The Guianan Shield Endemics!

An Avid Birding Expedition

Blood-colored Woodpecker 1

The Guianan Shield Endemics!


$ 5400


12 Days



Group Size

Up 8 Guest


3.726 mdpl

The Guianan Shield Endemics!

Guyana really does offer something special — a small South American country nestled on the Atlantic Coast east of Venezuela and west of Suriname, it is one of the last unexplored wild places on earth yet offers incredible access into a great variety of pristine habitats. It is also a land of great contrasts as you leave behind the coastal city of Georgetown travelling into the interior, over vast unspoilt forests and incredible isolated waterfalls. The lure of Guyana is its true wilderness and amazing wildlife with man sought-after species easier to see here than in any of the surrounding countries. We have worked hard to offer the most complete itinerary available, which includes all the top sites visited by other companies, and most importantly highly favoured rarities such as Orange-Breasted Falcon, Red and Black Grosbeak, Guianan Red Cotinga, Rufous-winged Ground-Cuckoo, Crimson Fruitcrow, Rufous Potoo, White-winged Potoo, Harpy Eagle, Crested Doradito, Bearded Tachuri, Sun Parakeet, Red Siskin, Rio Branco Antbird and Hoary-throated Spinetail. We only use the very best local guides and you can rest assured that your money will go to help Guianan-owned lodges and local communities. If you want to see the Guianan Shield Endemics including the Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock, cotingas, parrots, macaws and the bizarre Capuchinbird and an endless supply of mouth-watering species then this could be your best trip ever! We offer the No. 1 trip to this fabulous country.

The list of target species including Guianan Shield Endemics:

Sun Parakeet

Harpy Eagle

Red Siskin


Guianan Toucannet

Blood-coloured Woodpecker

Crimson Fruitcrow

Rufous Crab Hawk

White-winged Potoo

Guianan Red Cotinga

Crested Doradito

Red-and-black Grosbeak

Bearded Tachuri

Pompadour Cotinga

Sharp-tailed Ibis

White-naped Xenopsaris

Green Aracari

Spotted Puffbird

Black Curassow

Rufous-winged Ground Cuckoo

Hoary-throated Spinetail

Rio Branco Antbird

White-bellied Piculet

Crestless Curassow

Guianan Shiffornis

Olive-green Tyrannulet

Rufous Potoo

Guianan Puffbird

Orange-breasted Falcon

Red-fan Parrot

Black Nunbird

Blue-cheeked Parrot

Fiery-tailed Awlbill

Red-billed Woodcreeper

Blue-backed Tanager

Grey-winged Trumpeter


Today, it will be an early start in 4x4 vehicles for a 30-minute drive to the lek of the Guianan Cock of-the-Rock where we'll have our second chance to see this beautiful bird. Hopefully having seen the bird well, we will continue to Surama Eco-Lodge, birding on the way. We plan to arrive at the lodge for lunch and a well-deserved cold beer or cold drink of your choice. Birds in the forest on our return walk may include the shy Rufous-winged Ground-Cuckoo and Rufous-throated Antbird. After lunch, we'll bird along the forest edges and visit nearby roosts of a Great Potoo. We may find Little Chachalaca, Grassland Sparrow, Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch, Forest Elaenia, White-throated Toucan, and Fork-tailed Palm-Swift Finch’s Euphonia and time permitting we will try for the Ocellated Crake. At dusk, White-tailed Nightjar, Least Nighthawk, Lesser Nighthawk, Tropical and Tawny-bellied Screech-Owls will be quite likely.

Night at Surama Eco-Lodge. (B, L, D)

General Information

Tour cost includes:

  • All airport transfers on Day 1 and day 14
  • Double, Twin or single accommodation
  • Meals as listed on the Itinerary as (B, L, D)
  • Snacks and water daily
  • All road and river transfers
  • Internal flights in Guyana
  • Activities as described on the itinerary
  • Local guides
  • 14% VAT
  • Iwokrama Forest User Fee
  • Iwokrama Canopy Walkway fee
  • Local Tour Leader
  • Kaieteur National Park fee

Not Included:

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • International flights
  • Visa (if needed)
  • Emergency evacuation insurance
  • Gratuity or tips

Insurance: The purchase of trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended. Ron Allicock Birding Tours (RABT) cannot accept liability for airline cancellations or delays or penalties incurred by the purchase of non-refundable airline tickets or other expenses incurred by tour participants in preparing for this tour.

 Travel Planning: You are responsible for arranging your flights to and from Georgetown. It is always good to arrive in good time for a rest before early morning departure on day two. So, plan to arrive in Georgetown in good time.

 Notice: Please be advised all customers must provide us with body weights of passengers booked to travel on tour in Guyana for all internal flights. Failure to provide us with this information or the incorrect information can cause delays to flights and inconvenience to other passengers and in some cases either passengers and/or luggage being taken off the flight. To ensure a tour that is enjoyable and hassle free, it is imperative that passengers provide us with this information. We appreciate some people are sensitive about providing their body weights, but all customers and their baggage are weighed at check-in. This is a procedure by the airline to ensure that the weight of the load is within the payload limit for the aircraft, and neither they nor Ron Allicock Birding Tours (RABT) will compromise on safety. All passengers are subject to removal of themselves or luggage from the flight if they are over the weight they provided and/or over the baggage allowance. Passengers are advised to provide a body weight with clothing similar to that which they would expect to travel in on the flight. Ron Allicock Birding Tours (RABT) cannot be held responsible for any passenger denied boarding or luggage not transported if they are over the weight provided. Again, weights supplied are provided to the airline in advance to ensure the flight is within the allowable payload.

Important to note:

Please be advised that all tour participants must provide us with the following information upon confirming you booking.

  1. Your Name in full as is on your passport
  2. Passport numbers
  3. Date of expiry
  4. Date of Birth
  5. Sex (M or F)
  6. Nationality
  7. Rooming preference
  8. Dietary preference
  9. Health Status – Medication, allergies etc.
  10. Body weight
  11. Any other special request

Packing for travel:

Internal Flights – BAGGAGE: Please ensure that you pack wisely and do not bring anything that is unnecessary on the tour. You will be weighed for before the charter flights inclusive of your day pack, binoculars, camera equipment and scopes etc. A total of 25kg for main luggage and a 5kg carry on day pack is permitted. Your main luggage will be collected from the hotel on the afternoon before your charter flight and will be transferred by vehicle to Iwokrama River Lodge where it will arrive before your arrival the following day. The return flight is on a bigger aircraft so your luggage will return on the same flight but please note that there are no overhead lockers on the flight for this sector so your hand luggage must be kept to a minimal and held on your lap in the plane.

  • Immigration: Please treat immigration checks as international standards e.g., no liquid, bug spray, cream etc. etc.
  • Body Weight: Your body weight includes your camera, binoculars, and scope. You stand on the scale with you day kit.
  • Water: There is a problem with plastic bottles at the lodges, so we encourage you to please walk with your water bottle to be refilled at the lodges with clean filtered water. We try as much as possible to avoid taking too much plastic bottles with us. However, bottle water is provided on extended day trips along with some, diet coke, soda drinks and juice. Water will always be available for you on the tour.
  • Weather: 100% humidity, a small umbrella and a poncho is recommended, and for your equipment, please bring protective gears for them. You will never be cold in Guyana, no need to bring cold clothing.
  • Clothing & footwear: Light material clothing that can dry quickly, long sleeve, shirt and trousers for trail walks and tour activities. No brightly colored clothing, you must bring clothing that blends with the forest. Ankle height hiking boots and sneakers, with socks, willies are optional but not necessary depending on the time of year as well.
  • Electricity: All our lodges are equipped with solar power, with the standard USA outlets, however, when not using please switch off your lights or unplug your equipment from the electrical outlet to save the batteries.
  • Trail Walks: For extended period of tour activities, we recommend that you bring a 3-legged stool for you to sit on, because our tour excursions include standing for long hours, to avoid that you can bring your own stool.
  • Bird Checklist: We will provide you with an electronic copy of our bird checklist, the list includes birds we have seen on previous tours. If you are a keep lister, please print and bring your own copy of the checklist. We normally do the checklist at the end of the day before dinner.
  • Playback device: Playback is used at minimal on our tours, we only use it when it is absolutely necessary. We work hard so that our company is ethical and conservation minded, in this regards we maintain wildlife ethics and support conservation efforts. Our guides are well trained and will be able to make decisions as to when playback is necessary, especially for the more difficult birds, such as Antwrens, Antshrikes, Antpitta,etc.

Tour Guides at the Lodges: Apart from our tour leader, you will have a designated tour guide at every eco lodge that you visit. These guides are well trained in conducting a guided tour and we ask that you use their service to your advantage.

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