Birding Guatemala City

Guatemala City is the start and end point of most of our tours, because the largest of the country's international airports is located here. Guatemala City is noisy, large and polluted, with more than two million inhabitants.

Guatemala City
The beautiful skyline of volcanoes and mountain ridges around Guatemala City is only visible from few points within town. From your air plane window, however, views can be impressive during your flight into or out of Guatemala City.

Guatemala City is located at 1500 m (4900 ft), in the heart of the Endemic Bird Area EBA 018 (North Central American Highlands). Several birding sites in the surroundings of Guatemala provide opportunities to see regional endemics such as Rufous-collared Robin, Blue-throated Motmot, Rufous-browed Wren, Black-capped Swallow, as well as birds restricted to the Sierra madre mounatian range and northern Central America, such as Gray Silky-Flycatcher, Hooded Grosbeak, and Amethyst-throated Hummingbird.

Accommodation: Guatemala City offers a large variety of hotels. Get in touch to reserve your stay in a comfortable hotel in a tranquil neighborhood, which includes bed and breakfast service, private bathrooms with hot water.


Day trips Guatemala City

Birding day trips from Guatemala City


Hooded Grosbeak near Guatemala City
Hooded Grosbeak Coccothraustes abeillei is restricted the highlands of Mexico and northern Central America.

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