RUPUNUNI RIVER VALLEY
|# Excl Vagrants:||365|
|# Near Endemics:||1|
|Habitat: Riverine forest, river|
ABOUT THE BIRDING
The Rupununi River is a flat-water river between Karanambu Ranch and Ginep Landing. Numerous birds typical of river and riverine forest can be seen along the river. Many are widely distributed aquatic species such as Capped Heron Cocoi Heron, and Fasciated Tiger-Heron. The oddly shaped near endemic Capuchinbird is sometimes seen flying across the river. Sungrebe is fairly common for those keeping a sharp eye out for this secretive species. Pied Plover and Large-billed Tern are usually seen during a boat transfer to or from Karanambu. The fairly ubiquitous Swallow-wing is usually perched in treetops along the river, and Bare-necked Fruitcrow is sometimes present as well. It's always possible to see Giant Otter and Neotropical Otter in the river as well as Tree Boas on trees along the river bank. The latter are most commonly seen after dark using a spotlight.
LOCATION OF SITE
The Rupununi River is a tributary that merges with the Kwitaro River to form the Essequibo River. The stretch of river between Ginep Landing and Karanambu Ranch is used to transport guests to and from the ranch. Visitors are transported to or from Ginep Landing by road, which can be arranged at Rock View Lodge.