CAYAYA BIRDING - Birdwatching in Guatemala

Newletter #14
21 December 2019


2019 publication by the CAYAYA BIRDING staff

Birds of Guatemala
Birds of Guatemala

Planning a birding trip to Guatemala and looking for the right bird book? The comparative book review by Knut Eisermann of CAYAYA BIRDING in BIRDING magazine may help you decide: Eisermann, K. (2019) New field guides for birding Central America: a review of Birds of Central America, by Andrew C. Vallely and Dale Dyer, and of Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Northern Central America, by Jesse Fagan and Oliver Komar. Birding 51(3): 66-68.
A more extensive version of this book review is online at the American Birding Association's Blog


CAYAYA BIRDING Christmas Bird Count 2019

CBC Volcán Atitlán, 14 December 2019
CAYAYA BIRDING organized the 13th Christmas Bird Count at Volcán Atitlán on 14 December 2019.
CBC Volcán Atitlán, 14 December 2019
Participants of the 13th Christmas Bird Count at Volcán Atitlán recorded more than 280 bird species on December 14th. Final results will be online shortly.

Results of past Christmas Bird Counts organized by CAYAYA BIRDING including photographs are available here.


Photo highlights by CAYAYA BIRDING tour participants in 2019

Ocellated Turkey
Ocellated Turkey Meleagris ocellata by Mikael Käll, during a CAYAYA BIRDING tour in Guatemala.
Unspotted Saw-whet Owl
Unspotted Saw-whet Owl Aeogolius ridgwayi by Stefan Johansson, during a CAYAYA BIRDING trip in the highlands of Guatemala.
Resplendent Quetzal
Male Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno by Mikael Käll, during a CAYAYA BIRDING tour in Guatemala.
Buff-collared Nightjar
Buff-collared Nightjar Antrostomus ridgwayi by Mikael Käll, during a CAYAYA BIRDING tour in Guatemala.
Bearded Screech-Owl
Bearded Screech-Owl Megascops barbarus by Pete Ferrera, during a CAYAYA BIRDING trip in the highlands of Guatemala.
Fulvous Owl
Fulvous Owl Strix fulvescens by Stefan Johansson, during a CAYAYA BIRDING trip in the highlands of Guatemala.
Ruddy Crake
Ruddy Crake Laterallus ruber by Patric Carlsson, during a CAYAYA BIRDING tour through Guatemala.
Horned Guan
Horned Guan Oreophasis derbianus by Pete Ferrera, during a CAYAYA BIRDING trip in the highlands of Guatemala.
Buffy-crowned Wood-Partridge
Buffy-crowned Wood-Partridge Dendrortyx leucophrys by Pete Ferrera, during a CAYAYA BIRDING trip in the highlands of Guatemala.
Goldman's Warbler
Goldman's Warbler Setophaga goldmani by Pete Ferrera, during a CAYAYA BIRDING trip in the highlands of Guatemala.

CAYAYA BIRDING photo of the year

Slaty Finch
Male Slaty Finch Haplospiza rustica in the highlands of Guatemala.

CAYAYA BIRDING video of the year

A Fulvous Owl Strix fulvescens calling in a cloud forest in the Guatemalan highlands.


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