Antigua Guatemala

Daily Tour 1 day Availability: 2018-10-09
Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala (World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO), attracts travelers to its cobblestone avenues by a high number.

There are several activities for the vacationer to enjoy while vacationing in Antigua. The city itself includes a wealth of churches and ruins that enable you to experience a cultural immersion inside of the Guatemalan culture and history.

Bird watching in Antigua Guatemala is an excellent opportunity to discover the world of the birds of Guatemala, offering, easy and exciting birding activities inside nature reserves and private properties located just 10 minutes from the main square or 1 hour from Guatemala City.

Antigua Guatemala, Important Bird Area (IBA – GT016 ) is situated mainly within the volcanic chain around Antigua Guatemala (Agua, Acatenango, the active Fuego, and Pacaya volcanoes); the altitude of this unique birding destination goes from 500 to 3,900 meters above sea level. The land is covered by diverse habitats such as farmland, forestry, coffee, avocado, medlar, and macadamia plantations, some pasture land, montane broadleaf, evergreen and pine-oak forest, among other.

Antigua Guatemala, one – day birding trip is a very attractive offer with a high degree of regional endemism located within the North Central American Highlands Zone.


DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION
at the hotel or lodging address provided in your tour confirmation.

INCLUDED
  • 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

NOT INCLUDED
  • Tips

 

Resume
During our day birding trip to Antigua Guatemala will visit different ecosystems and reserves where you could spot a substantial number of bird species such as:

  • Green-throated Mountain-gem (Lampornis viridipallens)
  • Rufous Sabrewing (Campylopterus rufus)
  • White-eared Hummingbird (Basilinna leucotis)
  • Gray Silky-flycatcher (Ptiliogonys cinereus)
  • Blue-throated Motmot (Aspatha gularis)
  • Prevost’s Ground Sparrow (Melozone biarcuata)
  • Black-capped Swallow (Atticora pileate)
  • Rufous-browed Wren (Troglodytes rufociliatus)
  • Blue-and-white Mockingbird (Melanotis hypoleucus)
  • Brown-backed Solitaire (Myadestes occidentalis)
  • Black-vented Oriole (Icterus wagleri)
  • Golden-browed Warbler (Basileuterus belli)
  • Highland Guan (Penelopina nigra)
  • Singing Quail (Dactylortyx thoracicus)
  • Lesser Roadrunner (Geococcyx velox)
  • Among other.

Meet and Greet for One – day birding trips:

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

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