BIRDWATCHING AROUND THE LAKE OF ATITLAN, SOLOLA, GUATEMALA, CA

Let us be part of this adventure by sharing our experiences and knowledge in bird watching, letting you know our Hotspots that surround the beautiful lake of Atitlán where you can observe different species of birds.

Passion and Adventure with the feathered friends in Atitlan.

Atitlan is the name that leads to the lake, is located at a height of 1,500msnm. considered one of the most beautiful in the world surrounded by three colossus Volcanoes: Atitlán 3,538msnm, Toliman 3,153 masl. And San Pedro with 3020 meters above sea level. As well as high hills that embellish it with dense forests, the main crops of its inhabitants are.coffee, avocado, corn its normal climate is temperate but it is also considered Microlimatico and that makes it very special, so around it there are around 300 species of birds, among which are: Horned Guan, Resplendent Quetzal, Azure-rumped Tanager, Higland Guan, Bar- winged Oriole, Buffy-crowned Wood-Partridge, Blue-throated Motmot, Slender Sheartail, Belted Flycatcher, Wine-throated Hummingbird, Emerald-chinned Hummingbird, Hooded Grosbeak, White-faced Ground Sparrow, White-eared Ground-Sparrow.

Come and enjoy our tourist routes designed for nature lovers who want to combine the beautiful songs and colors of the birds with beautiful landscapes.

MIRADOR REY TEPEPUL (cloud forest)

                                                                                                       BIRDS IN MIRADOR REY TEPEPUL

Resplendent Quetzal

 

This ecological park is located 6 kilometers south of the Lake Atitlán basin, when you reach 1600msnm, you will find a beautiful scene where you can see beautiful panoramic views towards the Pacific coast also towards the volcanoes that surround lake Atitlán,  continuing with our excursion we will enter a humid subtropical mountain forest, here we offer you two options trail Colibri and cabanisi trail.

The species that stand out are:

Cabanisi trail                  

• Azure-rumped Tanager,

• Gren-throated Mountain-gem,

• Bushy-crested -Jay,

• Black-hawk Eagle,

• Hooded Grosbeak,

• Rusty Sparrow,

• White-eared Ground-sparrow,

• White-faced Quail-dove.

> Tour duration: 5 hours.

> Degree of difficulty: Moderate ..

> Departure time: 5:30 AM From Santiago Atitlán

> Route: 2.5 kms.

Hummingbird Trail                 

• Resplendent Quetzal

• Green-throated Mountain-gem,

• Bushy-crested -Jay,

• Black-hawk Eagle,

• Hooded Grosbeak,

• Emerald-chinned Hummingbird.

• Collared Trogon

• Guatemalan Pygmy Owl.

> Tour duration: 5 hours.

> Degree of difficulty: Moderate ..

> Departure time: 5:30 AM From Santiago Atitlán

> Route: 4.6 kms.

Includes : Certified guide, Transfer in agricultural pick up.

Wear : Neutral sportswear, sweater, raincoat, mountaineering shoes, binoculars, camera, sunscreen, mosquito repellent and if you take any medication please do not forget.

Tour of the Quetzal sighting available Every day ..

PRIVATE RESERVE LOS TARRALES

BIRDS IN THE TARRALES RESERVE

Los Tarrales, one of the most famous places for birdwatching in Guatemala, it's located on the slopes of the Atitlán Volcano at an initial height of 700 meters above sea level. The warm weather there makes it the right place for expert or beginner birding, suitable for adults and children as it has well-accessible and worked trails. Here we will mention some of the 350 most important registered birds:

• White-bellied Chachalaca,

• Crested Guan,

• King Vulture,

• White Hawk,

• Tody Motmot,

• Yellow-naped Parrot

• Turquoise-browed Motmot.

• Pacific Parakeet

• Long-tailed Manakin

• Ferruginous Pygmy Owl.

> Tour duration: 6 hours.

> Degree of difficulty: EASY.

> Departure time: 5:00 AM From Santiago Atitlán.

> Tour duration: 6 hours.

> Degree of difficulty: EASY.

> Departure time: 5:00 AM From Santiago Atitlán.

                                                                                                       Yellow-naped Parrot

Includes : Certified guide, Transportation, entrance to the reserve and breakfast.

Take : Sportswear, pure water, sweater, raincoat, mountaineering shoes, binoculars, camera, sunscreen, mosquito repellent and if you consume any medication please do not forget.

FULL-DAY TOUR HORNED GUAN

(PAVO DE ACHO)

                                                                                                 Expedition : HORNED GUAN.

HORNED GUAN.

This tour is designed for all extreme birders who like the challenge since it requires good physical and mental preparation. The level of difficulty is high, the trail begins between avocado and corn coffee crops then enters a secondary forest after the 2200 msnm the main forest appears with fortune hat that height is the meeting point with our objective (Horned Guan.) If your plan is to reach the summit at the same time we have no problem in guiding you to the top and there you will be able to see interesting Bird species such as the Pink-headed Warbler, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Garnet-throated Hummingbird, Guatemalan Junco, Wine-throated Hummingbird.

In this volcano we have registered more than 70 species of birds. So we do not doubt that it will be a wonderful experience.

Reaching the Summit is Optional, the maximum height where we observe the Horned Guan is 2800 meters above sea level.

> Toliman Volcano.3158 msnm.

> Degree of difficulty: HIGH.

> Departure time: 5:00 AM From Santiago Atitlán.

Includes : Certified guide, Transportation and box lunch.

Take : Sportswear, pure water, sweater, raincoat, mountaineering shoes, binoculars, camera, sunscreen, mosquito repellent and if you consume any medication please do not forget.

BIRWATCHING IN THE HEART

OF THE FOREST.

                                                                                               EXPEDITION: PINK HEADED WARBLER.                                                                                                         

PINK HEADED WARBLER   

Located at Kilometer 145 on the Interamerican Highway El Novillero, Santa Lucia Utatlán, Sololá. It is located at an altitude of 2,556 meters above sea level. Pine-oak forest, the ideal place where you can observe the Pink Headed Warbler  which is an endemic regional bird, you can also observe a great variety of species. Do not miss this magical adventure through the high mountains of Guatemala, where you can also enjoy the panoramic views of Lake Atitlan and the imposing volcanoes.​

> Tour duration including transfer from Santiago Atitlan-Corazon del bosque 6.5 hours.

> Degree of difficulty: EASY.

> Departure time: 5:30 AM From Santiago Atitlán

Includes : Certified guide, Transportation and entrance to the park.

Take : Sportswear, fresh water, sweater, raincoat, mountaineering shoes, binoculars, camera, sunscreen, mosquito repellent and if you take any medication please do not forget it.

SPECIAL PACKAGES OF 5 DAYS UP TO 10 DAYS OBSERVING BIRDS IN THE MOST OUTSTANDING PLACES OF GUATEMALA.

Our list of most outstanding birds.

  1. Thicket Tinamou

  2. Highland Guan

  3. Horned Guan

  4. Spot-bellied Bobwhite

  5. Buffy-crowned Wood-partridge

  6. Ocellated Quail

  7. Maroon-chested Ground Dove

  8. Lesser Ground Cuckoo

  9. Rufous Sabrewing

  10. Green-throated Mountain-gem

  11. Garnet-throated Hummingbird

  12. Emerald-chinned Hummingbird

  13. Blue-tailed Hummingbird

  14. Slender Sheartail

  15. Wine-throated Hummingbird     

  16. Black-crested Coquette

  17. Whiskered Screech Owl

  18. Guatemalan Pygmy Owl

  19. Unspotted Saw-whet Owl

  20. Fulvous Owl

Tangara Cabanisi

21. Northern Potoo

22. Resplendent Quetzal

23. Tody Motmot

24. Blue-throated Motmot

25. Guatemalan (Northern) Flicker

26. Pacific Parakeet

27. Spotted Woodcreeper

28. Belted Flycatcher

29. Chestnut-sided Shrike-vireo

30. Bushy-crested Jay

31. Black-throated Jay

32. Black-capped Swallow

33. Rufous-collared Thrush

34. Goldman's Warbler

35. Pink-headed Warbler

36. Azure-rumped Tanager

37. Blue Seedeater.

38. Prevost's Ground-sparrow                       

39. White-eared Ground-sparrow

40. Bar-winged Oriole

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