Region (Compass)

Lat:00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl 
Protected/registered status 
Best Time for visit (August, 2005)


Birding Site Guide

The Rio Mamore can be easily visited from Trinidad by public transport. You can take a motorbike taxi (Bs20) or a communal taxi (Bs10 per person) from where the anillo meets the road out to the river. Once at the river where boats take cars accross, tell someone "Quiero pasear en bote" and they will find Juan the boatman and his frilly, pink boat. He charges Bs50 per hour regardless of the number of people. We took a 2 hour trip up river and back. I saw many waterbirds including Orinoco Goose, Black Skimmer, 2 species of terns and Roseate Spoonbill. The main attraction though are the pink river dolphins which may prove to be a Bolivian endemic species. A lake on the way to the river had ducks and waders including White-backed Stilt. Chestnut-fronted Macaw and White-eyed Parakeets roost in Trinidad plaza. Many waterbirds can be seen along the first stretch of the road north from the statue of a guy with 2 bulls on the anillo in Trini. Laguna Suarez, 20 minutes south of Trinidad, is good for waterbirds and Blue-and-yellow Macaw can also be seen. I saw 67 species including lifers. 

Species seen 

  • Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus Photographed
  • Cocoi Heron Ardea cocoi
  • Great Egret Ardea alba
  • Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  • Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
  • Jabiru Jabiru mycteria
  • Green Ibis Mesembrinibis cayennensis Possibly seen
  • Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja Photographed
  • Southern Screamer Chauna torquata
  • Orinoco Goose Neochen jubata Near-threatened Photographed
  • Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  • Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  • Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  • Snail Kite Rostrhamus sociabilis
  • Great Black-Hawk Buteogallus urubitinga
  • Savanna Hawk Buteogallus meridionalis
  • Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris
  • Southern Caracara Caracara plancus
  • Aplomado Falcon Falco femoralis
  • Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinica
  • Wattled Jacana Jacana jacana
  • White-backed Stilt Himantopus melanurus
  • Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis
  • Collared Plover Charadrius collaris
  • Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
  • Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos Photographed
  • Yellow-billed Tern Sterna superciliaris Photographed
  • Large-billed Tern Phaetusa simplex Photographed
  • Black Skimmer Rynchops niger Photographed
  • Rock Pigeon Columba livia Introduced species
  • Picui Ground-Dove Columbina picui
  • Chestnut-fronted Macaw Ara severa
  • White-eyed Parakeet Aratinga leucophthalmus
  • Dusky-headed Parakeet Aratinga weddellii Possibly seen
  • Blue-winged Parrotlet Forpus xanthopterygius
  • Yellow-chevroned Parakeet Brotogeris chiriri
  • Greater Ani Crotophaga major
  • Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani
  • Guira Cuckoo Guira guira
  • Glittering-bellied Emerald Chlorostilbon aureoventris
  • Glittering-throated Emerald Polyerata fimbriata
  • Ringed Kingfisher Ceryle torquatus
  • Amazon Kingfisher Chloroceryle amazona Photographed
  • Chestnut-eared Aracari Pteroglossus castanotis
  • Crimson-crested Woodpecker Campephilus melanoleucos Possibly seen
  • Rufous Hornero Furnarius rufus
  • Large Elaenia Elaenia spectabilis Possibly seen
  • Yellow-bellied Elaenia Elaenia flavogaster Possibly seen
  • Common Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum
  • Black-backed Water-Tyrant Fluvicola albiventer
  • Cattle Tyrant Machetornis rixosus
  • Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
  • Boat-billed Flycatcher Megarynchus pitangua
  • Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis
  • Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus
  • Brown-chested Martin Progne tapera
  • Gray-breasted Martin Progne chalybea
  • White-winged Swallow Tachycineta albiventer
  • Southern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx ruficollis
  • Sayaca Tanager Thraupis sayaca
  • Palm Tanager Thraupis palmarum
  • Purple-throated Euphonia Euphonia chlorotica
  • Double-collared Seedeater Sporophila caerulescens
  • Saffron Finch Sicalis flaveola
  • Shiny Cowbird Molothrus bonariensis
  • Venezuelan Troupial Icterus icterus
  • House Sparrow Passer domesticus Introduced species

Other Fauna 

A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 


Author: Charles Hesse