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Guyana bird watching, with over 800 native species

Guyana has more than 800 species of birds and the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce and the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) are actively promoting the development of birding tourism in the country.November is being identified as Tourism Awareness Month and, as part of a series of activities, the authorities have conducted a birding tour of the Botanical Gardens by ornithologists from the Guyana Tropical Birds Society.The Kaieteur News reported that the Botanical Gardens have a recorded 179 different species of birds, some of which are endemic to the Guiana Shield. These include the Blood-coloured Woodpecker and the Festival parrot, macaws, limpkins and the black-capped donacobius.The Botanical Gardens, located in the capital city of Georgetown, is one among five locations in the world with such a high bird population. (via
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