Birding in Suriname - by Otte Ottema
ITINERARY 16-DAY TRIP TAFELBERG, RALEIGHFALLS & ARAPAHU
Arrival at International Airport transfer to Overbridge. For information about birds at Overbridge click here.
Morning birdwatching Powakka. Possibly Pale-bellied Mourner & Rufous-crowned Elaenia. Breakfast in bus. Lunch Overbridge. Afternoon birdwatching forest Overbridge.
Depart Overbridge 4:30. Searching for Spot-tailed Nightjar in Accaribo. Breakfast in bus.Birdwatching in Cultuurtuin, Paramaribo. Lek Crimson-hooded Manakin. . For info birds Paramaribo click here Lunch in bus .Zorg en Hoop 13:00 Depart to Raleighfalls. For info birds Raleighfalls/Voltzberg click here. Arrival 13:45 Resting 16:00 Birdwatching Airstrip (Toucans, Macaws & Piping Guan).
6:30 Morning birdwatching Airstrip. 9:00 breakfast Birdwatching around Foengoe.
6:30 breakfast 7:30 Hike to research station, where lunch 13:30. Afternoon Cock- of-the-Rock lek. Night in Hammock camp research station.
4:30 breakfast 5:00 hike to voltzberg, sunrise on the mountain, rare swifts & Cliff Flycatcher. Afternoon hike to Foengoe island
Transfer Raleighfalls Kappel savanna near the Table Mountain.
Birdwatching in savanna forest and forest. Searching for the rare and little known Pelzeln's Tody-Tyrant, which recently was found here. Good chance for Black Manakin, Saffron-crested Tyrant Manakin & Bronzy Jacamar.
Morning birdwatching savanna, Red-bellied Macaw, Blue-and-yellow Macaw, Point-tailed Palmcreeper & Black-billed thrush. For info birds Kappel Savanna click here.
Transfer Kappel Arapahu. For info birds Arapahu click here. During boat trip it will be difficult to miss the Drab Water- Tyrant.
Morning birdwatching in Muskita creek in dug out canoe. Green Ibis. Chance on all the 5 Kingfisher species & Sunbittern. Afternoon, Arapahu Island. Copper- tailed Hummingbird.
Birdwatching path opposite Arapahu. Band-tailed Antshrike.
Right river bank & Njun Presi bird watching in dug out canoe. Ladder-tailed Nightjar, Red-capped Cardinal.
Transfer Arapahu - Paramaribo. Afternoon free, resting or purchase souvenirs.
Breakfast in hotel. Depart 7:00 for Peperpot (Blood-colored Woodpecker & Arrowhead Piculet). Birdwatching around Paramaribo & Weg naar Zee, time depending tide, Rufous Crab Hawk and shorebirds. Lunch in bus. Dinner in restaurant. For info birds Paramaribo click here.
Birdwatching Paramaribo. Afternoon leave Suriname.
[photo : Blood-Coloured Woodpecker]
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