CAYAYA BIRDING multi-day birdwatching tours in Guatemala

CAYAYA BIRDING tours are designed for birders. Follow the links to see sample itineraries. All tours are customizable and we also organize your tour tailored according to your target species.

Birding target trips, scheduled birding tours, and birding day trips in Guatemala

CAYAYA BIRDING target birding trips in Guatemala

for avid birdwatchers.

CAYAYA BIRDING customized birding and nature tours in Guatemala

Tailor-made tours based on your interests.

CAYAYA BIRDING day trips in Guatemala

Birding day trips from Antigua, Guatemala City, at Lake Atitlán incl. Panajachel and Santiago, northern Petén incl. Tikal, Yaxhá, Flores, and El Remate, and Cobán.

CAYAYA BIRDING bird photography tours in Guatemala

in Guatemala.

Independent Birding Travel in Guatemala

Services for independent birders: transport, hotels, local guides.

Sample itineraries of birdwatching tours in Guatemala

Guatemala Birding Loop: endemic birds with CAYAYA BIRDING

This tour provides a good overview of the birds of Guatemala by visiting the three major biogeographic regions: the highlands and the lowlands of the Pacific slope and the Atlantic slope. More than 300 bird species can be expected during this tour, including most regional endemc birds.

CAYAYA BIRDING Highland Endemics Plus birding tour in Guatemala

A birding tour focused on all regional endemic bird species of the highlands of Guatemala.

CAYAYA BIRDING Highland Endemics birding tour in Guatemala

A short birding tour focused on the Pacific slope highlands between Guatemala City and lake Atitlán. Chance to see many of the endemics of the north Central American highlands.

CAYAYA BIRDING Quetzal Tour in Guatemala

The Resplendent Quetzal is one of the most beautiful birds of Central America, and Guatemala's national bird. This short tour is focused on seeing Respelendent Quetzal and other cloud forest birds.

CAYAYA BIRDING Volcano - Mangrove - Birding Tour in Guatemala

A relaxed 9-day birding tour to see endemics of the north Central American highlands, and waterbirds in reed swamps and mangroves on the Pacific coast.

CAYAYA BIRDING tours Los Tarrales

Short birding tour to Los Tarrales on Atitlán Volcano with Knut Eisermann and Claudia Avendaño of CAYAYA BIRDING, who have been supporting the Los Tarrales tourism program since 2003 and have been studying the preserve's bird life since that time. Take advantage of their detailed knowledge of the Los Tarrales avifauna and discover this nature preserve with them.

CAYAYA BIRDING Tikal and Yaxhá Birding Tour in northern Guatemala

Short and relaxed birding tour to Tikal and Yaxhá national parks. Both archaeological sites amidst the Mayan forest offer great opportunities to see canopy birds, regional endemics of the Yucatán peninsula, as well as rainforest raptors.

Start here planning your birding trip to Guatemala:

CAYAYA BIRDING tours Guatemala

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We operate exclusively small group bird watching tours to guarantee the best possible birding conditions, to keep our impact on the natural environment as low as possible, and to ensure personalized service. Tours can be led in English, German or Spanish.

We organize all ground travel using safe minibuses and coasters, and where necessary, 4-wheel-drive-vehicles. We arrange strategic rest stops during travel to break up the trips and give you the optimal, diverse birding experience. We stay primarily in beautiful and peaceful eco-lodges and hotels, where you see birds even during your rest. Vegetarian meals are always made available upon request.

CAYAYA BIRDING tour leaders are active ornithologists and conservationists, who have been conducting intensive field research in Guatemala for more than 15 years. Since they reside in Guatemala, they have the opportunity to keep in close contact with the indigenous communities which we will visit and maintain positive relations. Traveling with us you will enjoy an unforgettable birding experience flavored with the cultural vibrancy of the ancient and present-day Maya.

What birders say about CAYAYA BIRDING tours

"Superb tours, CAYAYA BIRDING offers some of the best birdwatching tours in Central America. They tailor their tours to their customers needs. They are some of the most renowned bird experts in the region, so they can lead high level tours, but they also are great for taking more casual birders and photographers. Highest recommendation."
John Larrea, United States

"Claudia and Knut are amazing scientists, naturalists and birders. They gave us a very engaging two-hour tour to our large family group at Finca El Pilar outside of Antigua. They engaged with all members of our group, from the grandmother to the eight-year-old. Everyone especially enjoyed the hummingbirds, and the whole group got to see many other birds in the spotting scope, including a pair of beautiful Black-vented Orioles. In the past, Knut and Claudia have taken me on serious birding outings, and they are the best in the country for that as well. I could not recommend them more highly for both serious birding and for more casual nature tours."
Kevin Omland, Baltimore, MD

"As most experienced guides, Knut Eisermann was able to identify all birds by call as well as song and sight. However, he was exceptionally good at getting his clients on the bird of interest. He was also incredibly committed to finding target birds and to meet his clients' objectives. Birding aside, Knut (and Claudia) were terrific company. Finally the logistics and communications about the trip were exceptionally clear, timely and relevant."
Magnus Persmark, United States

"Guatemala with CAYAYA BIRDING - far from the longest bird-list I've ever had, nor perhaps equalling the great wild-life spectacles of East Africa, but this was one of the very best birding trips I've ever been on. The leader is key on any sort of wild-life trip and I make no apology for the emphasis that I place on this area. We picked up all the "marquee" species and had many extra surprise bonus birds. All this is because Knut Eisermann has to be one of the world's very top bird leaders. His ability as a bird-finder must be unrivaled and he has the unique ability to get scope views of rainforest rarities. This alone makes a huge difference. He also has an unrivaled knowledge of the country's avifauna and has an extensive array of contacts, including local guides, to smooth the finding of rarities. Our list of owls, photographed as well as seen, was amazing. A bird leader also needs lots of "softer" skills and once more Knut excels - multi-lingual, resourceful, and with an excellent sense of humour. It really was like going birding with an old friend. There was always flexibility and a Plan B if necessary. To literally wet your appetite, the food and accommodation were absolutely superb. If you are thinking of a bird trip to Guatemala, and you should, then I'm afraid that there is no alternative to CAYAYA BIRDING."
Mike Thompson, UK

"The trip was absolutely the best. I have been on many guided trips to a number of countries, but none were more well organized and thought out than yours."
Dennis Shirley, Utah, USA .

"CAYAYA BIRDING are the Guatemala experts. For expert guiding, logistics planning and knowing where the birds are, you can't beat the team of Knut and Claudia! Thanks for a great trip, guys!!"
Mark Conrad, Arizona, USA .

"Five days in the company of Knut Eisermann birding the hills and valleys of the countryside surrounding Antigua, Guatemala was an absolute delight. Knut is as much an ornithologist, with a special interest in owls, as he is a birder and this made the trip extra special. I am a serial guide user in the Americas and Knut is up there with the best of them."
Kevin Buckley, New Jersey, USA.

"The whole arrangement was excellent with a good mix of habitats, ensuring that we ended up with a very nice trip list (386 species, of which 13 were heard only). Knut Eisermann was a splendid guide, very keen to find our targets and with excellent knowledge of all the birds occurring in Guatemala. A slightly unexpected bonus was his special interest in owls, which meant that owling was an almost nightly exercise. Our final trip list included nine species of owls and they were all seen!"
Tomas Hedmark, Sweden.

"CAYAYA BIRDING is outstanding: they not only offer world-class guides, but remarkably comfortable accommodation. They have taken care to ensure good relations with the communities they visit, which means you will not only see a long list of endemics and rarities, but also learn a lot about Guatemala's cultural diversity."
CAYAYA BIRDING target trip through Guatemala, Matthew Koch, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

"My experience in Guatemala could not have been better. Knut is a very accomplished guide who knows the birds beyond field guide information."
Mark Lockwood, Alpine, TX, USA. Senior author of The TOS Handbook of Texas Birds.

"Birding with Knut and Claudia is a double benefit. Not only do you get the best birding experience and expertise, but you are also supporting conservation and habitat/ecological awareness efforts through their programs with locals. Teach the local people about birds, employ them as paid citizen scientists, increase awareness about caring for the earth and support the local economy."
Ruth Stewart, Vermont, USA.

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