Trip List: Customized 15-Day Birding Tour (15-29 April 2013)

Participants: Dave Sargeant and Ian Harrison. Tour leader: Knut Eisermann.

This target trip included seven sites in the Guatemalan highlands and Tikal in the lowlands of northern Guatemala, visited from 15-29 April 2013.

A total of 348 bird species were observed during this trip.

Male Maroon-chested Ground-Dove
A male Maroon-chested Ground-Dove Claravis mondetoura, photographed during this CAYAYA BIRDING tour in the Guatemalan highlands.
Bearded Screech-Owl
A Bearded Screech-Owl Megascops barbarus, photographed during this CAYAYA BIRDING tour in the Guatemalan highlands.

"A great trip with an excellent guide. Our trip went smoothly and we saw more speciality species than we expected."
Dave Sargeant, UK and Thailand.

"We found Knut Eisermann an extremely knowledgable, enthusiastic, patient and attentive leader. He knows the birds, the locations, the people. He involves local guides that he trained himself wherever possible - we were impressed by this. His sense of humour is also an asset."
Ian D. Harrison, Aberaeron, UK.

It follows a list of all species recorded (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
  2. Little Tinamou Crypturellus soui
  3. Thicket Tinamou Crypturellus cinnamomeus
  4. Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis
  5. Blue-winged Teal Spatula discors
  6. Plain Chachalaca Ortalis vetula
  7. White-bellied Chachalaca Ortalis leucogastra
  8. Crested Guan Penelope purpurascens
  9. Highland Guan Penelopina nigra
  10. Horned Guan Oreophasis derbianus
  11. Great Curassow Crax rubra
  12. Buffy-crowned Wood-Partridge Dendrortyx leucophrys
  13. Crested Bobwhite Colinus cristatus
  14. Ocellated Quail Cyrtonyx ocellatus
  15. Singing Quail Dactylortyx thoracicus
  16. Ocellated Turkey Meleagris ocellata
  17. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  18. Rock Pigeon Columba livia
  19. Scaled Pigeon Patagioenas speciosa
  20. Red-billed Pigeon Patagioenas flavirostris
  21. Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata
  22. Short-billed Pigeon Patagioenas nigrirostris
  23. Inca Dove Columbina inca
  24. Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina
  25. Ruddy Ground-Dove Columbina talpacoti
  26. Blue Ground-Dove Claravis pretiosa
  27. Maroon-chested Ground-Dove Claravis mondetoura
  28. Ruddy Quail-Dove Geotrygon montana
  29. White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi
  30. White-faced Quail-Dove Zentrygon albifacies
  31. White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
  32. Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana
  33. Pheasant Cuckoo Dromococcyx phasianellus
  34. Lesser Ground-Cuckoo Morococcyx erythropygus
  35. Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris
  36. Lesser Nighthawk Chordeiles acutipennis
  37. Common Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis
  38. Yucatan Poorwill Nyctiphrynus yucatanicus
  39. Mexican Whip-poor-will Antrostomus arizonae
  40. Chestnut-collared Swift Streptoprocne rutila
  41. White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris
  42. Vaux's Swift Chaetura vauxi
  43. White-throated Swift Aeronautes saxatalis
  44. Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift Panyptila cayennensis
  45. Long-billed Hermit Phaethornis longirostris
  46. Stripe-throated Hermit Phaethornis striigularis
  47. Mexican Violetear Colibri thalassinus
  48. Purple-crowned Fairy Heliothryx barroti
  49. Rivoli's Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens
  50. Green-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis viridipallens
  51. Amethyst-throated Hummingbird Lampornis amethystinus
  52. Garnet-throated Hummingbird Lamprolaima rhami
  53. Wine-throated Hummingbird Atthis ellioti
  54. Emerald-chinned Hummingbird Abeillia abeillei
  55. Wedge-tailed Sabrewing Campylopterus curvipennis
  56. Rufous Sabrewing Campylopterus rufus
  57. Violet Sabrewing Campylopterus hemileucurus
  58. White-bellied Emerald Amazilia candida
  59. Azure-crowned Hummingbird Amazilia cyanocephala
  60. Blue-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia cyanura
  61. Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia tzacatl
  62. Cinnamon Hummingbird Amazilia rutila
  63. White-eared Hummingbird Hylocharis leucotis
  64. Ruddy Crake Laterallus ruber
  65. Russet-naped Wood-Rail Aramides albiventris
  66. American Coot Fulica americana
  67. Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
  68. Anhinga Anhinga anhinga
  69. Great Egret Ardea alba
  70. Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
  71. Green Heron Butorides virescens
  72. Boat-billed Heron Cochlearius cochlearius
  73. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  74. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  75. King Vulture Sarcoramphus papa
  76. Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus
  77. Double-toothed Kite Harpagus bidentatus
  78. Plumbeous Kite Ictinia plumbea
  79. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  80. Bicolored Hawk Accipiter bicolor
  81. Great Black Hawk Buteogallus urubitinga
  82. Roadside Hawk Rupornis magnirostris
  83. White Hawk Pseudastur albicollis
  84. Gray Hawk Buteo plagiatus
  85. Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
  86. Short-tailed Hawk Buteo brachyurus
  87. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  88. Black Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus tyrannus
  89. Ornate Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus ornatus
  90. Whiskered Screech-Owl Megascops trichopsis
  91. Bearded Screech-Owl Megascops barbarus
  92. Vermiculated Screech-Owl Megascops guatemalae
  93. Spectacled Owl Pulsatrix perspicillata
  94. Northern Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium gnoma
  95. Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium brasilianum
  96. Mottled Owl Ciccaba virgata
  97. Fulvous Owl Strix fulvescens
  98. Unspotted Saw-whet Owl Aegolius ridgwayi
  99. Slaty-tailed Trogon Trogon massena
  100. Black-headed Trogon Trogon melanocephalus
  101. Gartered Trogon Trogon caligatus
  102. Mountain Trogon Trogon mexicanus
  103. Collared Trogon Trogon collaris
  104. Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno
  105. Tody Motmot Hylomanes momotula
  106. Blue-throated Motmot Aspatha gularis
  107. Russet-crowned Motmot Momotus mexicanus
  108. Lesson's Motmot Momotus lessonii
  109. Turquoise-browed Motmot Eumomota superciliosa
  110. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  111. Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana
  112. American Pygmy Kingfisher Chloroceryle aenea
  113. Rufous-tailed Jacamar Galbula ruficauda
  114. Northern Emerald-Toucanet Aulacorhynchus prasinus
  115. Collared Aracari Pteroglossus torquatus
  116. Keel-billed Toucan Ramphastos sulfuratus
  117. Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus
  118. Golden-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons
  119. Smoky-brown Woodpecker Picoides fumigatus
  120. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  121. Golden-olive Woodpecker Colaptes rubiginosus
  122. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  123. Chestnut-colored Woodpecker Celeus castaneus
  124. Lineated Woodpecker Dryocopus lineatus
  125. Pale-billed Woodpecker Campephilus guatemalensis
  126. Laughing Falcon Herpetotheres cachinnans
  127. Barred Forest-Falcon Micrastur ruficollis
  128. Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway
  129. Bat Falcon Falco rufigularis
  130. Orange-breasted Falcon Falco deiroleucus
  131. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  132. Olive-throated Parakeet Eupsittula nana
  133. Orange-fronted Parakeet Eupsittula canicularis
  134. Pacific Parakeet Psittacara strenuus
  135. Barred Parakeet Bolborhynchus lineola
  136. Orange-chinned Parakeet Brotogeris jugularis
  137. Brown-hooded Parrot Pyrilia haematotis
  138. White-crowned Parrot Pionus senilis
  139. White-fronted Parrot Amazona albifrons
  140. Red-lored Parrot Amazona autumnalis
  141. Mealy Parrot Amazona farinosa
  142. Yellow-naped Parrot Amazona auropalliata
  143. Barred Antshrike Thamnophilus doliatus
  144. Black-faced Antthrush Formicarius analis
  145. Tawny-throated Leaftosser Sclerurus mexicanus
  146. Olivaceous Woodcreeper Sittasomus griseicapillus
  147. Ruddy Woodcreeper Dendrocincla homochroa
  148. Tawny-winged Woodcreeper Dendrocincla anabatina
  149. Northern Barred-Woodcreeper Dendrocolaptes sanctithomae
  150. Strong-billed Woodcreeper Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus
  151. Ivory-billed Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus flavigaster
  152. Spotted Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus erythropygius
  153. Spot-crowned Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes affinis
  154. Plain Xenops Xenops minutus
  155. Scaly-throated Foliage-gleaner Anabacerthia variegaticeps
  156. Ruddy Foliage-gleaner Clibanornis rubiginosus
  157. Rufous-breasted Spinetail Synallaxis erythrothorax
  158. Yellow-bellied Tyrannulet Ornithion semiflavum
  159. Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet Camptostoma imberbe
  160. Greenish Elaenia Myiopagis viridicata
  161. Yellow-bellied Elaenia Elaenia flavogaster
  162. Mountain Elaenia Elaenia frantzii
  163. Ochre-bellied Flycatcher Mionectes oleagineus
  164. Paltry Tyrannulet Zimmerius vilissimus
  165. Northern Bentbill Oncostoma cinereigulare
  166. Common Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum
  167. Eye-ringed Flatbill Rhynchocyclus brevirostris
  168. Yellow-olive Flycatcher Tolmomyias sulphurescens
  169. Stub-tailed Spadebill Platyrinchus cancrominus
  170. Royal Flycatcher Onychorhynchus coronatus
  171. Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher Myiobius sulphureipygius
  172. Belted Flycatcher Xenotriccus callizonus
  173. Tufted Flycatcher Mitrephanes phaeocercus
  174. Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi
  175. Greater Pewee Contopus pertinax
  176. Western Wood-Pewee Contopus sordidulus
  177. Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens
  178. Tropical Pewee Contopus cinereus
  179. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris
  180. Acadian Flycatcher Empidonax virescens
  181. Willow Flycatcher Empidonax traillii
  182. Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus
  183. Hammond's Flycatcher Empidonax hammondii
  184. Pine Flycatcher Empidonax affinis
  185. Yellowish Flycatcher Empidonax flavescens
  186. Buff-breasted Flycatcher Empidonax fulvifrons
  187. Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
  188. Bright-rumped Attila Attila spadiceus
  189. Rufous Mourner Rhytipterna holerythra
  190. Yucatan Flycatcher Myiarchus yucatanensis
  191. Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer
  192. Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens
  193. Nutting's Flycatcher Myiarchus nuttingi
  194. Brown-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus tyrannulus
  195. Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
  196. Boat-billed Flycatcher Megarynchus pitangua
  197. Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis
  198. Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher Myiodynastes luteiventris
  199. Piratic Flycatcher Legatus leucophaius
  200. Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus
  201. Couch's Kingbird Tyrannus couchii
  202. Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis
  203. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus
  204. Northern Schiffornis Schiffornis veraepacis
  205. Masked Tityra Tityra semifasciata
  206. Rose-throated Becard Pachyramphus aglaiae
  207. Long-tailed Manakin Chiroxiphia linearis
  208. White-collared Manakin Manacus candei
  209. Red-capped Manakin Ceratopipra mentalis
  210. Rufous-browed Peppershrike Cyclarhis gujanensis
  211. Chestnut-sided Shrike-Vireo Vireolanius melitophrys
  212. Tawny-crowned Greenlet Tunchiornis ochraceiceps
  213. Lesser Greenlet Pachysylvia decurtata
  214. Mangrove Vireo Vireo pallens
  215. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  216. Plumbeous Vireo Vireo plumbeus
  217. Brown-capped Vireo Vireo leucophrys
  218. Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
  219. Yellow-green Vireo Vireo flavoviridis
  220. Black-throated Jay Cyanolyca pumilo
  221. Azure-hooded Jay Cyanolyca cucullata
  222. White-throated Magpie-Jay Calocitta formosa
  223. Brown Jay Psilorhinus morio
  224. Bushy-crested Jay Cyanocorax melanocyaneus
  225. Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri
  226. Gray-breasted Martin Progne chalybea
  227. Mangrove Swallow Tachycineta albilinea
  228. Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina
  229. Black-capped Swallow Atticora pileata
  230. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  231. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  232. Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus
  233. Brown Creeper Certhia americana
  234. Nightingale Wren Microcerculus philomela
  235. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  236. Rufous-browed Wren Troglodytes rufociliatus
  237. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  238. Band-backed Wren Campylorhynchus zonatus
  239. Rufous-naped Wren Campylorhynchus rufinucha
  240. Spot-breasted Wren Pheugopedius maculipectus
  241. Rufous-and-white Wren Thryophilus rufalbus
  242. Cabanis's Wren Cantorchilus modestus
  243. White-breasted Wood-Wren Henicorhina leucosticta
  244. Gray-breasted Wood-Wren Henicorhina leucophrys
  245. Long-billed Gnatwren Ramphocaenus melanurus
  246. White-lored Gnatcatcher Polioptila albiloris
  247. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  248. Brown-backed Solitaire Myadestes occidentalis
  249. Slate-colored Solitaire Myadestes unicolor
  250. Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush Catharus aurantiirostris
  251. Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush Catharus frantzii
  252. Black-headed Nightingale-Thrush Catharus mexicanus
  253. Spotted Nightingale-Thrush Catharus dryas
  254. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  255. Black Thrush Turdus infuscatus
  256. Mountain Thrush Turdus plebejus
  257. Clay-colored Thrush Turdus grayi
  258. White-throated Thrush Turdus assimilis
  259. Rufous-collared Robin Turdus rufitorques
  260. Blue-and-white Mockingbird Melanotis hypoleucus
  261. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  262. Tropical Mockingbird Mimus gilvus
  263. Gray Silky-flycatcher Ptiliogonys cinereus
  264. Olive Warbler Peucedramus taeniatus
  265. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  266. Blue-crowned Chlorophonia Chlorophonia occipitalis
  267. Yellow-throated Euphonia Euphonia hirundinacea
  268. Elegant Euphonia Euphonia elegantissima
  269. Olive-backed Euphonia Euphonia gouldi
  270. Hooded Grosbeak Coccothraustes abeillei
  271. Black-headed Siskin Spinus notatus
  272. Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria
  273. Chestnut-capped Brushfinch Arremon brunneinucha
  274. Olive Sparrow Arremonops rufivirgatus
  275. White-naped Brushfinch Atlapetes albinucha
  276. Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
  277. Rusty Sparrow Aimophila rufescens
  278. White-eared Ground-Sparrow Melozone leucotis
  279. White-faced Ground-Sparrow Melozone biarcuata
  280. Stripe-headed Sparrow Peucaea ruficauda
  281. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  282. Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
  283. Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis
  284. Yellow-eyed Junco Junco phaeonotus
  285. Common Chlorospingus Chlorospingus flavopectus
  286. Yellow-billed Cacique Amblycercus holosericeus
  287. Chestnut-headed Oropendola Psarocolius wagleri
  288. Montezuma Oropendola Psarocolius montezuma
  289. Black-vented Oriole Icterus wagleri
  290. Bar-winged Oriole Icterus maculialatus
  291. Black-cowled Oriole Icterus prosthemelas
  292. Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius
  293. Yellow-backed Oriole Icterus chrysater
  294. Streak-backed Oriole Icterus pustulatus
  295. Altamira Oriole Icterus gularis
  296. Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula
  297. Bronzed Cowbird Molothrus aeneus
  298. Giant Cowbird Molothrus oryzivorus
  299. Melodious Blackbird Dives dives
  300. Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
  301. Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla
  302. Northern Waterthrush Parkesia noveboracensis
  303. Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
  304. Crescent-chested Warbler Oreothlypis superciliosa
  305. Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina
  306. Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla
  307. MacGillivray's Warbler Geothlypis tolmiei
  308. Mourning Warbler Geothlypis philadelphia
  309. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  310. American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
  311. Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia
  312. Bay-breasted Warbler Setophaga castanea
  313. Blackburnian Warbler Setophaga fusca
  314. Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia
  315. Chestnut-sided Warbler Setophaga pensylvanica
  316. Grace's Warbler Setophaga graciae
  317. Townsend's Warbler Setophaga townsendi
  318. Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
  319. Rufous-capped Warbler Basileuterus rufifrons
  320. Golden-browed Warbler Basileuterus belli
  321. Golden-crowned Warbler Basileuterus culicivorus
  322. Canada Warbler Cardellina canadensis
  323. Wilson's Warbler Cardellina pusilla
  324. Red-faced Warbler Cardellina rubrifrons
  325. Pink-headed Warbler Cardellina versicolor
  326. Slate-throated Redstart Myioborus miniatus
  327. Summer Tanager Piranga rubra
  328. Western Tanager Piranga ludoviciana
  329. Flame-colored Tanager Piranga bidentata
  330. White-winged Tanager Piranga leucoptera
  331. Red-throated Ant-Tanager Habia fuscicauda
  332. Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
  333. Gray-throated Chat Granatellus sallaei
  334. Blue-black Grosbeak Cyanocompsa cyanoides
  335. Blue Bunting Cyanocompsa parellina
  336. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  337. Painted Bunting Passerina ciris
  338. Blue-gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus
  339. Yellow-winged Tanager Thraupis abbas
  340. Azure-rumped Tanager Tangara cabanisi
  341. Cinnamon-bellied Flowerpiercer Diglossa baritula
  342. Gray-headed Tanager Eucometis penicillata
  343. Crimson-collared Tanager Ramphocelus sanguinolentus
  344. Red-legged Honeycreeper Cyanerpes cyaneus
  345. Yellow-faced Grassquit Tiaris olivaceus
  346. White-collared Seedeater Sporophila torqueola
  347. Black-headed Saltator Saltator atriceps
  348. Grayish Saltator Saltator coerulescens
Read here Dave Sargeant's trip report.

Knut Eisermann

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