|# Excl Vagrants*:||55|
|# 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.