Brownsberg (hotspot) Dutch text English text Vogels in Suriname/Birds in Suriname




A nature park about 100 km south of the capital Parmaribo, that can be reached in 2 hours driving. On the top is some accomodation for the night. Reservations should be made via STINASU (the foundation for the protection of nature in Suriname) or via some tour operator.

The park is a northern outcrop of the hilly region in the south of Suriname and the top is a plateau at about 400-500 m. It is covered with high forest and on the slopes are some waterfalls. From the accomodations area one can look to the east and see the van Blommenstein lake, made in the sixties for the hydroelectric power plant of SURALCO. The temperature on the brownsberg is a couple of degrees lower than in the surrounding lowlands (reaching sometimes a low of 20 degrees at night!) and the humidity is higher. About 2.5 meters of rain will fall each year. Often clouds will come from the east and on the climbing the hill will bring rain, as can be seen from the top. The dry period is from half august to half november. A walk in the early morning on the road over the crest of the Brownsberg gives a very good impression of the rich fauna of the mountain.

My count of the species seen on the Brownsberg is over 400. This includes the bellbird (but not reported the last years), 5 toucans and aracaries, 5 trogons, 38 antbirds, 30 tanagers and 9 manakins. Some bigger game birds (trumpeters, currassows and guans) have returned after a period with hunting during the internal wars. Also on this list are birds that were seen at the foot of the Brownsberg, like the Black manakin and the Saffron-crested Tyrant-manakin and even birds that love the lakeside.

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
(408 species)
Number of
observations
Great Tinamou22
Cinereous Tinamou12
Little Tinamou9
Red-legged Tinamou6
Variegated Tinamou88
Marail Guan42
Spix's Guan32
Variable Chachalaca25
Black Curassow80
Marbled Wood-Quail39
Anhinga6
Rufescent Tiger-Heron1
Striated Heron1
Cocoi Heron5
Great Egret3
Wood Stork2
Turkey Vulture5
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture112
Black Vulture6
King Vulture98
Osprey5
Gray-headed Kite8
Swallow-tailed Kite123
Crested Eagle2
Harpy Eagle8
Black Hawk-Eagle5
Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle8
Ornate Hawk-Eagle43
Double-toothed Kite19
Plumbeous Kite48
Gray-bellied Hawk1
Tiny Hawk2
Bicolored Hawk1
Great Black-Hawk45
Roadside Hawk3
White-tailed Hawk6
White Hawk59
Black-faced Hawk10
Gray-lined Hawk9
Broad-winged Hawk9
Short-tailed Hawk32
Laughing Falcon2
Barred Forest-Falcon26
Lined Forest-Falcon50
Slaty-backed Forest-Falcon6
Collared Forest-Falcon3
Red-throated Caracara99
Black Caracara4
Yellow-headed Caracara4
Bat Falcon34
Orange-breasted Falcon1
Gray-winged Trumpeter139
Gray-necked Wood-Rail23
Russet-crowned Crake3
Gray-breasted Crake1
Collared Plover1
Spotted Sandpiper2
Solitary Sandpiper2
Wattled Jacana1
Scaled Pigeon10
Pale-vented Pigeon3
Plumbeous Pigeon40
Ruddy Pigeon131
White-tipped Dove4
Gray-fronted Dove134
Violaceous Quail-Dove1
Ruddy Quail-Dove27
Common Ground-Dove2
Lilac-tailed Parrotlet15
Sapphire-rumped Parrotlet14
Golden-winged Parakeet102
Caica Parrot6
Dusky Parrot65
Blue-headed Parrot102
Blue-cheeked Parrot2
Yellow-crowned Parrot3
Mealy Parrot9
Orange-winged Parrot13
Black-headed Parrot19
Red-fan Parrot75
Painted Parakeet78
Red-bellied Macaw2
Blue-and-yellow Macaw1
Scarlet Macaw7
Red-and-green Macaw6
White-eyed Parakeet12
Little Cuckoo2
Squirrel Cuckoo133
Black-bellied Cuckoo5
Dark-billed Cuckoo1
Smooth-billed Ani4
Tropical Screech-Owl2
Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl10
Vermiculated Screech-Owl9
Crested Owl9
Spectacled Owl13
Mottled Owl2
Black-banded Owl1
Amazonian Pygmy-Owl2
Oilbird1
Long-tailed Potoo1
Common Potoo6
Lesser Nighthawk1
Short-tailed Nighthawk21
Blackish Nightjar49
Common Pauraque3
Band-rumped Swift84
Chapman's Swift22
Short-tailed Swift3
Fork-tailed Palm-Swift6
Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift19
Crimson Topaz12
White-necked Jacobin52
Rufous-breasted Hermit13
Pale-tailed Barbthroat1
Little Hermit3
Reddish Hermit13
Straight-billed Hermit49
Long-tailed Hermit124
Great-billed Hermit6
Brown Violet-ear5
Black-eared Fairy63
Green-tailed Goldenthroat2
Ruby-topaz Hummingbird3
Green-throated Mango1
Black-throated Mango14
Racket-tailed Coquette9
Tufted Coquette21
Amethyst Woodstar1
Blue-tailed Emerald1
Blue-chinned Sapphire2
Gray-breasted Sabrewing59
Fork-tailed Woodnymph95
Glittering-throated Emerald2
Rufous-throated Sapphire20
White-chinned Sapphire40
Black-tailed Trogon39
Green-backed Trogon115
Guianan Trogon83
Black-throated Trogon18
Collared Trogon53
Ringed Kingfisher6
Amazon Kingfisher1
Green Kingfisher4
Green-and-rufous Kingfisher2
American Pygmy Kingfisher1
Blue-crowned Motmot28
Yellow-billed Jacamar18
Bronzy Jacamar5
Paradise Jacamar10
Great Jacamar25
Guianan Puffbird12
Pied Puffbird3
Spotted Puffbird1
Collared Puffbird7
White-chested Puffbird6
Black Nunbird21
Swallow-winged Puffbird6
Black-spotted Barbet59
White-throated Toucan121
Channel-billed Toucan96
Guianan Toucanet99
Green Aracari80
Black-necked Aracari50
Golden-spangled Piculet2
Yellow-tufted Woodpecker6
Golden-collared Woodpecker48
Yellow-throated Woodpecker56
Golden-green Woodpecker7
Golden-olive Woodpecker97
Waved Woodpecker91
Chestnut Woodpecker29
Ringed Woodpecker11
Lineated Woodpecker25
Red-necked Woodpecker87
Crimson-crested Woodpecker14
Tawny-throated Leaftosser2
Black-tailed Leaftosser1
Long-tailed Woodcreeper2
Plain-brown Woodcreeper16
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper113
Cinnamon-throated Woodcreeper3
Amazonian Barred-Woodcreeper20
Black-banded Woodcreeper25
Red-billed Woodcreeper4
Chestnut-rumped Woodcreeper74
Buff-throated Woodcreeper132
Curve-billed Scythebill1
Lineated Woodcreeper13
Slender-billed Xenops1
Plain Xenops59
Rufous-tailed Xenops1
Rufous-rumped Foliage-gleaner19
Cinnamon-rumped Foliage-gleaner1
Rufous-tailed Foliage-gleaner12
Ruddy Foliage-gleaner3
Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner5
Olive-backed Foliage-gleaner7
Chestnut-crowned Foliage-gleaner2
McConnell's Spinetail5
Pale-breasted Spinetail1
Ruddy Spinetail5
Rufous-rumped Antwren2
Ash-winged Antwren11
Fasciated Antshrike77
Black-throated Antshrike21
Great Antshrike7
Black-crested Antshrike3
Mouse-colored Antshrike127
Northern Slaty-Antshrike11
Band-tailed Antshrike9
Amazonian Antshrike61
Dusky-throated Antshrike36
Cinereous Antshrike81
Rufous-bellied Antwren13
Spot-winged Antshrike6
Brown-bellied Antwren54
Pygmy Antwren70
Guianan Streaked-Antwren9
White-flanked Antwren81
Long-winged Antwren60
Plain-winged Antwren4
Gray Antwren61
Spot-tailed Antwren8
Todd's Antwren89
Dot-winged Antwren2
Guianan Warbling-Antbird114
Gray Antbird147
Dusky Antbird70
Blackish Antbird1
White-browed Antbird4
Black-chinned Antbird3
Black-headed Antbird110
Spot-winged Antbird6
Ferruginous-backed Antbird129
Black-throated Antbird4
Wing-banded Antbird22
White-plumed Antbird30
Rufous-throated Antbird41
Spot-backed Antbird54
Common Scale-backed Antbird35
Rufous-capped Antthrush16
Black-faced Antthrush33
Variegated Antpitta27
Spotted Antpitta44
Thrush-like Antpitta133
Chestnut-belted Gnateater1
Sooty-headed Tyrannulet17
Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet30
Forest Elaenia20
Yellow-crowned Elaenia1
Yellow-bellied Elaenia3
Small-billed Elaenia1
White-lored Tyrannulet9
Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet44
Mouse-colored Tyrannulet1
Ringed Antpipit5
Guianan Tyrannulet42
Olive-green Tyrannulet1
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher5
McConnell's Flycatcher36
Sepia-capped Flycatcher8
Short-tailed Pygmy-Tyrant10
Double-banded Pygmy-Tyrant14
Helmeted Pygmy-Tyrant64
White-eyed Tody-Tyrant6
Common Tody-Flycatcher1
Olivaceous Flatbill2
Yellow-olive Flycatcher3
Yellow-margined Flycatcher1
Gray-crowned Flycatcher9
Cinnamon-crested Spadebill6
Golden-crowned Spadebill5
White-crested Spadebill10
Royal Flycatcher2
Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher10
Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher9
Euler's Flycatcher2
Olive-sided Flycatcher5
White-throated Pewee46
Long-tailed Tyrant6
Piratic Flycatcher6
Rusty-margined Flycatcher11
Dusky-chested Flycatcher4
Great Kiskadee5
Lesser Kiskadee2
Yellow-throated Flycatcher28
Boat-billed Flycatcher8
Variegated Flycatcher2
Tropical Kingbird8
Grayish Mourner52
Todd's Sirystes1
Dusky-capped Flycatcher7
Short-crested Flycatcher2
Rufous-tailed Flatbill1
Bright-rumped Attila55
Sharpbill32
Guianan Red-Cotinga22
Purple-throated Fruitcrow51
Capuchinbird60
Purple-breasted Cotinga1
Spangled Cotinga25
Screaming Piha200
White Bellbird54
Pompadour Cotinga32
Saffron-crested Tyrant-Manakin1
Tiny Tyrant-Manakin13
White-throated Manakin74
Blue-backed Manakin1
Black Manakin3
White-crowned Manakin19
Golden-headed Manakin103
White-bearded Manakin32
White-fronted Manakin83
Black-tailed Tityra34
Olivaceous Schiffornis66
Cinereous Mourner10
Dusky Purpletuft3
Cinereous Becard1
Black-capped Becard3
Glossy-backed Becard3
Pink-throated Becard8
Wing-barred Piprites29
Rufous-browed Peppershrike6
Slaty-capped Shrike-Vireo24
Red-eyed Vireo77
Lemon-chested Greenlet26
Buff-cheeked Greenlet67
Tawny-crowned Greenlet22
Cayenne Jay4
Gray-breasted Martin60
White-winged Swallow6
Barn Swallow2
Wing-banded Wren6
House Wren1
Coraya Wren95
Buff-breasted Wren5
White-breasted Wood-Wren96
Musician Wren73
Collared Gnatwren6
Long-billed Gnatwren6
Tropical Gnatcatcher7
Black-capped Donacobius1
Gray-cheeked Thrush2
Pale-breasted Thrush12
Cocoa Thrush1
Spectacled Thrush1
Black-billed Thrush1
Black-hooded Thrush1
White-necked Thrush121
Tropical Mockingbird1
Red-billed Pied-Tanager38
Flame-crested Tanager36
Fulvous-crested Tanager46
White-shouldered Tanager5
Fulvous Shrike-Tanager48
Silver-beaked Tanager25
Blue-backed Tanager33
Blue-gray Tanager13
Palm Tanager27
Burnished-buff Tanager1
Spotted Tanager9
Turquoise Tanager4
Paradise Tanager6
Opal-rumped Tanager8
Bay-headed Tanager84
Swallow Tanager1
Black-faced Dacnis14
Blue Dacnis75
Short-billed Honeycreeper7
Purple Honeycreeper121
Red-legged Honeycreeper105
Green Honeycreeper101
Yellow-backed Tanager3
Chestnut-vented Conebill1
Slate-colored Seedeater1
Wing-barred Seedeater4
Lined Seedeater1
Chestnut-bellied Seedeater4
Bananaquit71
Slate-colored Grosbeak52
Buff-throated Saltator1
Grayish Saltator1
Pectoral Sparrow31
Hepatic-Tanager26
Summer Tanager1
Rose-breasted Chat6
Yellow-green Grosbeak21
Red-and-black Grosbeak38
Blue-black Grosbeak30
American Redstart2
Tropical Parula61
Riverbank Warbler1
Green Oropendola160
Crested Oropendola8
Yellow-rumped Cacique7
Red-rumped Cacique29
Epaulet Oriole1
Giant Cowbird2
Red-breasted Blackbird1
Eastern Meadowlark1
Purple-throated Euphonia3
Finsch's Euphonia39
Violaceous Euphonia8
Golden-rumped Euphonia4
Golden-bellied Euphonia9
White-vented Euphonia9
Golden-sided Euphonia40

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