COVID-19 - Our Commitment

At Birdwatching Guatemala, we meet with all safety and health measures related to covid-19.

Our team is highly trained to ensure that an appropriate assessment of the risk from COVID-19 in their different workplaces is carried out and measures aligned with the current Guatemalan Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization guidelines.

All our suppliers are applying these same measures to guarantee the safety of travelers.

Birdwatching Tours Guatemala
Birding & Photography Tours for Private Groups & Independent Travelers


Guatemala is the northernmost country in Central America that inhabit 749 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 25 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.
Birding Tours In Guatemala
  • Local Specialist
  • World Class Service at Local Rates
  • Custom-made Birding Trips
  • Certified Company
  • Flexibility
  • Safe Payments
  • Private Bird Photography
  • Target Trips
  • Birding Shore Excursions
  • 25+ Years in the Travel Market

Birding Tours in Guatemala

Here we present ideas of itineraries that can be booked as they are or that can be easily customized to meet your expectations

Orange-breasted Falcon

Inside Rainforest
5 days 4 nights
Availability: All Year Round

Goldman's Warbler

Guatemala Endemics
12 days 11 nights
Availability: All Year Round

Maya princess at Tikal National Park

Nature & Culture
11 days 10 nights
Availability: All Year Round

Pink-headed Warbler

Highlands & Mayan World
15 days 14 nights
Availability: All Year Round

How Many birds there are in Guatemala?

Guatemala inhabits 749 bird species recorded in 414 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 in Guatemala?

Most Guatemala birding trips concentrate on four most important endemic regions of the country for birding…

Birding Breaks & Day Trips

We provide short birding breaks in different regions of Guatemala, from one to more days trip, designed for people traveling for short time. Our trips are operated on a private basis, tailored according to your requirements, visiting a specific birding hotspot, looking for a unique target or even with the goal of great pictures. Our breaks and one – day birding trips start from the main travel destinations, such as: Antigua Guatemala, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala CityTikal, Flores, Peten, among others.

Birdwatching Tours Guatemala

Wildlife & Nature Tours

Nature and Wildlife adventures that will take you through the main wildlife destinations in Guatemala, visiting the best most important ecoregions of Guatemala

Nature & Bird Photography Tours

Bird Photography

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 Birding Shore Excursions

Birding Shore Excursions

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.


Why BG

Why BG?


Scientific knowledge of bird populations: We design bird watching day trips and birding trips, based on biological research on bird population and integrate the best possibilities to watch endemic and rare birds alongside the aim of the sighting as many species as possible

Best Trained Tour Guides

Best value of our trips is the deep knowledge of our bird guides, drivers, and staff at the office. All of them have a long background of field work and best training. Culture & nature are part of their lives so they’re the best birders to make you live the best experiences.

Martsam Travel
The Biggest Week in America
Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo
Camara de Turismo de Guatemala
Authentic Travel Guatemala
Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival
American Birding Expo
American Society Travel Advisor Member
Latin American Travel Association