Tour E: Paria – 5 days

Birding Eastern Venezuela in state Sucre

Day 1: Our bilingual guide will pick us up at Carupano airport. From there we drive to Vuelta Larga Lodge, where we will stay the next three nights.
After a briefing we will drive from the lodge to the farm “Finca Vuelta Larga” and will stay there and bird for the rest of the day. One of our highlights will be the endemic Crimson hooded Manakin. We will see different antbird species, tanagers and birds of pray and it one of the best areas to see little Cockoo in Venezuela
Overnight at Vuelta Larga lodge
Day 2: After an early breakfast we will drive for one hour to a mountain which is called the Cerro Humo. Here we will look for all kind of birds. Some of the highlights are endemics like Handsome Fruiteater and Scissor tailed Hummingbird
Overnight at Vuelta Larga lodge

Day 2: After an early breakfast we will drive for one hour to a mountain which is called the Cerro Humo. Here we will look for all kind of birds. Some of the highlights are endemics like Handsome Fruiteater and Scissor tailed Hummingbird
Overnight at Vuelta Larga lodge

Day 3: In the morning we will drive to the coast. There we take a boat and we drive along the mangroves. In the mangroves we look for Silvered, Black throated and Jet Antbird. In this area we will find the Rufous Crab Hawk. After a lunch at the Tierra Firme we drive to the Oilcave, which is at Caripe. Here we will have an excellent look at the Cave to see and listen to the thousands of Oilbirds which live here!
Overnight at Vuelta Larga lodge

Day 4: Here we will take the hole day to observe se Avifauna at “Finca vuelta Larga” we will fill our lists with forest species and also with Llanos species in the savannas. At the lagoon of vuelta Larga we also will see some turtles and caimans

Day 5: After breakfast and a short birding around the lodge we will drive to the airport and have the possibility to conect to the Canaima nationl park, to the beautyful west Venezuela birding sides or to the international Airport

Highlights
Vuelta Larga area:
Russet-throated Puffbird, Pygmy Kingfisher, Cream-colored Woodpecker, Jet and Silvered Antbird, Lance-tailed and Crimson-hooded Manakin, Cinnamon Attila, Little Cuckoo

Cueva de Guacharo and Turimiquire cloudforest areas:
Oilbirds, Venezuelan Parakeets, Green Hermit, Venezuelan Sylph, White-tipped Qutzal, Groove-billed Toucanet, White-throated Barbtail, Gutulated Foliage-gleaner, Crested Spinetail, Handsome Fruiteater, Venezuelan Flower-piercer,  Venezuelan Flycatcher, Ochre-breasted Brush-finch, Orange-crowned Oriole.

Cerro de Humo area:
Little Tinamou, Scissor-tailed Hummingbird, White tipped Sabrewing, Paria Barbtail, Handsome Fruiteater, Paria Whitestart, Black-faced Antthrush (with a diffrent call as elsewhere) and Slate-crowned Antpitta (song mainly in rainy season and then very responsive to playback)
Imformation: Please ask specific for the destinations in your itinerary if you are on a roundtrip to Venezuela, because depending on the time you stay in Sucre  and the local situation in the area (roads to Cerro Humo, etc), not all areas can be visited!

Includes: Bilingual guide, Transportation from Carupano, Lodging, two meals a day except the first and the last day, nationalpark entrance, cooling box full with ice.

Manakin by Joe Klaiber ©

Chachalaca by Joe Klaiber ©

Jet Antbird by Joe Klaiber ©

Blue-black Grosbeak by Joe Klaiber ©

Birds in Venezuela