Private one-day birding trips from Antigua or Guatemala City

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.

Pink-headed Warbler
Watch your Pink-headed Warbler during a birding day trip from Antigua Guatemala or Guatemala City with CAYAYA BIRDING

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.

Pinnated Bittern
Pinnated Bittern near the Guatemala Pacific coast.

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.

Galapagos Shearwater
Galapagos Shearwater is a regular visitor to pelagic waters off the Guatemala Pacific coast.

Day tours include:

  • Expert birding guide.
  • Private transport.
  • Entrance fees to nature reserves.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off.

Schedule: sunrise (05:00-06:00, depending on season) to 17:00 with lunch break, with optional nocturnal birding

Start and end point: your hotel in Antigua Guatemala or Guatemala City.


Plan today your day trip from Antigua or Guatemala City!


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