Raleigh Falls / Voltzberg (hotspot) Dutch text English text Vogels in Suriname/Birds in Suriname




A big nature reserve (80,000 ha), far from the coast in lowland rain forest. The Raleighfalls are rapids in the Coppename river and the area has granite outcrops like the Voltzberg (on the photograph). There are accomodations on Fungu island in the Coppename river and reservations can be made with STINASU (foundation for nature preservation in Suriname) or with tour operators. The trip to Fungu island can be made by plane from Paramaribo or by driving 3 hours to Bitagron on the Coppename river and from there 3 hours by boat. A camp can be made at the foot of the Voltzberg, at an hour walk from the main camp, where the forest around the open granite hills is unforgettable.

The area has a bird species count of more than 470 and is by far the richest known in Suriname. The list includes the cock-of-the-rock (a lek with tens of birds near the Voltzberg), many hawks and eagles, 21 macaws and parrots, 24 hummingbirds, many antbirds and flycatchers, 21 tanagers etc. Many species of mammals are also known from the reserve like several spotted cats and 8 primates.

All of the names in the table are linked to pages on this website that describe the bird, and sometimes have one or more photos, sounds or videos of it.
The table was created by J.H. Ribot, with the help of many birders.

Birds in this hotspot
(479 species)
Number of
observations
Great Tinamou81
Cinereous Tinamou69
Little Tinamou50
Red-legged Tinamou10
Variegated Tinamou65
Masked Duck3
Marail Guan32
Spix's Guan30
Blue-throated Piping-Guan86
Variable Chachalaca115
Black Curassow62
Marbled Wood-Quail47
Neotropic Cormorant42
Anhinga28
Rufescent Tiger-Heron13
Fasciated Tiger-Heron9
Agami Heron2
Boat-billed Heron1
Zigzag Heron2
Striated Heron23
Cattle Egret16
Cocoi Heron62
Great Egret9
Capped Heron61
Tricolored Heron1
Snowy Egret5
Little Blue Heron4
Green Ibis26
Wood Stork2
Turkey Vulture24
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture117
Black Vulture97
King Vulture53
Osprey32
White-tailed Kite4
Pearl Kite1
Hook-billed Kite3
Gray-headed Kite5
Swallow-tailed Kite65
Crested Eagle2
Harpy Eagle23
Black Hawk-Eagle9
Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle14
Ornate Hawk-Eagle6
Double-toothed Kite21
Plumbeous Kite51
Tiny Hawk1
Bicolored Hawk1
Crane Hawk1
Rufous Crab-Hawk2
Great Black-Hawk62
Roadside Hawk2
White-tailed Hawk12
White Hawk26
Black-faced Hawk23
Gray-lined Hawk37
Short-tailed Hawk2
Laughing Falcon7
Barred Forest-Falcon22
Lined Forest-Falcon26
Slaty-backed Forest-Falcon15
Collared Forest-Falcon8
Crested Caracara2
Red-throated Caracara141
Black Caracara82
Yellow-headed Caracara2
Bat Falcon73
Orange-breasted Falcon4
Gray-winged Trumpeter53
Gray-necked Wood-Rail3
Russet-crowned Crake5
Sungrebe2
Sunbittern3
Pied Lapwing1
Collared Plover1
Whimbrel1
Spotted Sandpiper70
Greater Yellowlegs2
Lesser Yellowlegs1
Solitary Sandpiper4
Semipalmated Sandpiper1
Wattled Jacana1
Yellow-billed Tern1
Black Skimmer4
Scaled Pigeon38
Pale-vented Pigeon7
Plumbeous Pigeon72
Ruddy Pigeon89
Eared Dove1
White-tipped Dove36
Gray-fronted Dove91
Violaceous Quail-Dove3
Ruddy Quail-Dove23
Common Ground-Dove30
Ruddy Ground-Dove6
Lilac-tailed Parrotlet25
Sapphire-rumped Parrotlet25
Golden-winged Parakeet122
Caica Parrot25
Dusky Parrot76
Blue-headed Parrot123
Blue-cheeked Parrot1
Yellow-crowned Parrot7
Mealy Parrot80
Orange-winged Parrot130
Green-rumped Parrotlet6
Dusky-billed Parrotlet2
Black-headed Parrot46
Red-fan Parrot119
Painted Parakeet100
Brown-throated Parakeet7
Red-bellied Macaw6
Blue-and-yellow Macaw78
Scarlet Macaw144
Red-and-green Macaw111
Chestnut-fronted Macaw57
Red-shouldered Macaw1
White-eyed Parakeet45
Little Cuckoo3
Squirrel Cuckoo102
Black-bellied Cuckoo11
Dark-billed Cuckoo1
Greater Ani8
Smooth-billed Ani21
Tropical Screech-Owl3
Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl11
Vermiculated Screech-Owl1
Crested Owl28
Spectacled Owl42
Mottled Owl1
Black-banded Owl4
Amazonian Pygmy-Owl8
Striped Owl11
Stygian Owl1
Great Potoo16
Common Potoo7
Nacunda Nighthawk2
Lesser Nighthawk7
Short-tailed Nighthawk9
Blackish Nightjar118
Common Pauraque55
Spot-tailed Nightjar1
Ladder-tailed Nightjar22
White-chinned Swift2
White-collared Swift12
Band-rumped Swift89
Chapman's Swift23
Short-tailed Swift10
Fork-tailed Palm-Swift4
Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift35
Crimson Topaz24
White-necked Jacobin37
Rufous-breasted Hermit11
Little Hermit7
Reddish Hermit56
Straight-billed Hermit39
Long-tailed Hermit102
Black-eared Fairy47
White-tailed Goldenthroat3
Green-tailed Goldenthroat23
Fiery-tailed Awlbill3
Ruby-topaz Hummingbird4
Green-throated Mango2
Black-throated Mango23
Tufted Coquette5
Amethyst Woodstar1
Blue-tailed Emerald3
Blue-chinned Sapphire8
Gray-breasted Sabrewing67
Fork-tailed Woodnymph67
Plain-bellied Emerald1
Glittering-throated Emerald5
Rufous-throated Sapphire10
White-chinned Sapphire23
Black-tailed Trogon14
Green-backed Trogon105
Guianan Trogon86
Black-throated Trogon1
Collared Trogon27
Ringed Kingfisher70
Amazon Kingfisher63
Green Kingfisher39
Green-and-rufous Kingfisher17
American Pygmy Kingfisher6
Blue-crowned Motmot88
Brown Jacamar21
Yellow-billed Jacamar38
Green-tailed Jacamar43
Bronzy Jacamar9
Paradise Jacamar25
Great Jacamar27
Guianan Puffbird7
Pied Puffbird32
Spotted Puffbird2
Collared Puffbird4
White-chested Puffbird5
Rusty-breasted Nunlet11
Black Nunbird156
Swallow-winged Puffbird103
Black-spotted Barbet25
White-throated Toucan177
Channel-billed Toucan160
Guianan Toucanet34
Green Aracari72
Black-necked Aracari93
Golden-spangled Piculet16
Yellow-tufted Woodpecker14
Golden-collared Woodpecker33
Yellow-throated Woodpecker63
Golden-green Woodpecker4
Spot-breasted Woodpecker1
Waved Woodpecker47
Chestnut Woodpecker21
Cream-colored Woodpecker7
Ringed Woodpecker11
Lineated Woodpecker52
Red-necked Woodpecker74
Crimson-crested Woodpecker52
Tawny-throated Leaftosser2
Short-billed Leaftosser6
Long-tailed Woodcreeper1
Plain-brown Woodcreeper33
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper74
Cinnamon-throated Woodcreeper12
Amazonian Barred-Woodcreeper29
Black-banded Woodcreeper27
Red-billed Woodcreeper6
Striped Woodcreeper2
Chestnut-rumped Woodcreeper53
Buff-throated Woodcreeper109
Straight-billed Woodcreeper1
Curve-billed Scythebill7
Lineated Woodcreeper11
Plain Xenops43
Rufous-tailed Xenops5
Rufous-rumped Foliage-gleaner35
Cinnamon-rumped Foliage-gleaner14
Rufous-tailed Foliage-gleaner13
Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner11
Olive-backed Foliage-gleaner6
Chestnut-crowned Foliage-gleaner7
Speckled Spinetail3
Yellow-chinned Spinetail1
Plain-crowned Spinetail35
McConnell's Spinetail16
Pale-breasted Spinetail2
Ruddy Spinetail5
Ash-winged Antwren9
Fasciated Antshrike62
Black-throated Antshrike9
Great Antshrike47
Black-crested Antshrike46
Barred Antshrike12
Mouse-colored Antshrike99
Northern Slaty-Antshrike29
Band-tailed Antshrike23
Amazonian Antshrike54
Dusky-throated Antshrike39
Cinereous Antshrike98
Rufous-bellied Antwren26
Spot-winged Antshrike8
Brown-bellied Antwren62
Pygmy Antwren47
Guianan Streaked-Antwren61
White-flanked Antwren85
Long-winged Antwren36
Plain-winged Antwren1
Gray Antwren39
Spot-tailed Antwren24
Todd's Antwren54
Dot-winged Antwren57
Guianan Warbling-Antbird96
Gray Antbird83
Dusky Antbird75
Blackish Antbird4
White-browed Antbird74
Black-chinned Antbird5
Silvered Antbird13
Black-headed Antbird64
Spot-winged Antbird4
Ferruginous-backed Antbird69
Black-throated Antbird4
Wing-banded Antbird4
White-plumed Antbird49
Rufous-throated Antbird53
Spot-backed Antbird18
Common Scale-backed Antbird10
Rufous-capped Antthrush24
Black-faced Antthrush51
Variegated Antpitta15
Spotted Antpitta32
Thrush-like Antpitta88
Chestnut-belted Gnateater3
Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet37
Forest Elaenia33
Yellow-crowned Elaenia15
Yellow-bellied Elaenia9
Small-billed Elaenia1
Rufous-crowned Elaenia1
White-lored Tyrannulet5
Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet34
Yellow Tyrannulet1
Ringed Antpipit23
Guianan Tyrannulet18
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher25
McConnell's Flycatcher18
Sepia-capped Flycatcher5
Short-tailed Pygmy-Tyrant8
Double-banded Pygmy-Tyrant17
Helmeted Pygmy-Tyrant41
Boat-billed Tody-Tyrant19
Smoky-fronted Tody-Flycatcher2
Spotted Tody-Flycatcher1
Common Tody-Flycatcher49
Painted Tody-Flycatcher11
Olivaceous Flatbill2
Yellow-olive Flycatcher8
Yellow-margined Flycatcher13
Gray-crowned Flycatcher15
Cinnamon-crested Spadebill1
Golden-crowned Spadebill8
White-crested Spadebill2
Royal Flycatcher9
Bran-colored Flycatcher2
Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher30
Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher10
Cinnamon Tyrant-Manakin1
Cliff Flycatcher46
Euler's Flycatcher8
Tropical Pewee1
Long-tailed Tyrant10
Piratic Flycatcher35
Rusty-margined Flycatcher85
Dusky-chested Flycatcher3
Great Kiskadee41
Lesser Kiskadee14
Yellow-throated Flycatcher28
Boat-billed Flycatcher27
Sulphury Flycatcher2
Variegated Flycatcher2
White-throated Kingbird1
Tropical Kingbird120
Fork-tailed Flycatcher6
Gray Kingbird7
Grayish Mourner43
Todd's Sirystes9
Dusky-capped Flycatcher6
Short-crested Flycatcher74
Brown-crested Flycatcher2
Rufous-tailed Flatbill1
Cinnamon Attila5
Bright-rumped Attila65
Guianan Red-Cotinga1
Guianan Cock-of-the-rock94
Crimson Fruitcrow7
Purple-throated Fruitcrow69
Capuchinbird33
Purple-breasted Cotinga2
Spangled Cotinga26
Screaming Piha174
White Bellbird5
Pompadour Cotinga14
Bare-necked Fruitcrow6
Tiny Tyrant-Manakin33
Blue-backed Manakin1
Black Manakin5
White-crowned Manakin43
Golden-headed Manakin39
White-bearded Manakin56
Black-crowned Tityra2
Black-tailed Tityra53
Olivaceous Schiffornis40
Cinereous Mourner21
Dusky Purpletuft3
Green-backed Becard1
Black-capped Becard11
Glossy-backed Becard2
Pink-throated Becard12
Wing-barred Piprites22
Rufous-browed Peppershrike99
Slaty-capped Shrike-Vireo18
Red-eyed Vireo35
Lemon-chested Greenlet63
Buff-cheeked Greenlet60
Tawny-crowned Greenlet18
Cayenne Jay11
Blue-and-white Swallow5
Black-collared Swallow85
White-banded Swallow58
Southern Rough-winged Swallow6
Brown-chested Martin7
Gray-breasted Martin62
White-winged Swallow53
Bank Swallow8
Barn Swallow25
House Wren13
Coraya Wren106
Buff-breasted Wren46
White-breasted Wood-Wren28
Musician Wren14
Collared Gnatwren17
Long-billed Gnatwren51
Tropical Gnatcatcher63
Guianan Gnatcatcher3
Black-capped Donacobius1
Gray-cheeked Thrush1
Pale-breasted Thrush7
Cocoa Thrush10
Spectacled Thrush1
Black-billed Thrush2
White-necked Thrush69
Tropical Mockingbird4
Red-capped Cardinal5
Magpie Tanager6
Red-billed Pied-Tanager5
Hooded Tanager1
Flame-crested Tanager18
Fulvous-crested Tanager52
White-shouldered Tanager18
White-lined Tanager19
Red-shouldered Tanager29
Fulvous Shrike-Tanager47
Silver-beaked Tanager141
Blue-gray Tanager114
Palm Tanager88
Spotted Tanager5
Turquoise Tanager70
Opal-rumped Tanager4
Bay-headed Tanager18
Swallow Tanager6
Black-faced Dacnis17
Blue Dacnis47
Short-billed Honeycreeper2
Purple Honeycreeper57
Red-legged Honeycreeper36
Green Honeycreeper41
Guira Tanager10
Yellow-backed Tanager4
Blue-black Grassquit22
Slate-colored Seedeater5
Plumbeous Seedeater1
Wing-barred Seedeater15
Lesson's Seedeater8
Lined Seedeater18
Yellow-bellied Seedeater2
Ruddy-breasted Seedeater2
Chestnut-bellied Seedeater8
Chestnut-bellied Seed-Finch6
Bananaquit89
Slate-colored Grosbeak55
Buff-throated Saltator49
Grayish Saltator1
Rufous-collared Sparrow1
Pectoral Sparrow23
Summer Tanager1
Rose-breasted Chat27
Yellow-green Grosbeak23
Blue-black Grosbeak64
American Redstart2
Tropical Parula1
Blackburnian Warbler1
Yellow Warbler4
Blackpoll Warbler4
Riverbank Warbler9
Green Oropendola144
Crested Oropendola47
Yellow-rumped Cacique85
Red-rumped Cacique24
Epaulet Oriole27
Giant Cowbird71
Shiny Cowbird7
Carib Grackle3
Plumbeous Euphonia2
Finsch's Euphonia10
Violaceous Euphonia70
Golden-rumped Euphonia1
Golden-bellied Euphonia2
White-vented Euphonia4
Golden-sided Euphonia43

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