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MAHAICONY RIVER

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# Species*:16
# Excl Vagrants*:16
# Endemics*:0
# Near Endemics*:0
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Riverine forest

ABOUT THE BIRDING

The Mahaicony River is worth a short stop en route back from the Abary River delta. A side road paralleling the river gives good vantage to look for riverine specialties. The primary target species is Hoatzin, which can be seen perching near the river. Other possibilities are Masked Duck and Green-and-rufous Kingfisher. The nearby sugarcane fields are a good place to look for Long-winged Harrier.

Hope Beach is located en route to the Abary River. The mudflats there are a good place to look for Scarlet Ibis as well as various other herons and shorebirds.a Also located en route is the Mahaicony River. It's possible to arrange a boat trip up the river or the river edge can be birded by following a side road that parallels the river. The river edge is a good place to find the strangely bizarre Hoatzin, a common bird of the Amazon Basin.

LOCATION OF SITE

The Mahaicony River flows into the Pacific Ocean east of Georgetown. It is reached by driving about 45 minutes eastward from Georgetown along the Coastal Highway.