SURINAME November 2011
Sheridan Coffey and myself visited North/central Suriname from November 09 - 16, 2011 - on the way we spent a day touring Curacao in the Dutch Antilles; click on the links below to see a selection of birds we enjoyed at each locality:
Curacao; we rented a car for one day and birded around our hotel (SW Willemstad) and west to Christoffel National Park.
Paramaribo and nearby locations: a day at each end of the trip; west to Waag Naar Zee and east to Peperpot.
Northern Savannas: one-and-a-half days, plus a few hours after Brownsberg; white sand savannas and adjacent riparian forest at, south, and east of the International Airport.
Brownsberg: three and a half days; the 450m-elevation Brownsberg Plataeu plus the entrance road up from the lowlands.
We also saw six of the eight species of monkey known from Suriname (and heard a 7th - Guianan Spider Monkey); here are photos (of greatly varying quality - wild monkeys are tough to photograph!) of them:
Yellow- (Golden-) handed Tamarin
Guianan Red Howler Monkey
Bearded (Black) Saki
Golden- (White-) faced Saki
(Guianan) Weeper Capuchin
(Guianan) Squirrel Monkey