You may wish to arrive in Paramaribo the day before in order to explore the city or rest before the tour starts. Just let us know your flight plans and also whether you will need a hotel room.
Suriname is located on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America and is located in the Guianan endemic zone. The food is good and the people very friendly. If you have never been to South America before, this trip to Suriname will open your eyes to the beauty and diversity of birds in South America.Suriname is located on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America and is located in the Guianan endemic zone. The food is good and the people very friendly. If you have never been to South America before, this trip to Suriname will open your eyes to the beauty and diversity of birds in South America.
Suriname is extremely diverse with a Dutch flair and language to the culture. The capital Paramaribo is crowded with old wooden buildings and colonial architecture and is perfect for a walk to enjoy the Caribbean atmosphere of this tiny country.
The diversity of habitats means a great list of birds that we can see during our tour. Tropical forest predominates in the center of the country with mangroves bordering the coastline and grassy savannas in the south. Although rarely visited by birders from the USA, over 700 birds have been observed in Suriname and we hope to see over 300 of these in our 10-day trip. We hope to see such iconic birds as the Capuchinbird, Crimson Topaz, Crimson Fruitcrow, Pompadour Cotinga and even Harpy Eagle. Our accommodation will be comfortable and convenient to the best birding spots across the north-central Suriname.
Our 9-day tour will give us great insight to this small and friendly, bird-rich country.
Some of the Birds We Hope to See
Marail Guan, Rufescent Tiger-Heron, Scarlet Ibis, King Vulture, Harpy Eagle, Rufous Crab Hawk, Gray-winged Trumpeter, Black-banded Owl, Green-tailed Goldenthroat, Crimson Topaz, Guianan Trogon, Guianan Puffbird, Bronzy and Paradise Jacamar, Black-necked and Guianan Toucanet, Golden-spangled and Arrowhead Piculet, Blood-colored Woodpecker, Lilac-tailed Parrotlet, Caica Parrot, five species of Macaw, Black-crowned and Band-tailed Antshrike, Guianan Warbling-Antbird, Ferruginous-backed Antbird, Cinnamon-throated, Chestnut-trumped and Guianan Woodcreepers, Point-tailed Palmcreeper, McConnell’s Flycatcher, Short-tailed Pygmy-Tyrant, Guianan Cock-of-the-rock, Crimson Fruitcrow, Capuchinbird, Pompadour Cotinga, Saffron-crested Tyrant-Manakin, six species of Manakin, Dusky Purpletuft, Cayenne Jay, Blue-backed Tanager, and Burnished-buff Tanager among others.