Guatemala Birding Tours
Guatemala is the finest birding destination in northern Central America, and it is an easy country to travel in. Perhaps due to an exaggerated bad press it has been off the radar for favorite places to bird in Latin America, but certainly Guatemala can provide a great experience for birdwatchers. The large diversity of habitats, such as steep cloudforest mountains (with 30 active volcanoes), deciduous forests, the Pacific shore, and lush humid rainforest, allows Guatemala to host an amazing set of bird species, such as the fabulous Resplendent Quetzal, Horned Guan, Pink-headed Warbler, Red-faced Warbler, Belted Flycatcher, Fulvous Owl, Long-tailed Manakin, Tody Motmot, Blue-diademed Motmot, Keel-billed Motmot, Prevost’s Ground Sparrow, Highland Guan, White-bellied Chachalaca, Pheasant Cuckoo, Keel-billed Toucan, Blue-crowned Chlorophonia, Buffy-browed Partridge, and Rufous Sabrewing.
Our 14-day Guatemala birding tour is of course focused on birds but also provides the opportunity to travel through a country with an incredible history from the Mayan civilization through to the Spanish colonial times. We will have the chance to visit the amazing Tikal National Park in Petén, one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centers of the Maya civilization and a UNESCO World Heritage Site – not to forget that the Tikal archaeological site is also famous for having been featured in the original 1977 “Star Wars Episode IV – A New Hope” movie.