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BIRDWATCHING

 
 
Venezuela offers some of the best birdwatching experiences in South America, with a rich avifauna (1,381 species), a  wide  
range of habitats, good accessibility
and excellent  bird guides.
 
 
HARPY EAGLE
 
TOUCAN

We provide all the logistic support you need for your birding trip, with the services of English-speaking local ornithologists.  We tailor-make itineraries to suit our clients—from amateurs in  birdwatching to the experts out to spot rare species, and from dawn-to-dusk birders to those who like to combine their birding with sightseeing or general wildlife viewing. We can also arrange birding days as part of general tours..

 
 
GREAT EGRET
 
JAIBIRU

Venezuela is truly a bird lovers’ paradise offering exceptional experiences in the vast and sparse populated interior. Exotic tropical, wading and water birds predominate but lots of migrants visit as well to complement the most perfect and natural symphony of calls and sounds. Currently, the country has 1,346 species    more    that North America and Europe combined) including humming birds, harpy eagles, cocks-of-the-rock, capuchins, sun bitterns, bellbirds, trogons, cotingas, jacamars, macaws, parrots, toucans, herons, pelicans and flamingos, just to name a very few. The Troupial is the national bird.

 

 

BUFF NECKED IBIS

 

The Llanos  boasts a huge diversity of avifauna: 350 species have been reported so far including ibises, storks, herons, egrets, spoonbills, jabirus, anhingas, cormorants, jacanas, geese, hawks, falcons and owls. The Heto El Cedral  is literally full of wild birds and rookeries, reporting 340 species. El Frio Biological Station is not to be missed place for birdwatchers, reporting 270 species including scarlet ibises, scarlet macaws and hoatzins plus many birds of prey, besides, owls, macaws, hoatzins and curassows.

 

 

SAFFRON FINCH

 

The  Andes teem with some 600 hundred species, including the only high altitude hummingbird in the world, the Bearded Helmetcrest, the beautiful Andean Cock-of-the-Rock and the giant Condor. Spot sunangels, quetzals, parakeets, toucanets, finches, guans, pipits, wrens, manakins and eagles.

 

 

BLUE AND YELLOW MACAW

 

The incredible rain and cloud forests of Henri Pittier National Park houses the 40% of Venezuela’s total bird species. Five hundred and seventy eight species have been reported, roughly representing the 7% of the bird species of the world. Endemics and migrants like fruiteaters, harpy eagles, parakeets, swifts, tanagers, quetzals and hummingbirds can be seen along interpretation trails and in the biological station thanks to the Portachuelo Pass, a natural migratory path for north and south american birds.

 

 

SAVANNAH HAWK

 

The mangrove environments of the Morrocoy house innumerable wading and water birds like ibises, herons, cormorants, ducks, pelicans and flamingos. One of the most important breeding spots for birds in the nation, the Cuare Wildlife Refuge, is a component of the park.

 

BROWN PELICAN

 

Los Roques has 92 species, some of them migrants from North America. Pelicans, kingfishers, gulls, petrels, frigates, flamingoes, boobies and even canaries can be seen.

 

 

PIED LAPWING

 

The Tacarigua Lagoon, three hours drive east of Caracas, has some 200 species of locals and migratory birds, including thousands of scarlet ibises, bananaquits, mockingbirds, oriole, kingbirds, parakeets, sandpipers, plovers, ducks, herons, egrets, cormorants, spoonbills, frigate, pelicans, hawks and ospreys.

 

 

 

 

RUFRESECENT RED HERON

 

East of the country, the second largest delta in South America after the Amazon’s, the Orinoco Delta teems with toucans, parrots, ibises  and macaws.