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Hello, dear bird watchers of the world!


Ever thought of coming to Suriname? It's one of the last countries on earth which is almost completely covered with pristine rainforest. My name is Otte Ottema, and I know where the birds are which you want to see.

We have a lot to offer. Just to mention a few Surinamese specialties, which have a very high chance to be spotted on every standard 12-day trip: Blood-colored Woodpecker, Arrow-head Piculet, Rufous Crab-Hawk, Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock, Capuchinbird, Band-tailed Antshrike, Pale-bellied Mourner, Scarlet Ibis, Bronzy and Paradise Jacamar, Black and Crimson-hooded Manakin, Saffron-crested Tyrant Manakin, Gray-winged Trumpeter, Red-fan Parrot and Guianan Toucanet. You will also have a good chance to see Crimson Fruitcrow, Green-throated Mango, Finsch's Euphonia, and White-fronted manakin. With a bit of luck, you may see the rare Boat-billed Tody-Tyrant,on the trail to the Voltzberg or the magnificent Red-and-black Grosbeak on the Brownsberg, the Chapman Swift, Crimson Topaz, Guianan Red-Cotinga, Rose-breasted Chat and Blue-backed Tanager. During all the tours we will visit a Dwarf-Forest-on-White Sand. New discoveries have shown that 3 species of birds, which were thought to be rare, are common in this rare habitat. These are Bronzy Jacamar, Saffron-crested Tyrant-manakin and Black Manakin. You will have a very good chance to see all three.
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Our most spectacular attraction is the lek of the Cock-of-the-Rock, where more than 50 males are courting. From the point where you are allowed to watch, about 20 can be seen. The males can be seen the whole year round. For more details about Suriname and its avifauna, please visit the Resources page where you will find information about books and other websites.

If you are interested, contact me at otte_address. We offer all-in bird watching trips for between 1 and 14 persons as well as day trips around Paramaribo, to the savannah and to the Warapa creek. We also can make special arrangements for you.
Information about all-in bird watching trips can be found here (standard 12-days trip to Savannah, Brownsberg, Fredberg, Tonka Island and Paramaribo, with extension of 5 days to Raleighfalls/Voltzberg, recommended), here (16-days trip to Palumeu), here (16-days to Arapahu), here (12-days Brownsberg, Raleighfalls) or here (one day trips).
[photos ©] left : Bronzy Jacamar by Foek Chin Joe ; right : Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock by Sylvain Cordier.
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