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Tecpan & Antigua

Tecpan & Antigua Guatemala

One Day Birding Trip
Availability: All year round

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, one of the most visited travel destination in the country.

Our one – day birding trip starts at 6:00 am in the morning from your hotel in Antigua Guatemala, after one hour traveling on the Interamerican highway we will arrive at a local restaurant where we will enjoy a tasty breakfast and the famous Guatemalan coffee.

Then we continue to a private nature reserve located within the central highlands endemism zone, a significant natural area that inhabits a several regional endemic bird species, at an altitude of 2,286 meters above sea level

Of course, the star of this birding hotspot is the Pink-Headed warbler, but the reserve offers the opportunity to spot another interesting bird species such as blue-throated motmot, crescent chested warbler, yellow-eyed junco, mountain trogon, Rufous-capped and golden browed warbler, amethyst throated hummingbird, and occasionally Guatemalan pygmy owl.

From October to late March during the neotropical migratory season, is possible to observe resident bird species together with migratory, songbirds especially (warblers, vireos, tanagers, and thrushes,) improving the birding experience.

Around 11:00 am, we will head toward Antigua Guatemala arriving approximately at noon for lunch at a local restaurant located in unique nature surroundings, then after lunch, we continue to El Pilar for a hummingbird encounter.

El Pilar, located in the Antigua Guatemala, Important Bird Area (IBA – GT016 ) with an elevation that goes from 500 to 3,900 meters above sea level

El Pilar as a part of our one – day birding trip offers the possibility to observe species such as Green-throated Mountain-gem, Rufous Sabrewing, Berylline Hummingbird, White-eared Hummingbird, Gray Silky-flycatcher, Brown-backed Solitaire, Singing Quail, among other.

This Tour Includes:

  • Round trip Private transportation
  • Entrance Fees to parks and nature reserves
  • Breakfast
  • Purified water
  • Bird watching specialist tour guide (English- Spanish speaking)
  • 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…