El Pilar Birding Tour

Daily Tour 1 day
El Pilar Guatemala

El Pilar Birding Tour

Finca El Pilar is a small paradise located in the mountain forest of Guatemala and just 10 minutes away from the center of La Antigua Guatemala.

Due to its privileged location this destination can be included as a part of multiday itinerary or just half day birding tour for travelers lodging in Antigua Guatemala.

It has an infrastructure of trails for bird watching, which spread through the organic plantations of coffee, mountain forest and cloud forest as well.

The vegetation of this reserve is mainly constituted by coffee, pine and oaks, settle at an altitudinal range from 1,710 to 9,500 feet above sea level.

One of the main attractions in El Pilar farm is in the zone of hummingbird’s feeders where it is possible to spot a wide variety of hummingbird’s species that inhabit the area feeding oneself at the same time which represents a great opportunity for birdwatchers.

Puerto Quetzal

  • Private transportation
  • Entrance fee
  • Purified drinking water in the vehicle
  • Specialized birding tour guide

  • Meals
  • Tips
  • Other expenses not specified on the itinerary


Some Species that inhabit the Cultural monument Aguateca are:

  • Rufous Sabrewing.
  • Violet Sabrewing.
  • Magnificent Hummingbird.
  • White-eared Hummingbird.
  • Blue-tailed Hummingbird.
  • Azure-crowned Hummingbird.
  • Blue-throated Motmot.
  • Emerald Toucanet.
  • Bushy-crested Jay.
  • Black-capped Swallow.
  • Gray Silky-flycatcher.
  • Hooded Grosbeak.
  • Rufous-collared Robin.
  • Rufous-collared Sparrow.

El Pilar Birding Tour

Meet and Greet for One – day birding trips:

Our uniformed birding tour guide and driver will pick you up (and drop off), at Puerto Quetzal.
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

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