Tweinty species of owls, 11 species of nighthawks, and two species of potoos occur in Guatemala and promise exciting night birding. Most of them are widespread Neotropical species such as Mottled Owl, Black-and-white Owl, Spectacled Owl, Striped Owl or Common Pauraque.
Others occur mainly in Mexico and Central America, such as Northern Potoo, Mexican Whip-poor-will, Unspotted Saw-whet Owl, Pacific Screech-Owl, and Whiskered Screech-Owl. The Guatemalan mountains are the core range of some night birds restricted to the highlands of northern Central America and southern Mexico, such as Fulvous Owl and Bearded Screech-Owl. Other nocturnal birds in Guatemala are widespread throughout the American continent such as Barn Owl and Great Horned Owl.
Many of Guatemala's night birds can be seen during CAYAYA BIRDING tours, some of these species also during day time. Get in touch to organize your birdwatching tour in Guatemala.
Photographs of nocturnal birds seen during CAYAYA BIRDING tours in Guatemala
More photos of owls in Guatemala.
Videos of nocturnal birds seen during CAYAYA BIRDING tours in Guatemala
Calling Fulvous Owl Strix fulvescens in a cloud forest in the highlands of Guatemala.
Calling Mottled Owl Ciccaba virgata in a rainforest in Guatemala.
Calling Common Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis in Guatemala.