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Important Bird Areas

The Important Bird Areas (IBA) program was initiated in Guyana by the Guyana Amazon Tropical Bird Society (GATBS), which seeks to identify key bird habitats as a step toward their conservation. 

Partnering with GATBS, to date RLI has supported trips to Quatata Village; at the confluence of the Ireng and Takutu Rivers; and the villages of Moco Moco and Karasabai.

The trip report is still being completed by GATBS, but we can confidently state that an outcome is 3 new proposed Important Bird Areas for Region 9: 1) a Sun Conure site in Karasabai; 2) at the river confluence, the Rio Branco Antbird and the Hoary Throated Spinetail (with wild horses seen grazing at the same site); and 3) in Yupukari, where the Crested Doradito has been watched by a local bird guide for the last 2 years.