Birding Cerro Tecpán

Black-capped Siskin
Black-capped Siskin at Cerro Tecpán.

Located north of the city of Tecpán, department Chimaltenango, this mountain is partially covered by pine-cypress-oak-alder forests at elevations of 2100 to 3000 m.

Pink-headed Warbler
Pink-headed Warbler

These forests are less exotic and exuberant than the very humid cloud forests on the Guatemalan Atlantic Slope, e.g. near Cobán, and they look much like some North American or European forests. However, they are home to several northern Central American highland endemics including Rufous-collared Robin, Rufous-browed Wren, Pink-headed Warbler, Blue-throated Motmot, Black-capped Swallow, and Black-capped Siskin.

Rufous-collared Robin
Rufous-collared Robin

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Access and accommodation: Hotels, lodges and restaurants are available in and near the city of Tecpán. Get in touch for advice on birder-friendly hotels and restaurants. Get in touch for advice on birder-friendly hotels in town.

Best time for birding at Cerro Tecpán? Any time of the year.

How do you support conservation and development at Cerro Tecpán? Cerro Tecpán is part of the Important Bird Area (IBA) Atitlán (IBA GT015), which supports populations of several threatened and regional endemic bird species. With your birding visit you put a value to these habitats, which is an important motivation for conservation.


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Rincón Suizo birding hotspot at Cerro Tecpán

Rincón Suizo
Birding at Rincón Suizo Restaurant.

Yellow-eyed Junco
Yellow-eyed Junco
Spotted Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Forest at Cerro Tecpán.
Forest at Cerro Tecpán.

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