Birding & Photography Tours for Private Groups & Independent Travelers
Guatemala is the northernmost country in Central America that inhabits 766 bird species with at least 35 of them with a geographic restriction from southern Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and part of El Salvador.
Birdwatching Guatemala specializes in customizing birding trips and day tours for small groups and independent travelers.
BG is a specialized Birding branch of Martsam Travel, a reliable 100% Guatemalan full-service Tour Operator and Destination Management Company (DMC), with 28+ successful years in the travel industry of the Mayan World, distinguished for our professionalism, commitment, flexibility, and quality of our birding tours, day trips, bird photography and nature holidays in Guatemala.
For avid birdwatchers, we organize target trips based on your requirements, for a beginner birder, we will plan a personal and unique itinerary where will be able to learn about the birds of Guatemala and our natural world.
One of our specialties is the combination of birding and culture in which we offer diverse opportunities to enjoy our cultural and natural treasures.
Please feel free to contact us, a group of local experts will assist you in crafting a private birding trip or helping with your inquiries about birds, destinations, lodging and technical questions.
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Private Birding Day Trips & Tours
We provide short birding breaks in different regions of Guatemala, from one to more days trip, designed for people traveling for a short time. Our trips are operated privately, tailored according to your requirements, visiting a specific birding hotspot, looking for a unique target, or even with the goal of great pictures.
Our half-day and one–day birding trips start from the main travel destinations, such as Antigua Guatemala, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala City & Tikal, and Flores Peten.
El Pilar Birding Tour
A private birding day trip from Antigua Guatemala or Guatemala city visiting El Pilar Reserve, a destination with a high degree of regional endemism located within the North Central American Highlands Zone.
Mirador Del Rey Tepepul
This reserve is found on the western slopes of the Atitlán volcano, with montane and subtropical humid forest areas inhabited by exciting bird species. The main target of this day tour is The Resplendent Quetzal.
Tikal Birding Tour
Tikal is one of the best places for birding in Guatemala; More than 400 species of birds have been recorded within Tikal National Park, including 30 birds of prey and 60 migratory bird species.
The Cerro or Paquisis volcano (“Paquisis hill”) encloses a micro-watershed at the top, where the observation of Horned Guan and other guans (Crested Guan, Highland Guan) is feasible.
Los Tarrales Reserve
Tarrales is a Natural Private Reserve situated in the southeast area of the Volcano of Atitlan, from 615 to 2.600 meters above sea level. This condition allows having a great variety of species in the same place.
Tecpan & Antigua
Tecpan & Antigua Guatemala One – day birding trip is one of the best options for a day birding tour in the Guatemalan highlands, combining two effortless destinations located nearby Antigua.
Guatemala is a country of contrasts, a varied climate, colorful Mayan culture, fascinating cuisine, excellent lodging, and an assorted ecosystem home to more than seven hundred species of birds.
Birdwatching Tours Guatemala
Here we present ideas of itineraries that can be booked as they are or that can be easily customized to meet your expectations
We will visit Guatemala’s lowlands including two of the best destinations located within the Peten province (Tropical Rainforest) Tikal and Las Guacamayas Station.
This tour is a mixture of the best destinations in Guatemala including the best locations to appreciate ecosystems that inhabit endemic bird species.
Highlands & Mayan World
We will visit the colorful destinations within Guatemala’s highlands and Peten province in Guatemala’s lowlands. Destinations that inhabit exciting bird species.
How many birds there are in Guatemala?
Guatemala inhabits 766 bird species distributed in 83 families and 427 genera.; thirty-five restricted to the northern Central America region. The regional variety of the country delivers several possibilities for experiencing rare and beautiful species of birds within their natural habitat, in addition to experiencing the cultural and historic richness the country offers.
Where to go for birding ?
Most Guatemala birding trips concentrate on four most important endemic regions of the country for birding…
Wildlife & Nature
Nature and Wildlife adventures that will take you through the main wildlife destinations in Guatemala, visiting the best most important ecoregions of Guatemala
Our photography trips are a great way of experiencing nature and wildlife as their primary target will be the record of species mainly within their natural habitat.
Private Shore Excursion from Puerto Quetzal in the Pacific and Puerto Santo Tomás in the Guatemalan Caribbean, from where we can organize a fantastic birding tour.
Nature & Culture
Tour packages that will take you through important wildlife and cultural destinations in Guatemala, including Antigua Guatemala, Lake Atitlan, and Tikal among others.
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