Birding Information

Birdlife International Bird Links to the World
Their site provides a map and covers number of bird species and endemics plus a checklist, general country information, general web pages, bird pictures, and birding and individual trip reports

This site was set-up with the aim of spreading information about birds and bird conservation issues in Venezuela, as well as tips for those who might want to visit the country.

Where Do You Want to Go Birding Today
Tina MacDonald's excellent site contains links to Venezuela birding hotspots, trip reports, checklist and maps, information on endemic and endangered birds, links to rare bird information local events and festivals, and information on tours/guides and accommodations.

Tours & Guides

Arrasari Trek
A Venezuela tour company specializing in adventure and nature travel. They offer birding tours from the Llanos to the Andes and around Merida.

Birding in Venezuela
Since 1995 Joe Klaiber, originally from Germany, has worked with tourists, photographers, botanists and ornithologists as well as The German Institute for Bird Research, World Wildlife Fund, and for Audubon guides. The main places where he offers his services for small groups of 8 or solo birders are the Andes, Los Llanos, Catatumbo Delta and Henry Pitier and Tama National Park. He and his wife also run a quest house in Mérida.

Borderland Tours
Borderland Tours was founded in 1980 to provide well-organized tours to premier birding and natural history destinations, primarily in North and South America. It offers tours to Andes & Llanos and Rancho Grande & Gran Sabana in some years.

Field Guides
Field Guides has been operating high-quality birding tours since 1985 from its headquarters in Austin, Texas.

Free Living
A list of British birding tour companies and the time of year of their Venezuela bird tours.

Tropical Birding
A new company of professional and enthusiastic leaders based in Ecuador that run birding tours and bird photography workshops. 5% of profit from the Tropical Birding tours goes directly into conservation projects in Important Bird Areas around the world.

Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT)
Founded in 1974, it is now the largest company in the world specializing in birding tours.

All WINGS leaders have varied interests in natural history and other more or less closely related fields, but the timing and itinerary of our trips are dictated almost entirely by ornithological considerations.


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