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Eastern and Yucatan Endemics Birding Tours

5based on 1 review
Guatemala 9 Days
Starting From USD 4,050 / per person

Belize Birding Expedition

Belize 10 Days
Starting From USD 3,750 / per person

Endemics Guatemala Tour

5based on 3 reviews
Guatemala 12 Days
Starting From USD 3,850 / per person

Mountains & Rainforest Tour

5based on 1 review
Guatemala 13 Days
Starting From USD 4,500 / per person

Birding Guatemala

Guatemala 17 Days
Starting From USD 5,740 / per person
Horned Guan
The horned guan (Oreophasis derbianus) is a substantial, approaching 85 cm long, a turkey-like bird with glossed black upper parts plumage, red-colored legs, white iris, yellow-colored bill and a red horn on top of the head. The chest and upper belly are white, and its long tail feathers are black with a white band near the base. Both genders are similar.
Pink-Headed Warbler
The pink-headed warbler (Cardellina Versicolor) is a small passerine bird found in the southwestern highlands of Guatemala and the central and southeastern highlands of the Mexican state of Chiapas.The adult is usually red-colored, with a silvery-pink head and chest.
Goldman’s Warbler
This is a separated type of Yellow-rumped Warbler, occurring only in a small region of Guatemala (and possibly adjacent Chiapas, Mexico), fully 1,000 miles from the nearest breeding population of Black-fronted Warblers. (Both of the migratory types, Audubon’s and Myrtle, can occur in Guatemala during winter.)
Azure-rumped Tanager
The Cabanis’s tanager or azure-rumped tanager (Tangara cabanisi) is a Middle American bird in the family Thraupidae. It’s a local resident in humid broadleaf forests and adjacent plantations in the Pacific slope of western Guatemala and southern Chiapas, Mexico. It’s been reported at elevations of 850-1,900 m (2,790-6,230 ft).
Resplendent Quetzal
The resplendent quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) is Guatemala’s national bird and a bird in the trogon family. It’s found from Chiapas, Mexico to western Panama (unlike the other quetzals of the genus Pharomachrus, that are present in South America and eastern Panama).
Belted Flycatcher
The belted flycatcher (Xenotriccus callizonus) is a kind of bird in the family Tyrannidae. It’s found within El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.
Black Capped Siskin
The black-capped siskin (Spinus atriceps) is a species of finch inside the Fringillidae family. It’s present in Guatemala and Mexico. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and heavily degraded former forest.
Ocellated Turkey
The ocellated turkey (Meleagris ocellata) is a type of turkey resident primarily in the Yucatán Peninsula. A family member of the wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), it was sometimes formerly treated in a genus of its own (Agriocharis), but the differences between the two turkeys are currently considered too small to justify generic segregation.
Wine-throated hummingbird
The wine-throated hummingbird (Atthis ellioti) is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is located in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. With a length of 7 cm, it is one of the smallest birds within its range.
Blue-throated motmot
Enjoy superb views and take photos of this elusive and nocturnal carnivore.

Birding Expeditions are an experienced and professional Tailor-made Birdwatching Company. We offer wildlife adventures in Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, El Salvador and southern Mexico to Tour Operators, Travel Agencies, Development Agencies, International Organizations, Non Governmental Organisations, Companies, Educational Institutions, and Free Independent Travelers.

Birding Expeditions organises tours that are focused on sustainability while respecting its natural environment, communities and our traditions, trying as much as possible to use suppliers that are committed to sustainable practices while working with them in the implementation of these, which leads us to improve the quality of the services offered.

  • Yucatan Birding
    Eastern and Yucatan Endemics Birding Tours
    Trent Miller1 Feb 2018
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    Lily- we had a wonderful time with David and Pedro in Yucatan. Both are 5-star. All went smoothly, at least from our perspective. David added a lot to the trip by taking us to archeological sites and introducing us to the Maya Caste war and the cult of the Talking Cross. We all feel that the itinerary would be improved by spending either one or two nights on Cozumel rather than having to catch the early ferry from Playa. Also, we found our hotel in Playa to be very noisy at night due to the bar scene right outside. I feel that the hotel was not well managed. Other than that- perfect. Thank you for setting up the trip and introducing us the David and Pedro. Best wishes to you and Benedicto, Trent
  • our trip to Guatemala such a success
    Endemics Guatemala Tour
    Richard, Diane, Paul & Rob.14 Feb 2018
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    Dear Lileana, We are all now safely home and a little rested after the long journey. We would like to thank you very much for all your hard work in making our trip to Guatemala such a success. Maynor, Melvin and Aaron and everyone else at Birding Expeditions all looked after us very well. We were very impressed by the standard of hotels and the excellent food throughout Guatemala. What made the tour so special was the fabulous scenery in your country and of course the many excellent birds. We saw just about everything we had hoped for so please thank again all your guides for all their hard work on our behalf. Thank Edwin too for all his careful driving and all those early starts. We cannot recommend Guatemala highly enough. Be assured everyone we meet will hear all about Volcan Fuego, Tikal and of course Lake Atitlan and the Horned Guan as well as the other great birds we saw and places we visited. We wish you all future success and hope that many more birders learn of the great things to see in Guatemala. Many thanks again and best wishes to all Richard, Diane, Paul & Rob.
  • Fantastic Birdwatching Trip
    Endemics Guatemala Tour
    Ian Tillotson9 Jan 2018
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    Dear Lileana, Benedicto, Maynor, and the team, Back home, and back to the wind and the rain of wet and dreary Wales. Already, I find that I am longing for a return to some of your Guatemalan sunshine. During our return journey we exchanged notes, emotions, conclusions, and many thoughts about our tour of your splendid world of birds. For all of us, out visit to Guatemala has been one of pure joy, delight, and satisfaction. Expert guidance, wonderful accommodation, an array of birds almost beyond our imagination, and lists to return with and to cherish. We have all enjoyed a truly memorable visit, and one that has been so well supported by the team. Maynor's knowledge of the birds is encyclopaedic, both sight and sound, and provided such excellent guidance at every step. Aaron is a simply brilliant spotter and locator of birds, and he was endlessly patient as my elderly eyes took time to locate the bird that he was pointing out. He needs just a little more time, a little more English practice, and a little more confidence, and he will quickly become a real asset to the company. He will make the grade. Edwin drove us with skill, safety and comfort throughout the trip. Equally helpful with their considerable skills and abilities were our other, local guides. Josue, Cruz, Giovanni, Romulo, Carlos and Julio all imparted their wisdom and knowledge, and each in their turn made valuable contribution to our pleasure and information. Equally important were the ladies who cooked and cleaned, the friends who drove boats and cars, the accommodation, the pleasure of sharing your country. We thank you, and all of them, most sincerely for such a splendid trip, and one that will live in memory for many years to come. We thank you also for the generosity of our final evening together, and our fine dinner in your company. This was a very considerable bonus that we had not expected, but one that was most gratefully received. Finally, I will look forward to our next meeting, most likely at the British Bird Watching Fair in August. If, on that occasion, or on any other occasion that brings you to Britain, you are able to find a few spare days to visit Wales, it will be my great pleasure to offer you the hospitality of my home. My thanks once more, and from us all. Ian. Kay, David and John.
  • Fantastic birding tour, and bonus cultural expertise!
    Endemics Guatemala Tour
    Bill Benner2 Apr 2018
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    This birding and nature and cultural tour company was responsible for all of the arrangements and guiding for our group's 2 week birding trip throughout Guatemala, and they were absolutely fantastic! Maynor Ovando was a wonderful bird guide as well as an extremely knowledgable and interesting cultural guide, and his expertise and warm personality added immensely to our experience. Aaron de Leon Lux was a simply amazing birding guide--energetic, smart, personable, and able to conjure life birds out of thin air! The company even sent him with us on our Tikal extension, at the last minute, simply to make sure we were well taken care of. Cornelio Chable was a terrific birding guide at Las Guacamayas. Our additional guide in the north, Benedicto Lucas, was also a good birding guide as well as a fountain of fascinating information about Tikal. I can't say enough good things about this company--they went above and beyond for us!
  • Half Day Birding Outside of Antigua
    Mountains & Rainforest Tour
    Matthew Tuck6 Mar 2018
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    My husband and I spent a half-day birding with Aaron and Lester de Leon from Martsam Travel near San Cristobal and at Finca El Pilar. The sites were about 30 minutes from our hotel in Antigua. Aaron and Lester picked us up right on time and Aaron drove carefully on the bumpy road, through hillside villages and road construction crews, towards the Agua volcano to San Cristobal El Alto and Finca El Pilar. We had never birded in Guatemala, so almost all of the 50 or so species we saw were new to us. Both young men were enthusiastic and generous with their knowledge of birds and butterflies. They were excellent spotters, both by ear and sight, and respectful of the birds. Our list included: Black vulture, sharp-shinned hawk, white-winged dove, Inca dove, collared trogan, blue-throated mot mot, emerald toucanet, acorn woodpecker, green-fronted woodpecker, golden-olive woodpecker, paltry tyrranulet, tufted flycatcher, Hammond's flycatcher, yellowish flycatcher, rose-throated becard, blue-headed vireo, brown-capped vireo, bushy-crested jay, Stellar's jay, black-capped swallow, bushtit, rufous-browed wren, band-backed wren, brown-backed solitaire, clay-colored thrush, blue-and-white mockingbird, worm-eating warbler, black-and-white warbler, crescent-chested warbler, MacGillivray's warbler, Townsend's warbler, rufous-capped warbler, Wilson's warbler, red-faced warbler, slate-throated redstart, white-naped brushfinch, white-eared ground sparrow, white-faced sparrow and white-winged tanager. And at Finca El Pilar's hummingbird feeders: Rivoli's hummingbird, green-throated mountain gem, rufous sabrewing, azure-crowned hummingbird, berylline hummingbird, white-eared hummingbird and a ferruginous pygmy owl near the parking lot. It was a luxury for us to have guides spotting for us. I really recommend hiring Aaron and his brother Lester instead of wasting time on your own. We would have missed 80% of the birds while we tried to identify them – even after studying our guide beforehand. Their English is excellent, as well, by the way. I also recommend the restaurant where we stopped for a snack and rest, Cerro San Cristobal, for farm-to-table cuisine and a stupendous view.
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