)
RED-NECKED WOODPECKER (Campephilus rubricollis) – The biggest Woodpecker in the Amazon.
CRIMSON-CRESTED WOODPECKER (Campephilus melanoleucos)

Crimson Fruitcrow is rare to see, but we caught up with this nice female at Atta Lodge. Digiscoping video by guide Marcelo Barreiros.
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
BARRED FOREST-FALCON (Micrastur ruficollis) [*]
LINED FOREST-FALCON (Micrastur gilvicollis) [*]
RED-THROATED CARACARA (Ibycter americanus)
CRESTED CARACARA (Caracara cheriway)
YELLOW-HEADED CARACARA (Milvago chimachima)
AMERICAN KESTREL (Falco sparverius)
APLOMADO FALCON (Falco femoralis)
BAT FALCON (Falco rufigularis)
ORANGE-BREASTED FALCON (Falco deiroleucus) – A single bird seen flying over our heads at Kaieteur Falls.
PEREGRINE FALCON (Falco peregrinus) – A huge female seen perched on a fence post in the Savanna.
Psittacidae (New World and African Parrots)
GOLDEN-WINGED PARAKEET (Brotogeris chrysoptera)
CAICA PARROT (Pyrilia caica) – Another Guianan Shield endemic.
DUSKY PARROT (Pionus fuscus)
BLUE-HEADED PARROT (Pionus menstruus)
FESTIVE PARROT (Amazona festiva) – A pair of birds seen at the Georgetown Botanical Gardens.
YELLOW-CROWNED PARROT (Amazona ochrocephala)
MEALY PARROT (Amazona farinosa) – The biggest Parrot (Amazon) in that region.
ORANGE-WINGED PARROT (Amazona amazonica)
GREEN-RUMPED PARROTLET (Forpus passerinus)
BLACK-HEADED PARROT (Pionites melanocephalus) – Great looks along the Linden-Lethem road.
RED-FAN PARROT (Deroptyus accipitrinus) – For me this is the most beautiful Parrot in the Neotropics. We had great looks at Iwokrama River Lodge.
PAINTED PARAKEET (Pyrrhura picta) – A Guianan Shield endemic, full of nice colors.
BROWN-THROATED PARAKEET (Eupsittula pertinax)
RED-BELLIED MACAW (Orthopsittaca manilatus)
RED-AND-GREEN MACAW (Ara chloropterus)
RED-SHOULDERED MACAW (Diopsittaca nobilis)

We don't see a Mottled Owl everyday, specially at eye level like this one! Photo by participant Jerzy Majka.

Thamnophilidae (Typical Antbirds)
FASCIATED ANTSHRIKE (Cymbilaimus lineatus)
BLACK-CRESTED ANTSHRIKE (Sakesphorus canadensis) – A male seen very well during a boat trip on the Mahaica river.
MOUSE-COLORED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus murinus)
NORTHERN SLATY-ANTSHRIKE (Thamnophilus punctatus) – This is a bird only found in the white sand forest, on the north of the Amazonas river.
DUSKY-THROATED ANTSHRIKE (Thamnomanes ardesiacus)
CINEREOUS ANTSHRIKE (Thamnomanes caesius) – A nuclear species in the mixed-species flocks, this Antshrike usually starts the flock and gives some directions for the other species.
RUFOUS-BELLIED ANTWREN (Isleria guttata) – We had nice looks, in the scope, for a few minutes on the way back from the Harpy Eagle nest.
BROWN-BELLIED ANTWREN (Epinecrophylla gutturalis) – Usually found in all mixed-species flocks, this group of Antwrens (Epinecrophylla genus) is always seen foraging in dead leaves.
PYGMY ANTWREN (Myrmotherula brachyura)
GUIANAN STREAKED-ANTWREN (Myrmotherula surinamensis)
WHITE-FLANKED ANTWREN (Myrmotherula axillaris)
LONG-WINGED ANTWREN (Myrmotherula longipennis)
GRAY ANTWREN (Myrmotherula menetriesii)
SPOT-TAILED ANTWREN (Herpsilochmus sticturus)
TODD'S ANTWREN (Herpsilochmus stictocephalus)
WHITE-FRINGED ANTWREN (Formicivora grisea) – A pair of birds seen briefly in a white sand soil forest patch.
GUIANAN WARBLING-ANTBIRD (Hypocnemis cantator)
DUSKY ANTBIRD (Cercomacroides tyrannina)
GRAY ANTBIRD (Cercomacra cinerascens) [*]
RIO BRANCO ANTBIRD (Cercomacra carbonaria) – A male seen very well near the border with Brazil.
BLACK-CHINNED ANTBIRD (Hypocnemoides melanopogon) – Two birds following the army ants on the Buro-Buro trail.
SILVERED ANTBIRD (Sclateria naevia) [*]
WHITE-BELLIED ANTBIRD (Myrmeciza longipes) – A nice looking bird, seen well near Caiman House lodge.
FERRUGINOUS-BACKED ANTBIRD (Myrmoderus ferrugineus) – A special bird, usually seen walking on the ground or some log. We had very nice looks on the Harpy Eagle trail.

Purple-throated Fruitcrow was seen a few times on the tour. Digiscoping video by guide Marcelo Barreiros.
WHITE-PLUMED ANTBIRD (Pithys albifrons) – Another great bird found in this part of the Amazon. We had an unusually responsive bird, seen very well on the Bushmaster trail at Iwokrama River Lodge.
RUFOUS-THROATED ANTBIRD (Gymnopithys rufigula) – Seen foraging with the army ants.
COMMON SCALE-BACKED ANTBIRD (Willisornis poecilinotus) [*]
Grallariidae (Antpittas)
SPOTTED ANTPITTA (Hylopezus macularius) – Fantastic bird and great moment on the Bushmaster trail! That bird remained on a perch for a few minutes for us. Perfect views!
THRUSH-LIKE ANTPITTA (Myrmothera campanisona) [*]
Formicariidae (Antthrushes)
RUFOUS-CAPPED ANTTHRUSH (Formicarius colma) [*]
Furnariidae (Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers)
PLAIN-BROWN WOODCREEPER (Dendrocincla fuliginosa) – Seen foraging with the ant swarm on the Buro-Buro trail.
WEDGE-BILLED WOODCREEPER (Glyphorynchus spirurus) – Seen a few times during the tour.
BLACK-BANDED WOODCREEPER (Dendrocolaptes picumnus) – Two of these big Woodcreepers were seen catching bugs with the Ground-Cuckoo and a few other Woodcreepers.
RED-BILLED WOODCREEPER (Hylexetastes perrotii) – A great Guianan Shield endemic seen on the way to Surama Lodge.
STRIPED WOODCREEPER (Xiphorhynchus obsoletus) – Only found in flooded forest, this Woodcreeper is similar to Straight-billed Woodcreeper. One of the main differences are the stripes on its back, absent in the Straight-billed.
CHESTNUT-RUMPED WOODCREEPER (Xiphorhynchus pardalotus) – Another Guianan Shield endemic seen well a couple of times.
BUFF-THROATED WOODCREEPER (Xiphorhynchus guttatus) – A big woodcreeper seen a few times during the tour.
STREAK-HEADED WOODCREEPER (Lepidocolaptes souleyetii) – This bird is only found in riverside forest flooded by white water rivers.

Screaming Piha is the voice of the Amazon Forest. Be sure to have the sound turned up for this one! Digiscoping video by guide Marcelo Barreiros.
GUIANAN WOODCREEPER (Lepidocolaptes albolineatus) – A Guianan Shield endemic, this bird used to be called Lineated Woodcreeper.
PLAIN XENOPS (Xenops minutus)
PALE-LEGGED HORNERO (Furnarius leucopus)
YELLOW-CHINNED SPINETAIL (Certhiaxis cinnamomeus)
HOARY-THROATED SPINETAIL (Synallaxis kollari) – A special bird, with a small range, only found near the water.
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
WHITE-LORED TYRANNULET (Ornithion inerme) – Seen nicely from the canopy walkway.
BEARDED TACHURI (Polystictus pectoralis) – A tiny little bird seen very well in a dry marsh area, near Caiman House lodge.
CRESTED DORADITO (Pseudocolopteryx sclateri) – Another rare bird to see, found in the same spot as the Bearded Tachuri.
FOREST ELAENIA (Myiopagis gaimardii)
YELLOW-BELLIED ELAENIA (Elaenia flavogaster)
PLAIN-CRESTED ELAENIA (Elaenia cristata)
LESSER ELAENIA (Elaenia chiriquensis)
RUFOUS-CROWNED ELAENIA (Elaenia ruficeps) – Nice looks near Kaieteur Falls.
PALE-TIPPED TYRANNULET (Inezia caudata) – Only found in riverine forest flooded by white water rivers.
SHORT-TAILED PYGMY-TYRANT (Myiornis ecaudatus) [*]
HELMETED PYGMY-TYRANT (Lophotriccus galeatus)
PALE-EYED PYGMY-TYRANT (Atalotriccus pilaris)
SPOTTED TODY-FLYCATCHER (Todirostrum maculatum)
COMMON TODY-FLYCATCHER (Todirostrum cinereum)
YELLOW-OLIVE FLYCATCHER (Tolmomyias sulphurescens)
GRAY-CROWNED FLYCATCHER (Tolmomyias poliocephalus)
YELLOW-BREASTED FLYCATCHER (Tolmomyias flaviventris)
WHITE-CRESTED SPADEBILL (Platyrinchus platyrhynchos) – Nice looks on the Iwokrama River Lodge entrance road.
CLIFF FLYCATCHER (Hirundinea ferruginea)
WHISKERED FLYCATCHER (Myiobius barbatus)
VERMILION FLYCATCHER (Pyrocephalus rubinus) – A male seen on the way to Caiman House Lodge.
PIED WATER-TYRANT (Fluvicola pica)

The Guianan Cock-of-the-rock is one of the greatest birds in Neotropics. Digiscoping video by guide Marcelo Barreiros.
WHITE-HEADED MARSH TYRANT (Arundinicola leucocephala)
BRIGHT-RUMPED ATTILA (Attila spadiceus) [*]
GRAYISH MOURNER (Rhytipterna simplex)
DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (Myiarchus tuberculifer)
SWAINSON'S FLYCATCHER (Myiarchus swainsoni)
BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHER (Myiarchus tyrannulus)
LESSER KISKADEE (Pitangus lictor)
GREAT KISKADEE (Pitangus sulphuratus)
RUSTY-MARGINED FLYCATCHER (Myiozetetes cayanensis)
STREAKED FLYCATCHER (Myiodynastes maculatus)
PIRATIC FLYCATCHER (Legatus leucophaius)
SULPHURY FLYCATCHER (Tyrannopsis sulphurea)
WHITE-THROATED KINGBIRD (Tyrannus albogularis)
TROPICAL KINGBIRD (Tyrannus melancholicus)
GRAY KINGBIRD (Tyrannus dominicensis) – Seen well at the Georgetown Botanical Gardens.

This male Tiny Tyrant-Manakin was singing on his favorite branch. We saw him along the Turtle Mountain Trail. Digiscoping video by guide Marcelo Barreiros.
Cotingidae (Cotingas)
GUIANAN RED-COTINGA (Phoenicircus carnifex) [*]
GUIANAN COCK-OF-THE-ROCK (Rupicola rupicola) – One of the greatest birds in the Neotropics, this bird is a target for everyone. We got lucky and saw two of them on their display area for several minutes, including nice scope views.
CRIMSON FRUITCROW (Haematoderus militaris) – Another rare bird to see anywhere! It's a prize to get this bird and Guyana is one of the best places for it. We saw a female for a few minutes at Atta Lodge.
CAPUCHINBIRD (Perissocephalus tricolor) – A bizarre and fantastic bird to see and hear. They lek everyday early in the morning, and fortunately the local guides at Atta know exactly where to find it.
PURPLE-BREASTED COTINGA (Cotinga cotinga) – A female seen carrying nest material from the canopy walkways.
SPANGLED COTINGA (Cotinga cayana) – Seen a couple of times on the tour.
SCREAMING PIHA (Lipaugus vociferans)
POMPADOUR COTINGA (Xipholena punicea)
Pipridae (Manakins)
TINY TYRANT-MANAKIN (Tyranneutes virescens) – Great looks on the way back from Turtle Mountain trail.
BLUE-BACKED MANAKIN (Chiroxiphia pareola)
WHITE-THROATED MANAKIN (Corapipo gutturalis) [*]
BLACK MANAKIN (Xenopipo atronitens) – Seen briefly a couple of times.
GOLDEN-HEADED MANAKIN (Ceratopipra erythrocephala erythrocephala)
Tityridae (Tityras and Allies)
OLIVACEOUS SCHIFFORNIS (Schiffornis olivacea) [*]
DUSKY PURPLETUFT (Iodopleura fusca) – This minute bird lives high up in the canopy, usually atop the tallest trees. We saw it once, at Atta Lodge.
WHITE-NAPED XENOPSARIS (Xenopsaris albinucha) – Nice migrant bird seen in a Savanna patch near Surama Lodge.
PINK-THROATED BECARD (Pachyramphus minor)
Vireonidae (Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis)
ASHY-HEADED GREENLET (Hylophilus pectoralis)
LEMON-CHESTED GREENLET (Hylophilus thoracicus)
BUFF-CHEEKED GREENLET (Pachysylvia muscicapina)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
CAYENNE JAY (Cyanocorax cayanus) – A beautiful Jay seen a couple of times.
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
BLACK-COLLARED SWALLOW (Pygochelidon melanoleuca)

A Long-tailed Potoo was a nice surprise that we found on the Harpy Eagle trail. Digiscoping video by guide Marcelo Barreiros.
WHITE-BANDED SWALLOW (Atticora fasciata)
SOUTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW (Stelgidopteryx ruficollis)
GRAY-BREASTED MARTIN (Progne chalybea)
WHITE-WINGED SWALLOW (Tachycineta albiventer)
BARN SWALLOW (Hirundo rustica)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
HOUSE WREN (SOUTHERN) (Troglodytes aedon clarus)
BICOLORED WREN (Campylorhynchus griseus)
CORAYA WREN (Pheugopedius coraya) [*]
Polioptilidae (Gnatcatchers)
LONG-BILLED GNATWREN (Ramphocaenus melanurus)
TROPICAL GNATCATCHER (Polioptila plumbea)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
PALE-BREASTED THRUSH (Turdus leucomelas)
SPECTACLED THRUSH (Turdus nudigenis)
WHITE-NECKED THRUSH (Turdus albicollis) – Nice looks at Harpy Eagle trail.
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
YELLOW WARBLER (Setophaga petechia)
BLACKPOLL WARBLER (Setophaga striata) – Seen once, on the way to Caiman House.
Thraupidae (Tanagers and Allies)
RED-CAPPED CARDINAL (Paroaria gularis)
FLAME-CRESTED TANAGER (Tachyphonus cristatus)
WHITE-SHOULDERED TANAGER (Tachyphonus luctuosus)
WHITE-LINED TANAGER (Tachyphonus rufus)
SILVER-BEAKED TANAGER (Ramphocelus carbo)
BLUE-BACKED TANAGER (Cyanicterus cyanicterus) – What a bird! The male has a strong bill and nice looking red eyes.
BLUE-GRAY TANAGER (Thraupis episcopus)
PALM TANAGER (Thraupis palmarum)
TURQUOISE TANAGER (Tangara mexicana)
PARADISE TANAGER (Tangara chilensis) – One of my favorites birds in South America! Usually seen in flocks foraging in the canopy.
BAY-HEADED TANAGER (Tangara gyrola) – We had a nice scope view on the Iwokrama entrance road.
BLACK-FACED DACNIS (Dacnis lineata)
BLUE DACNIS (Dacnis cayana)

Our only view of the Dusky Purpletuft came at Atta Lodge. Digiscoping video by guide Marcelo Barreiros.
PURPLE HONEYCREEPER (Cyanerpes caeruleus)
GREEN HONEYCREEPER (Chlorophanes spiza)
GUIRA TANAGER (Hemithraupis guira)
YELLOW-BACKED TANAGER (Hemithraupis flavicollis)
BLUE-BLACK GRASSQUIT (Volatinia jacarina)
CHESTNUT-BELLIED SEEDEATER (Sporophila castaneiventris)
GRAY SEEDEATER (Sporophila intermedia) – Seen briefly near Caiman House.
WING-BARRED SEEDEATER (Sporophila americana)
YELLOW-BELLIED SEEDEATER (Sporophila nigricollis)
PLUMBEOUS SEEDEATER (Sporophila plumbea)
BANANAQUIT (Coereba flaveola)
GRAYISH SALTATOR (Saltator coerulescens)
SLATE-COLORED GROSBEAK (Saltator grossus) – Great looks from the canopy walkway.
Passerellidae (New World Buntings and Sparrows)
GRASSLAND SPARROW (Ammodramus humeralis)
Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)
YELLOW-GREEN GROSBEAK (Caryothraustes canadensis)
BLUE-BLACK GROSBEAK (Cyanoloxia cyanoides)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Sturnella magna)
RED-BREASTED MEADOWLARK (Sturnella militaris)

We had a fantastic look at this female Giant Anteater carrying her large baby across the Rupununi Savanna. Digiscoping video by guide Marcelo Barreiros.
GREEN OROPENDOLA (Psarocolius viridis)
CRESTED OROPENDOLA (Psarocolius decumanus)
RED-RUMPED CACIQUE (Cacicus haemorrhous)
EPAULET ORIOLE (MORICHE) (Icterus cayanensis chrysocephalus)
EPAULET ORIOLE (EPAULET) (Icterus cayanensis cayanensis)
ORANGE-BACKED TROUPIAL (Icterus croconotus)
YELLOW ORIOLE (Icterus nigrogularis)
SHINY COWBIRD (Molothrus bonariensis)
GIANT COWBIRD (Molothrus oryzivorus)
CARIB GRACKLE (Quiscalus lugubris) – A few individuals seen during our boat trip on Mahaica river.
Fringillidae (Finches, Euphonias, and Allies)
FINSCH'S EUPHONIA (Euphonia finschi)
VIOLACEOUS EUPHONIA (Euphonia violacea)
GOLDEN-BELLIED EUPHONIA (Euphonia chrysopasta) – Great looks from the canopy walkways.
ORANGE-BELLIED EUPHONIA (Euphonia xanthogaster)

Near Surama EcoLodge, we got a great look at a White-naped Xenopsaris perched in a patch of savanna habitat. Photo by participant Jerzy Majka.

GOLDEN-SIDED EUPHONIA (Euphonia cayennensis)

LONG-NOSED BAT (Rhynchonycteris naso)
RED HOWLER MONKEY (Alouatta seniculus) [*]
BROWN CAPUCHIN (Cebus apella)
BLACK SPIDER MONKEY (Ateles paniscus)
GIANT ANTEATER (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) – WOW! A great moment on the Rupununi Savanna. We saw a mother carrying a big baby on her back.
RED-RUMPED AGOUTI (Dasyprocta agouti)
RED BROCKET DEER (Mazama americana)
GREEN IGUANA (Iguana iguana)
COMMON HOUSE GECKO (Hemidactylus frenatus)
BLACK-COLLARED LIZARD (Tropidurus hispidus)
GOLDEN TEGU (Tupinambis teguixin)
SPECTACLED CAIMAN (Caiman crocodilus)
BLACK CAIMAN (Melanosuchus niger)
YELLOW-LEGGED TORTOISE (Chelonoidis denticulata)
CANE TOAD (Rhinella marina)
GOLDEN ROCKET FROG (Anomaloglossus beebei)


Totals for the tour: 374 bird taxa and 9 mammal taxa