Bird assessments


The bird assessments are short trips of about five days, to explore little known locations of Venezuela and sometimes require camping, hiking or boat trips.


This program started in July 2004 at the Sierra de Lajas, in the Perijá Mountains. In August 2004 we visited the Venezuelan-Brazilian border west of Santa Elena de Uairen and in another trip the southern Orinoco Delta, in the newly open northern road of Rio Grande.


In 2005, we visited the Venezuelan-Brazil border again and collected interesting information about the altitudinal distribution of several bird species in the Pacaraima Mountains. Also, we visited the Turimiquire Mountains and found a population of Urich’s Tyrannulet.


In 2006 we focused in the Capuana region of the Orinoco River, up-dating the knowledge of the avifauna of the middle-Orinoco and gathering information about the little known Orinoco Softtail.


These trips ssometimes require 4-wheel drive, mule ride, boat trip, walking in mud and tenting, but the reward is a tremendous oportunity to see little knows species.


Please, refer to the tours & trips column for more information of these bird assessments.