Spectacular volcanoes and fabulous highland lakes form a brilliant backdrop to our Guatemala – Central American Specialities tour. While this region is probably best known for its shade coffee production, local people have over time developed a strong environmental bond and an understanding of ecotourism that has resulted in much of the highland forests being protected. Even the coffee fincas offer superb birding, and the host of special birds we will search for include one of the world’s most prized birds - Horned Guan as well as the gorgeous Pink-headed Warbler, fabulous Resplendent Quetzal, Blue-throated Motmot, Blue-and-white Mockingbird, Rufous-collared Thrush, Slender Sheartail, Goldman’s Warbler, Bushy-crested and Black-throated Jay, Black-capped Swallow, Buffy-crowned Wood Partridge, Green-throated Mountaingem, Long-tailed Manakin and Azure-rumped Tanager. This tour offers the very best of Guatemalan birding, along with comfortable lodgings, delicious fare and fabulous scenery throughout!
2023 Tour price is an estimate and will change. Tour dates could be adjusted.
Horned Guan, Pink-headed Warbler, Goldman's Warbler, Resplendent Quetzal, Highland Guan, Mountain Trogon, Blue-throated, Tody & Turquoise-browed Motmots, Fulvous & Unspotted Saw-whet Owls, Guatemalan Pygmy Owl, White-breasted Hawk, Mexican Whip-poor-will, White-bellied Chachalaca, Singing Quail, Velasquez's Woodpecker, Bushy-crested, Black-throated & Unicolored Jays, White-throated Magpie-Jay, Montezuma Oropendola, Long-tailed Manakin, Emerald-chinned, Garnet-throated, Blue-tailed & Wine-throated Hummingbirds, Rufous & Violet Sabrewings, Green-throated Mountaingem, Mexican Violetear, Slender Sheartail, Sparkling-tailed Woodstar, Chestnut-sided Shrike-Vireo, Pacific Parakeet, Ruddy Foliage-gleaner, Black-capped Swallow, Rufous-browed Wren, Olive Warbler, Grey Silky-flycatcher, Belted Flycatcher, Blue-and-white Mockingbird, Black, Mountain & Rufous-collared Thrush, Azure-rumped (Cabanis’s) Tanager, Stripe-headed Sparrow, Prevost’s & White-eared Ground Sparrows, Painted Bunting, Black-capped Siskin, Yellow-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee, Ocellated Quail.
Central American Agouti, White-nosed Coati, Variegated Squirrel, Grey Fox and White-tailed Deer
rainforest, cloudforest, dry forest, mixed temperate forest, coffee fincas, lakes, shoreline, temperate pine savanna
mostly tropical conditions; warm and humid, can get cool to cold in the highlands
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader & local birding leader
Tour Pace & Walking
fairly relaxed pace with some long walks
comfortable to basic lodges & hotels
Ease of Birding
Number of Species Expected
great people, varied Mayan cultures, excellent arts & crafts, fantastic scenery