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IRENG RIVER

GUYANA
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# Species*:130
# Excl Vagrants*:130
# Endemics*:0
# Near Endemics*:10
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Riverine forest, river

ABOUT THE BIRDING

Boat trips along the Ireng River and its tributary, the Rio Takatu, have two primary target birds as their objective. These are the Hoary Spinetail and Rio Branco Antbird, both Guianan endemics and both highly localized in distribution. These two species are fairly reliably found along the Rio Takatu, though in slightly different habitats. A guide is essential for finding them.

Other birds of interest that can be seen along the river include Capped Heron, Sungrebe, Sunbittern, Tepui Swift, Ruby-topaz Hummingbird, Guianan Slaty-Antshrike, Guianan Warbling Antbird, Guianan Gnatcatcher, Neotropical River Warbler, and a wide variety of other more widely distributed tropical birds.

LOCATION OF SITE

The Ireng River forms the border between Guyana and neighboring Brazil. It is accessible from the Guyana side south of Lethem, located on the border with Brazil. Boat tours along the Ireng River south from Lethem and its tributary, the Rio Takatu, can be arranged through the manager of Dadanawa Ranch.