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Tikal National Park

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.