Guyana | Ron Allicock Birding Tours | 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 many sought after species easier to see here than any of the surrounding countries.

For birders, Guyana has over 815 migrant and resident bird species for visitors to see. Whether you are a beginner or keen birder, watching spectacular species of birds freely flying overhead and whistle will be an unforgettable experience. From the range of parrots, toucans, the harpy eagle, Guiana Cock-of-the-Rock, Blood-Coloured Woodpecker, Crimson Fruit crow, and the Elusive Rufus-Winged Ground-Cuckoo, Guyana is indeed a bird paradise and a place where birders should always visit

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.

Top Five Birds

  1. The Rufous-winged Ground Cuckoo
  2. Crimson Fruitcrow
  3. White-winged Potoo
  4. Sun Parakeet
  5. Red Siskin


At Terra Incognita we support tours that do good in the world. They must help to conserve the environment, support local people, and educate their guests. Here’s what Ron Allicock from Ron Allicock Birding Tours said to us…

What conservation activities do you support through the tour, and your wider operations?

We use only Eco Lodges, and work with the local communities in every aspect of our tours. We learn, we teach and we educate people at every opportunity. We do not only focus on birding, but also on wildlife and environmental protection. We include the locals from indigenous communities, road users, (drivers) hunters and wildlife traders, they need to be educate about the importance of protecting our wildlife and their habitats.

How does the tour support local people?

Local people are supported by being involved in what we do, it creates an opportunity for learning, caring and sharing while also offers economic benefit.

What type of environmental education activities do you incorporate into your tour?

We include some wildlife research, protection of habitats including the Rainforest and Savannah and the unique Eco systems we have in Guyana.


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