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UK high level team being shown bird species found on the Mahaica River (Photo via DPI)

(Department of Public Information Press Release) Anne-Marie Trevelyan is sitting in a boat on Guyana’s Mahaica River in Region Five. She watches as the boat is gently rocked by waves, as a resident from up the river speeds by.

She says, “we’ve had an extraordinary journey this morning from sunrise, up river, to understand a little more the complexity, the beauty and the variety of wildlife here.”

She gushes about the many birds and other animals she has seen along the river – howler monkeys sitting in the trees by the river side, and the egrets which, she said, seemed to follow the boat to catch the fish they disturbed.

She saw more than a dozen Canje pheasants on this Saturday morning, Guyana’s national bird, sauntering about on skinny branches and periodically baring their outstretched wings to display their full glory.

Her guide for the expedition, Ramesh Shibsahai, says this area is rich in biodiversity.

“An extraordinary privilege to discover a little of Guyana’s beautiful, beautiful landscape,” Trevelyan says.

Read more at: Department of Public Information

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