Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Iwokrama Canopy Walkway is a series of suspension bridges and decks of up to 30 metres in height and 154 metres in length, located in the Iwokrama Forest. It gives visitors a new view of the mid and upper canopy of the forest and allows wildlife to be relatively free from human intrusion which is a great lookout for birds.

The canopy walkway also serves as a great lookout point for the Maipa mountain range and on the trail to the walkway visitors can observe a rock with petroglyphs (rock carving) and a strangler fig tree, both of which have interesting stories.





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The Coastal Plain 
Extending from Venezuela in the west to Suriname in the east, Guyana has more than two hundred miles of Atlantic Coastline which is home to ninety percent of Guyana’s population although most of this region is below sea level.
            The coastlands can be divided into three general habitats: coastal forest and mangrove; cultivated lands; and populated areas. The seashore at low tide also accommodates many migrant species after their long journey from other regions of the Neotropics.
            Eighty percent of Guyana's 83,000 sq miles is covered with tropical rainforest. It is geographically linked to the great Amazon River basin and therefore, shares the spectacular avifauna of this region. Birds are by far the most visible of the fauna of the rainforest, and they add a welcome and diverse splash of colour and sound to this environment.

   Bird watching is an attraction in many countries on the South American continent and the Caribbean and draws small groups of avid birdwatchers and those wanting to get involved in a worthwhile past-time.
            For many, Guyana is seen as a birding paradise as it is geographically part of the Neotropics, an area which includes Central America, the Caribbean and Northern South America, and which accounts for a quarter of the world’s bird species.
            Birdwatchers are given several easy options when birding in Guyana, since the country is divided into three distinct areas, the Coastlands, the Rainforest and the Savannahs. Each of the three natural regions offers distinctly different habitats with its own diverse array of species. Without much effort, several species of these feathered creatures can be seen in the capital city, Georgetown.