CAYAYA BIRDING Quetzal Tour

Quetzal Tour in Guatemala with CAYAYA BIRDING

Birding tour to cloud forests in Guatemala, home of the Resplendent Quetzal and other birds specialized to this habitat. Two nights in a lodge or hotel close to several trails.

  • 3 days / 2 nights birding tour from Guatemala City, Antigua, or Cobán to a cloud forest reserve on the Atlantic slope or on the Pacific slope, depending on season.
  • Other birds: Highland Guan, Blue-throated Motmot, Green-throated Mountain-gem, Bushy-crested Jay, Black-throated Jay, Unicolored Jay, Azure-hooded Jay, Black-capped Swallow, Rufous-browed Wren, Blue-and-white Mockingbird, and Slate-colored Solitaire.
  • Accommodation: comfortable lodges and hotels.
  • What birders say about seeing Resplendent Quetzal with CAYAYA BIRDING.
  • How to book this CAYAYA BIRDING tour.


Resplendent Quetzal, CAYAYA BIRDING Quetzal Tours in Guatemala
Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno, endemic to the highlands of southern Mexico and Central America.
Resplendent Quetzal, CAYAYA BIRDING Quetzal Tours in Guatemala
Male Resplendent Quetzal is Guatemala's National Bird.
Female Resplendent Quetzal, CAYAYA BIRDING Quetzal Tours in Guatemala
A female Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno in a Guatemalan cloud forest.
Juvenile Resplendent Quetzals, CAYAYA BIRDING Quetzal Tours in Guatemala
Siblings of Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno in the nest entrance.
Resplendent Quetzal, CAYAYA BIRDING Quetzal Tours in Guatemala
A feeding Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno in a Guatemalan cloud forest.
Resplendent Quetzal, CAYAYA BIRDING Quetzal Tours in Guatemala
Male Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno in a cloud forest of Guatemala.
Resplendent Quetzal, CAYAYA BIRDING Quetzal Tours in Guatemala
Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno in Guatemala.
Resplendent Quetzal, CAYAYA BIRDING Quetzal Tours in Guatemala
A male Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno in a Guatemalan cloud forest.
Resplendent Quetzal, CAYAYA BIRDING Quetzal Tours in Guatemala
Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno, endemic to the highlands of southern Mexico and Central America.
Resplendent Quetzal molting, CAYAYA BIRDING Quetzal Tours in Guatemala
A male Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno during molt.
Resplendent Quetzal molting, CAYAYA BIRDING Quetzal Tours in Guatemala
A male Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno during molt.


What birders say about the CAYAYA BIRDING Quetzal Tour

"Knut Eisermann provided my son and I with a wonderful week of birdwatching in Guatemala. He is warm, friendly and fun! His birding skills are second to none. We had a wonderful time and I can't say enough good things about our time with him."
November 2018, 1-week birding tour in the Guatemalan highlands targeting Resplendent Quetzal and Tikal National Park in the northern lowlands Michael Robinson, Washington, USA.

"Knut has been my guide for two separate tours in the last 3 weeks. One day trip around Antigua, and the other was a 3-day, 2-night tour of Motagua Valley and Biotopo del Quetzal. The goal of the latter trip was to find the Resplendent Quetzal. We found it, and it was amazing! Knut is incredibly knowledgable about the birds of Central America (and beyond). I didn't get the opportunity to bird with Claudia, but she always responded to my emails, questions and concerns quickly, and always with a "we can make this work", attitude! I am very grateful to these two for an incredible birding experience in Guatemala! Until next time!"
August 2016,



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