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The Following Reports are available from Venezuela:
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Isla de Margerita (Venezuela) March 19 - April 2 2009

  • Around the hotel I saw Yellow-shouldered Parrot – a Parrot in danger of being extinct. Another species was Buffy Hummingbird and also Glaucous Tanager was seen most days...Jan Landsverke reports.

North-Eastern Venezuela March 2007

  • We found two species of antpitta this morning: a handsome chestnut-crowned that came right in and sat singing very close to us and a very hard to see slate-crowned, that perched on a low branch...Didier Godreau reports.

Isla Margarita - Venezuela March 27th-April 3rd 2006

  • In need of a week’s break we plumped for the limited avian delights of Isla Margarita, Venezuela and were pleasantly surprised by the island’s overall attractiveness, the variety of habitats and relative abundance of other wildlife, especially butterflies...Mark and Sandra Denis report

Black Nightjar

Northern and Eastern Venezuela 2nd-16th July 2005

  • This is a report on a birding trip we made to Venezuela, focusing mainly on sites in the east of the country but also a couple of key sites in the northern coastal cordillera...Richard Rae and Dave Lowe report.

Handsome Fruiteater

Venezuela - La Escalera and the western areas May 29 - June 11, 2005

  • Our trip was oriented around trying to find as many endemics as we could, but not necessarily as many species as we could. In the end I saw 413 species and heard another 36. This included 20 endemics...Adding in what others saw ... we finished up with nearly 500 species anyway. Pretty awesome for just 2 weeks!..Ron Hoff reports

Isla de Margarita, Venezuela 2nd – 16th March 2005

  • The Venezuelan island of Margarita lies 14 miles north of Venezuela in the southern Caribbean Sea. We found it to be very much part of, and heavily reliant upon, Venezuela. It is Spanish a speaking island, and Latin-American rather than Caribbean in culture...Alan Miller reports.

Venezuela November 2004

  • Venezuela is currently one of the most accessible countries of South America and holds a good proportion of the region's avifauna. Venezuela has everything a birder could want: a rich avifauna, a well-illustrated new guide, ample and diverse habitats and modern facilities. Venezuela is one of the countries with most bird species on Earth...Jan Vermeulen reports

Venezuela (Caracas to Merida.) 4-18 September 2004

  • Highlights included such fantastic species as Scallop-breasted Antpitta, a bird so rare and little-known that David believes that only a few dozen other birders worldwide have seen this species.  Other major successes included Helmeted Curassow, Plain-flanked Rail, Rusty-flanked Crake, Handsome Fruiteater, Great Antpitta, Mérida and Caracas Tapaculos, Rufous-cheeked Tanager and Tocuyo Sparrow...Gruff Dodd reports

Venezuelan N/NW Specialities Aug/Sept 2003

  • This trip focused on Venezuelan (VE) endemics and what we came to call ‘Functional Endemics’ that only occur in VE and in inaccessible (due to guerilla activity) parts of NE Colombia. Since the 2 segments of the trip were rather different, logistics will be mentioned separately. VE is a true pleasure to travel in, with a well-developed infrastructure and extremely friendly people...Joe Thompson reports.

Eastern Venezuela 14 - 30 December 2002

  • This report covers a 16-day trip to Eastern Venezuela taken by Ignace Ledegen, Bert Hoeybergs, Filiep 't Jollyn and David Van den Schoor.  Our main aim was to see as many birds as possible and as many of the accessible tepui endemic as possible....David Van den Schoor reports.

Venezuela July-August 2002

  • In July and August 2002 we made what was for both of us our first visit to Venezuela.  We had three and a half weeks in total and managed to cover a good proportion of the sites throughout the country, omitting only the Llanos and Amazonas amongst major areas....Simon Allen and Mike Catsis report.

Venezuela, (Bolívar and Monagas States)

  • Venezuela is currently one of the most accessible countries of South America and holds a good proportion of the region's avifauna. Birdlife in Venezuela is prolific with more than 1360 species recorded, which is only exceeded by the number of species to be found in Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil. Few countries however have Venezuela's major advantage - a good illustrated field guide which allows the visiting birding enthusiast to identify most of what he sees...Jan Vermeulen reports

Venezuela 1998, 1997, 1995, 1994

  • Here are summaries of John van der Woude's reports of his independent trips to this highly varied country. The reports cover most of the country: Andes, Northeast, Henri Pittier NP, Falcon, Junglaven (Amazonas), Llanos, Southeast (Bolivar).



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Some Useful bird books for Venezuela:
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Birds of Venezuela
Steven Hilty: Buy from or

  • This book will surely become the definitive guide to Venezuela, with over 1300 species illustrated and expertly described. Accurate range maps are complemented by detailed notes on identification, similar species, voice, behavior, status and habitat. A comprehensive introduction includes a photographic guide to the main habitat types plus sections on migration and National Parks.

Birds of Northern South America: An Identification Guide: v. 2 (Plates and Maps)
Cemencia Rodner et al: Buy from or

  • The most important book to be published about South American birds for years. It features ALL the 2308 bird species of Ecuador, Columbia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and Trinidad & Tobago plus their ranges were they overlap into the Amazon Basin, thus becoming one of the few guides that illustrates many of the birds of Northern Brazil. This volume features all the illustrations (including known sub-species) and maps. (656 pages)

Birds of Northern South America: An Identification Guide: v. 1 (Species accounts)
Cemencia Rodner et al: Buy from or

  • The sister volume to the above fieldguide featuring the species accounts for all the birds. (880 pages)

Where to Watch Birds in South America
Nigel Wheatley: Buy from or

  • Covers over 200 sites in the continent of South America. An introduction includes, general travel information as well as details of habitat and bird diversity. The site accounts cover the places to go, and the birds to look for when there.

Birding in Venezuela
Mary Lou Goodwin: Buy from or

  • A completely revised and up-dated edition of the acclaimed Audubon Guide. Includes all you need to know about visiting the main Venezuelan locations for observing birds, including how to get to the sites, lodging, list of species in the area and maps.

Neotropical Rainforest Mammals
Louise H. Emmons, Francois Feer (Illustrator): Buy from or

  • A field guide to the marvellously diverse creatures of the rainforest, this book includes information on 226 species. It identifies characteristics, similar species, vocalization, behaviour and natural history, geographic range, conservation status, local names and literature references.

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Lonely Planet Venezuela
Krzyszlof Dydynski: Buy from or

  • This travel guide illustrates a variety of landscapes, from the snow-capped Andes to the Amazon wilderness and 3000km of Caribbean coastline. Extensive coverage of national parks is included, as are details on transport options and directions.


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Chris Sharpe's Birds and Birding in Venezuela is the first port of call for information on Venezuela's birds. This is a non-commercial site being developed as a resource for ornithologists, birders and curious ecologically-minded visitors alike.

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