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Lake Atitlan one day birding trip

Lake Atitlan

One Day Birding Trip
Availability: All year round

A broad range of colors, dramatic landscape and deeply entrenched Maya culture of this area delivers a powerful and overwhelming experience for visitors and birders.

Majestically evergreen volcanoes and turquoise blue waters embellish the magnificent Lake Atitlan, a birding hotspot located within the GT015 IBA.

This important bird area has an altitude that goes from 500 to 3500 meters above sea level, with different habitats such as farmland, coffee plantations, urban areas, montane broadleaf evergreen, and pine-oak forest among other.

Our one-day birding tour in Atitlan is operated mainly around parks, nature reserves, and private properties within the highlands of northern Central America endemism zone; this is an important bird watching destination with a high degree of regional endemism.

Lake Atitlan one day birding trip provide a very attractive opportunity for birdwatchers looking for the specialties restricted to south of Mexico and Guatemala, and other exotic birds of Guatemala, such as:

  • Horned Guan (Oreophasis derbianus)
  • Pink-headed Warbler (Ergaticus Versicolor)
  • Azure-rumped Tanager (Tangara cabanisi)
  • Belted Flycatcher (Xenotriccus callizonus)Horned Guan
  • Highland Guan (Penelopina nigra)Blue-throated Motmot
  • Blue-and-white Mockingbird (Melanotis hypoleucus)
  • Black-capped Swallow (Atticora pileata)
  • Bushy-crested Jay (Cyanocorax melanocyaneus)
  • Among other.


Our Lake Atitlan one day birding trip start from your hotel or private lodging located in any of the villages around the lake such as Santiago Atitlan, San Pedro La Laguna, Panajachel, San Juan La Laguna, to mention some.

Depending on your target the tour will go from easy to high effort level and will be customized to suit your requirements of time, birds, physical mobility, and budget.

Our Lake Atitlan one day birding tour includes:

  • Round trip Private transportation
  • Entrance Fees to parks and nature reserves
  • Breakfast
  • Purified water
  • Bird watching specialist tour guide (English- Spanish speaking)
  • Boat Trip (when is necessary)
  • Checklist of the birds of Guatemala


Meet and Greet for One – day birding trips:

Our uniformed birding tour guide and driver will pick you up (and drop off), at the hotel or lodging address provided in your tour confirmation.

Departure time

Birding departures will be established according to season and birding destination.

Packing Ideas – What to bring?

  • Small backpack
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sun cream
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sweater
  • Raincoat


Birdwatch with limited time.

Flexibility is the key!
Do not worry, take a note that Birdwatching Guatemala is a tailor made birding company that offers birding excursions, starting from the most significant travel destinations, so let us know where you are, and your requirements, we can customize a personal birding trip for you


Cancellation or refund policy for day trips:

All deposits are completely refundable, except PayPal’s 5 % of charge.
To request your reimbursement, for a one-day birding trip, we need you to inform us 72 hours before the date of your excursion to cancel your reserve or to change the incoming time.
If you do not show up and your birding tour has not canceled before 72 hours, you will not have a right to refund. The deposit is not refunded as we need to cover the cost of transportation, driver and other expenses that we have set aside for you and your group. In the case of last- minute cancellations; there is no reimbursement.

NOTE: Our tours and birdwatching expeditions are a suggested birding ideas and can easily be customized to suite your travel dates, target, interest and budget…