Trip List: Customized 14-Day Birding Tour (12-24 November 2017)

Participants: Jochen Baurmeister and Frauke Jordt. Tour leader: Knut Eisermann.

This target trip included eleven sites in the Guatemalan highlands and Tikal and Yaxhá in the lowlands of northern Guatemala, visited from 12 to 24 November 2017.

A total of 323 bird species were seen, and an additional 12 species were heard only.

Horned Guan
A Horned Guan Oreophasis derbianus, photographed during this CAYAYA BIRDING tour in the Guatemalan highlands.
Unspotted Saw-whet Owl
Unspotted Saw-whet Owl Aegolius ridgwayi, photographed by Jochen Baurmeister during this CAYAYA BIRDING tour in the Guatemalan highlands.

"We spent two weeks in Guatemala to see the specialty birds of the region. It was the right decision to ask CAYAYA BIRDING to organize our tour. Knut Eisermann was a perfect guide knowing all the birds, the secret places and the culture of the people. He involves local guides which helps finding the birds and supporting the communities. We did see all the special birds of the region we were hoping for plus several real rarities like Unspotted Saw-whet Owl. Being impressed by the incredible landscape, the friendliness of the people, the Mayan historical sites and the many birds, we will come back to Guatemala and we will definitely contact CAYAYA BIRDING again to organize our next trip."
Jochen Baurmeister Frauke Jordt, Pennsylvania, USA, and Frankfurt, Germany.

It follows a list of all species observed (Nomenclature according to AOU, including the 2017 update: Fifty-eighth supplement to the American Ornithological Society's check-list of North American birds. Auk 134: 751-773). Species which were heard only are marked with "(H)".

  1. Great Tinamou Tinamus major (H)
  2. Blue-winged Teal Spatula discors
  3. Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
  4. Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
  5. Plain Chachalaca Ortalis vetula
  6. White-bellied Chachalaca Ortalis leucogastra
  7. Crested Guan Penelope purpurascens
  8. Highland Guan Penelopina nigra (H)
  9. Horned Guan Oreophasis derbianus
  10. Buffy-crowned Wood-Partridge Dendrortyx leucophrys
  11. Ocellated Quail Cyrtonyx ocellatus
  12. Singing Quail Dactylortyx thoracicus (H)
  13. Spotted Wood-Quail Odontophorus guttatus (H)
  14. Ocellated Turkey Meleagris ocellata
  15. Least Grebe Tachybaptus dominicus
  16. Rock Pigeon Columba livia
  17. Pale-vented Pigeon Patagioenas cayennensis
  18. Red-billed Pigeon Patagioenas flavirostris
  19. Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata
  20. Inca Dove Columbina inca
  21. Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina
  22. Ruddy Ground-Dove Columbina talpacoti
  23. White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi
  24. White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
  25. Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana
  26. Pheasant Cuckoo Dromococcyx phasianellus
  27. Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris
  28. Common Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis
  29. Mexican Whip-poor-will Antrostomus arizonae
  30. Vaux's Swift Chaetura vauxi
  31. White-throated Swift Aeronautes saxatalis
  32. Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift Panyptila cayennensis
  33. Long-billed Hermit Phaethornis longirostris
  34. Stripe-throated Hermit Phaethornis striigularis
  35. Mexican Violetear Colibri thalassinus
  36. Purple-crowned Fairy Heliothryx barroti
  37. Rivoli's Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens
  38. Long-billed Starthroat Heliomaster longirostris
  39. Green-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis viridipallens
  40. Amethyst-throated Hummingbird Lampornis amethystinus
  41. Garnet-throated Hummingbird Lamprolaima rhami
  42. Slender Sheartail Doricha enicura
  43. Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird Tilmatura dupontii
  44. Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
  45. Wine-throated Hummingbird Atthis ellioti
  46. Broad-tailed Hummingbird Selasphorus platycercus
  47. Emerald-chinned Hummingbird Abeillia abeillei
  48. Wedge-tailed Sabrewing Campylopterus curvipennis
  49. Rufous Sabrewing Campylopterus rufus
  50. Violet Sabrewing Campylopterus hemileucurus
  51. White-bellied Emerald Amazilia candida
  52. Azure-crowned Hummingbird Amazilia cyanocephala
  53. Berylline Hummingbird Amazilia beryllina
  54. Blue-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia cyanura
  55. Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia tzacatl
  56. Cinnamon Hummingbird Amazilia rutila
  57. Blue-throated Goldentail Hylocharis eliciae
  58. White-eared Hummingbird Hylocharis leucotis
  59. Ruddy Crake Laterallus ruber
  60. Russet-naped Wood-Rail Aramides albiventris
  61. Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinicus
  62. Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata
  63. American Coot Fulica americana
  64. Limpkin Aramus guarauna
  65. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  66. Northern Jacana Jacana spinosa
  67. Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
  68. Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
  69. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  70. Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
  71. Anhinga Anhinga anhinga
  72. Bare-throated Tiger-Heron Tigrisoma mexicanum
  73. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  74. Great Egret Ardea alba
  75. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  76. Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
  77. Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
  78. Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
  79. Green Heron Butorides virescens
  80. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea
  81. Boat-billed Heron Cochlearius cochlearius
  82. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  83. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  84. King Vulture Sarcoramphus papa
  85. Double-toothed Kite Harpagus bidentatus
  86. Northern Harrier Circus hudsonius
  87. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  88. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  89. Great Black Hawk Buteogallus urubitinga
  90. Roadside Hawk Rupornis magnirostris
  91. White Hawk Pseudastur albicollis
  92. Gray Hawk Buteo plagiatus
  93. Short-tailed Hawk Buteo brachyurus
  94. Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni
  95. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  96. Black Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus tyrannus
  97. Ornate Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus ornatus
  98. Whiskered Screech-Owl Megascops trichopsis
  99. Vermiculated Screech-Owl Megascops guatemalae
  100. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus (H)
  101. Guatemalan Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium gnoma cobanense
  102. Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium brasilianum
  103. Mottled Owl Ciccaba virgata
  104. Black-and-white Owl Ciccaba nigrolineata
  105. Fulvous Owl Strix fulvescens
  106. Unspotted Saw-whet Owl Aegolius ridgwayi
  107. Slaty-tailed Trogon Trogon massena
  108. Black-headed Trogon Trogon melanocephalus
  109. Gartered Trogon Trogon caligatus
  110. Mountain Trogon Trogon mexicanus
  111. Collared Trogon Trogon collaris
  112. Tody Motmot Hylomanes momotula
  113. Blue-throated Motmot Aspatha gularis
  114. Lesson's Motmot Momotus lessonii
  115. Ringed Kingfisher Megaceryle torquata
  116. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  117. Amazon Kingfisher Chloroceryle amazona
  118. Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana
  119. American Pygmy Kingfisher Chloroceryle aenea
  120. Rufous-tailed Jacamar Galbula ruficauda
  121. Northern Emerald-Toucanet Aulacorhynchus prasinus
  122. Collared Aracari Pteroglossus torquatus
  123. Keel-billed Toucan Ramphastos sulfuratus
  124. Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus
  125. Golden-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons
  126. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  127. Smoky-brown Woodpecker Picoides fumigatus
  128. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  129. Golden-olive Woodpecker Colaptes rubiginosus
  130. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  131. Chestnut-colored Woodpecker Celeus castaneus
  132. Lineated Woodpecker Dryocopus lineatus
  133. Pale-billed Woodpecker Campephilus guatemalensis
  134. Laughing Falcon Herpetotheres cachinnans
  135. Collared Forest-Falcon Micrastur semitorquatus
  136. Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway
  137. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  138. Merlin Falco columbarius
  139. Bat Falcon Falco rufigularis
  140. Orange-breasted Falcon Falco deiroleucus
  141. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  142. Olive-throated Parakeet Eupsittula nana
  143. Orange-fronted Parakeet Eupsittula canicularis
  144. Pacific Parakeet Psittacara strenuus
  145. Barred Parakeet Bolborhynchus lineola
  146. Orange-chinned Parakeet Brotogeris jugularis
  147. Brown-hooded Parrot Pyrilia haematotis
  148. White-crowned Parrot Pionus senilis
  149. White-fronted Parrot Amazona albifrons
  150. Red-lored Parrot Amazona autumnalis
  151. Yellow-naped Parrot Amazona auropalliata
  152. Barred Antshrike Thamnophilus doliatus
  153. Black-faced Antthrush Formicarius analis
  154. Olivaceous Woodcreeper Sittasomus griseicapillus
  155. Ruddy Woodcreeper Dendrocincla homochroa
  156. Tawny-winged Woodcreeper Dendrocincla anabatina
  157. Northern Barred-Woodcreeper Dendrocolaptes sanctithomae
  158. Strong-billed Woodcreeper Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus
  159. Ivory-billed Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus flavigaster
  160. Spot-crowned Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes affinis
  161. Plain Xenops Xenops minutus
  162. Ruddy Foliage-gleaner Clibanornis rubiginosus (H)
  163. Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet Camptostoma imberbe
  164. Greenish Elaenia Myiopagis viridicata
  165. Yellow-bellied Elaenia Elaenia flavogaster
  166. Ochre-bellied Flycatcher Mionectes oleagineus
  167. Sepia-capped Flycatcher Leptopogon amaurocephalus
  168. Paltry Tyrannulet Zimmerius vilissimus
  169. Northern Bentbill Oncostoma cinereigulare
  170. Common Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum
  171. Eye-ringed Flatbill Rhynchocyclus brevirostris
  172. Yellow-olive Flycatcher Tolmomyias sulphurescens
  173. Stub-tailed Spadebill Platyrinchus cancrominus
  174. Royal Flycatcher Onychorhynchus coronatus
  175. Belted Flycatcher Xenotriccus callizonus
  176. Tufted Flycatcher Mitrephanes phaeocercus
  177. Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi
  178. Greater Pewee Contopus pertinax
  179. Tropical Pewee Contopus cinereus
  180. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris
  181. Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus
  182. Hammond's Flycatcher Empidonax hammondii
  183. Buff-breasted Flycatcher Empidonax fulvifrons
  184. Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
  185. Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus
  186. Bright-rumped Attila Attila spadiceus
  187. Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer
  188. Brown-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus tyrannulus
  189. Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
  190. Boat-billed Flycatcher Megarynchus pitangua
  191. Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis
  192. Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus
  193. Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis
  194. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus
  195. Northern Schiffornis Schiffornis veraepacis
  196. Masked Tityra Tityra semifasciata
  197. Black-crowned Tityra Tityra inquisitor
  198. Rose-throated Becard Pachyramphus aglaiae
  199. Long-tailed Manakin Chiroxiphia linearis
  200. Rufous-browed Peppershrike Cyclarhis gujanensis
  201. Green Shrike-Vireo Vireolanius pulchellus (H)
  202. Lesser Greenlet Pachysylvia decurtata
  203. White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus
  204. Hutton's Vireo Vireo huttoni
  205. Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons
  206. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  207. Plumbeous Vireo Vireo plumbeus
  208. Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus
  209. Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus
  210. Brown-capped Vireo Vireo leucophrys
  211. Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
  212. Black-throated Jay Cyanolyca pumilo
  213. White-throated Magpie-Jay Calocitta formosa
  214. Brown Jay Psilorhinus morio
  215. Bushy-crested Jay Cyanocorax melanocyaneus
  216. Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri
  217. Unicolored Jay Aphelocoma unicolor
  218. Mangrove Swallow Tachycineta albilinea
  219. Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina
  220. Black-capped Swallow Atticora pileata
  221. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  222. Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva
  223. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  224. Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus
  225. Brown Creeper Certhia americana
  226. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  227. Rufous-browed Wren Troglodytes rufociliatus
  228. Band-backed Wren Campylorhynchus zonatus
  229. Rufous-naped Wren Campylorhynchus rufinucha
  230. Spot-breasted Wren Pheugopedius maculipectus
  231. Rufous-and-white Wren Thryophilus rufalbus
  232. Cabanis's Wren Cantorchilus modestus
  233. White-bellied Wren Uropsila leucogastra
  234. White-breasted Wood-Wren Henicorhina leucosticta (H)
  235. Gray-breasted Wood-Wren Henicorhina leucophrys
  236. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  237. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  238. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  239. Brown-backed Solitaire Myadestes occidentalis
  240. Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush Catharus aurantiirostris (H)
  241. Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush Catharus frantzii
  242. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  243. Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina
  244. Clay-colored Thrush Turdus grayi
  245. White-throated Thrush Turdus assimilis
  246. Rufous-collared Robin Turdus rufitorques
  247. Blue-and-white Mockingbird Melanotis hypoleucus
  248. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  249. Tropical Mockingbird Mimus gilvus
  250. Gray Silky-flycatcher Ptiliogonys cinereus
  251. Olive Warbler Peucedramus taeniatus
  252. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  253. Blue-crowned Chlorophonia Chlorophonia occipitalis (H)
  254. Yellow-throated Euphonia Euphonia hirundinacea
  255. Elegant Euphonia Euphonia elegantissima (H)
  256. Olive-backed Euphonia Euphonia gouldi
  257. Hooded Grosbeak Coccothraustes abeillei
  258. Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
  259. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  260. Black-capped Siskin Spinus atriceps
  261. Black-headed Siskin Spinus notatus
  262. Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria
  263. Chestnut-capped Brushfinch Arremon brunneinucha
  264. White-naped Brushfinch Atlapetes albinucha
  265. White-eared Ground-Sparrow Melozone leucotis
  266. White-faced Ground-Sparrow Melozone biarcuata
  267. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  268. Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis
  269. Yellow-eyed Junco Junco phaeonotus
  270. Common Chlorospingus Chlorospingus flavopectus
  271. Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens (H)
  272. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  273. Montezuma Oropendola Psarocolius montezuma
  274. Black-vented Oriole Icterus wagleri
  275. Bar-winged Oriole Icterus maculialatus
  276. Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius
  277. Spot-breasted Oriole Icterus pectoralis
  278. Altamira Oriole Icterus gularis
  279. Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula
  280. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  281. Bronzed Cowbird Molothrus aeneus
  282. Melodious Blackbird Dives dives
  283. Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
  284. Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla
  285. Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorum
  286. Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera
  287. Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
  288. Crescent-chested Warbler Oreothlypis superciliosa
  289. Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina
  290. Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla
  291. Gray-crowned Yellowthroat Geothlypis poliocephala
  292. MacGillivray's Warbler Geothlypis tolmiei
  293. Kentucky Warbler Geothlypis formosa
  294. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  295. Hooded Warbler Setophaga citrina
  296. American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
  297. Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia
  298. Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia
  299. Chestnut-sided Warbler Setophaga pensylvanica
  300. Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens
  301. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  302. Goldman's Warbler Setophaga c. goldmani
  303. Townsend's Warbler Setophaga townsendi
  304. Hermit Warbler Setophaga occidentalis
  305. Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
  306. Fan-tailed Warbler Basileuterus lachrymosus
  307. Rufous-capped Warbler Basileuterus rufifrons
  308. Golden-browed Warbler Basileuterus belli
  309. Golden-crowned Warbler Basileuterus culicivorus
  310. Wilson's Warbler Cardellina pusilla
  311. Red-faced Warbler Cardellina rubrifrons
  312. Pink-headed Warbler Cardellina versicolor
  313. Slate-throated Redstart Myioborus miniatus
  314. Rose-throated Tanager Piranga roseogularis
  315. Summer Tanager Piranga rubra
  316. Western Tanager Piranga ludoviciana
  317. Flame-colored Tanager Piranga bidentata
  318. White-winged Tanager Piranga leucoptera
  319. Red-crowned Ant-Tanager Habia rubica
  320. Red-throated Ant-Tanager Habia fuscicauda
  321. Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
  322. Blue Bunting Cyanocompsa parellina
  323. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  324. Painted Bunting Passerina ciris
  325. Blue-gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus
  326. Yellow-winged Tanager Thraupis abbas
  327. Azure-rumped Tanager Tangara cabanisi
  328. Cinnamon-bellied Flowerpiercer Diglossa baritula
  329. Gray-headed Tanager Eucometis penicillata
  330. Black-throated Shrike-Tanager Lanio aurantius
  331. Red-legged Honeycreeper Cyanerpes cyaneus
  332. Yellow-faced Grassquit Tiaris olivaceus
  333. White-collared Seedeater Sporophila torqueola
  334. Black-headed Saltator Saltator atriceps
  335. Grayish Saltator Saltator coerulescens

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