Inside Rainforest Birdwatching Tour
5 days / 4 nights
Availability: All year round
Enjoy this fascinating birding tour developed in two of the best birding locations in the Guatemala’s lowlands, the Scarlet macaw’s sanctuary and Tikal National Park and prepare to discover the natural world of wonderful resident bird’s species in the rainforest of Guatemala.
Day 1: Transfers to Paso Caballos – Las Guacamayas Biological Station
Day 2: El Peru
Day 3: Las Guacamayas Biological Station – Tikal National Park
Day 4: Tikal National Park
Day 5: Tikal national Park – Transfer Out
Las Guacamayas Biological Station
The biological Station is a paradise for lovers of nature; the station base is located in the Laguna del Tigre National Park, at the banks of San Pedro River and near the Sacluc stream.
The ecosystems of the park include an extensive wetland complex and Mayan jungle with an abundant wildlife such as spider monkeys and howler monkeys (saraguate), occasionally Jaguars, tapirs, crocodiles, and a great variety of birds, among those we can mention the scarlet macaw, toucans, blue herons, parakeets, and many more…
The Biological Station promotes the investigation of the biodiversity of the area and more than 300 bird species has been identified in this place such as Ocellated Turkey; Bat Falcon; Scarlet Macaw; Black-and-White Owl; Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Lovely Cotinga, Rose-throated Tanager; Green-Backed Sparrow among others.
Tikal National Park
Due the extraordinary and abundant natural and cultural richness Tikal was declared UNESCO´s World Heritage site. Tikal is part of the nucleus areas of the Maya Biosphere Reserve, with a high level of conservation activities.
The exuberant forest and the impressive temples remnants of the ancient Maya culture located in the middle of the Mayan jungle are ideal places for birdwatching.
Due to the rarity and number of species of fauna, Tikal is considered one of the most important areas in Guatemala; more than 400 species of birds have been recorded within Tikal National Park, including 30 birds of prey and 60 migratory species.
Rare species found nesting in Tikal include the orange-breasted falcon (Falco deiroleucus) and the Guiana crested eagle (Morphus guianensis), which makes Tikal one of the few nesting areas in Central America for this species. One can easily spot species such as the ocellated turkey.
It is also possible to observe a great diversity of fauna such as foxes, Coatis, spider monkeys, howler monkeys, and other diverse fauna.
Some species that can observer at Tikal are: Great Curassow; Ocellated Turkey; White-fronted Parrot; Mealy Parrot; Crested Eagle; Orange-breasted Falcon; Slaty-tailed Trogon; Keel-billed Toucan; Chestnut-colored Woodpecker; Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher; White-bellied Wren; Montezuma Oropendola and many more.