Antigua Guatemala and Guatemala City are nestled in the Guatemalan highlands, with several good birding sites nearby, which are accessible within a 15 min to 1.5 hour drive. A CAYAYA BIRDING private day trip includes pick-up from your hotel in Antigua Guatemala or Guatemala City.
From Antigua and Guatemala City there are several sites with pine-oak forest accessible at day trip distance, which are home to Pink-headed Warbler, Crescent-chested Warbler, Olive Warbler, Mountain Trogon, Blue-throated Motmot, Blue-and-white Mockingbird, Bar-winged Oriole, Black-vented Oriole, Singing Quail, Chestnut-sided Shrike-Vireo, Hooded Grosbeak, Amethyst-throated Hummingbird, Garnet-throated Hummingbird, Green-throated Mountain-gem, and other special birds of the highlands of Mexico and northern Central America.
Also the Guatemalan Pacific coast is accessible within a 1.5 hour drive from Antigua and Guatemala City, providing the opportunity to watch birds in mangroves and coastal swamps, home to a number of herons (Boat-billed, Green, Tricolored, and Little Blue herons, Black-crowned and Yellow-crowned night-herons, Great and Snowy egrets, Bare-throated Tiger-Heron, Least Bittern, and Pinnated Bittern), Roseate Spoonbill and White Ibis, Black Skimmers, Limpkin, several terns, American White Pelican, and others.
A pelagic trip may produce Galapagos, Wedge-tailed, and Pink-footed shearwaters, Least and Black storm-petrels, Nazca, Brown, and Red-footed Booby, Pomarine Jaeger, Sabine's Gull, and others.