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ABARY RIVER

GUYANA
LOCALE

# Species*:55
# Excl Vagrants*:55
# Endemics*:0
# Near Endemics*:1
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Lowland forest, mangroves, fields, sugarcane plantations

ABOUT THE BIRDING

The Abary River delta is an excellent birding locale where coastal specialty birds are most easily seen. A relatively short, flat trail leads from a pullover off the coastal highway to coastal mangroves where the endangered Rufous Crab-Hawk is reliably found. En route the trail follows the edge of a dry woodland area with fields and cultivated areas on the other side. Coastal specialties often seen in the open woodland and coastal plain along the trail include White-bellied and White-barred Piculets, Blood-colored Woodpecker, Spotted Tody-Flycatcher, Northern Scrub-Flycatcher and Great-billed Seed-Finch. Across the coastal highway from the beginning of the trail and areas en route are extensively planted with sugar cane where Long-winged Harrier is commonly seen.

LOCATION OF SITE

The Abary River is reached by driving east from Georgetown along the Coastal Highway for about 1½ hours.