Over the years our guides, visiting scholars, research organizations, guests, and talented local observers have compiled the best lists for birdwatchers and nature lovers of all sorts. We’ve assembled some of the best checkslists here, and we are also able to provide exclusive access to additional lists to clients who book tours through our office.
For years, Guyana has been gaining a reputation for its prolific birdlife, with more than 800 species of birds from 72 different families identified in Guyana, not to mention many others that remain unidentified or undocumented. Guyana’s capital city Georgetown hosts more than 200 species alone. Even casual birders find a sunrise visit to Georgetown’s Botanical Gardens a revelation; more serious bird watchers will want to take their binoculars, long lenses, and tick lists with them to the Abary Trail, Mahaica, Garden of Eden, or any number of other great birdwatching spots whose locations are closely guarded secrets of local bird guides.
Insects and Butterflies
Mammals, reptitles, amphibians, and other vertibrates
Trees, flowers and plants
Three quarters of the region’s endemc bird species are found in Guyana, including Blood-colored Woodpecker, Guianan cock-of-the-rock, toco toucan, crimson fruitcrow, caica parrot, little shearwater, little chachalaca, sun parakeet, red-shouldered macaw, Roraima screech-owl, scissor-tailed nightjar, racket-tailed coquette, green aracari, black-spotted barbet, Guianan piculet, ferruginous-backed antbird, Rio Branco antbird, Guianan streaked antwren, olive-green tyrannulet, Guianan red cotinga, crimson-hooded manakin, Cayenne jay, finsch’s euphonia, and rose-breasted chat warbler.