Recently the Warapa Creek has been opened for tourists. The creek can be divided into three distinctive landscapes. First we enter a dark mangrove forest. Then we come into an open grass swamp with some mangroves. Here the canal starts, which connects the creek with the ocean. The last part begins with a dead mangrove forest, a natural habitat, with naked hard mud separated form the ocean by a low beach wall which is overgrown with low trees. From the beach wall we have a marvellous view on the vast mudflats.
The important target species the Rufous Crab Hawk Buteogallus aequinoctialis is extremely common in the whole area. The near-endemic Blood-coloured Woodpecker Veniliornis sanguineus and the endemic Arrowhead Piculet Picumnus minutissimus are also common, but not always easy to spot. The Pygmy Kingfisher Chloroceryle aenea can be seen at close range, when sitting on the large arch-shaped stilt roots of the Red Mangroves in the first part of the creek. There the Ashy-headed Greenlet Hylophilus pectoralis is easy to find. Spectacular birds such as Scarlet Ibis Eudocimus ruber, Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja and Wood Stork Mycteria americana can be seen in the last part near the ocean. An observation hut on the mudflat in front of young Black Mangroves gives a splendid few on the Ibises, egrets, night-herons and the migrating North American shorebirds.
The creek can be reached within two hours from Paramaribo by car and boat.