Pink Headed Warbler One Day Birding Trip

Tecpan, Guatemala

Our Pink-headed Warbler one day birding trip is operated in this small region located in the mountain forest biome of Tecpan, a very attractive and effortless destination for birdwatchers looking for the Guatemala highlands specialties.

Tecpan one day birding tour could easily be combined with another destination in Antigua Guatemala, improving the opportunity to increase the birds in your checklist.

Tecpan is located in the Central Highlands of Guatemala endemism zone, at an altitude of 2,286 meters above sea level and near to Iximche archeological site..

Guatemala as one as the best Central American bird watching destination has a high diversity of birds with a high degree of regional endemism located in four main zones.

The Pink-headed Warbler


The Pink-headed Warbler (Cardellina versicolor) is a small, brightly colored songbird that is endemic to the highland forests of Mexico and Guatemala.

This warbler is a stunning bird with a unique coloration. Its head and breast feathers have a beautiful silvery-pink hue, while the rest of its body is a darker reddish-pink color.

The wings and tail feathers are also darker in comparison. This striking coloration makes the Pink-headed Warbler a favorite among birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts.

Its range extends from southern Mexico through Guatemala. It prefers to inhabit humid, montane forests at elevations ranging from 1800 to 3500 meters.

This species is significantly associated with pine-oak forests in the highlands but can also be found in second-growth forests and forest edges.

Pink-headed Warblers are typically found in pairs or small family groups and are known to be quite territorial.

Despite being a relatively widespread species, the Pink-headed Warbler is considered vulnerable due to habitat loss and fragmentation.

This species’ highland forest habitats have been subject to extensive logging, agriculture, and cattle grazing. Additionally, the Warbler’s habitat is threatened by climate change, as it may alter the distribution of the montane forests upon which the species depends.

In Mexico, the Pink-headed Warbler’s distribution is limited to the southern state of Chiapas.

It is found throughout much of the country in Guatemala. However, it is most common in the highland areas around Tecpan, Quetzaltenango, Huehuetenango, and the volcanic chain.

In conclusion, the Pink-headed Warbler is a beautiful and distinctive bird restricted to Mexico and Guatemala’s highland forests.

Unfortunately, its habitat is being threatened by deforestation, agriculture, and climate change. Therefore, conservation efforts are essential to preserving this species and its critical forest habitats.

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     Pink Headed Warbler One Day Birding Trip

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    • Availability: All Year Round
    • Tour Duration: One Day
    • You Will Visit: Tecpan
    • Round trip Private transportation
    • Entrance Fees to Nature Reserve
    • Bird watching specialist tour guide (English- Spanish speaking)
    • Tips

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    Some species that you can observe during Pink Headed Warbler One Day Birding Trip are:


    • Pink-headed Warbler (Cardellina versicolor)
    • Rufous-browed Wren (Troglodytes rufociliatus)
    • Mountain Trogon (Trogon mexicanus)
    • Blue-throated Motmot (Aspatha gularis)
    • Rufous-collared Robin (Turdus rufitorques)
    • Yellow-eyed Junco (Junco phaeonotus)
    • Green-throated Mountain-gem (Lampornis viridipallens)
    • Amethyst-throated Hummingbird (Lampornis amethystinus)
    • among others.
    Packing Ideas – What to bring?
    • Small backpack
    • Binoculars
    • Camera
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Sun cream
    • Hiking shoes
    • Sweater
    • Raincoat

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