Birdwatching in Guatemala Center-Highlands Pacific-Coast Eastern-Caribbean Las Verapaces Peten


Observation Routes



Birrdwatching in Guatemala Birds of Guatemala Protected Areas System of Guatemala Recommendations
Birdwatching Routes Pacífico - Bocacosta Center-Highlands Eastern-Caribbean Las Verapaces Petén

To facilitate your trip through Guatemala, the destinations in this guide are distributed among five routes following the main highways of the country, with Guatemala City as the starting point. Each chapter corresponds to a route, in which you will find the recommended destinations distributed in one or more of the previously described biomes. The criteria to include those areas in this guide were: birdwatching has taken place for some time and that the area offers a minimum infrastructure for birdwatching. With this first edition of the Bird Watching Guide we intended to include in a unique publication those destinations where birdwatching activities have taken place. We hope in the future this publication can be expanded with your comments and recommendations as a user of this guide. Here is a brief explanation of the book’s routes and recommended destinations.



1. Central - Highlands Route

2. Pacífic Coastt Route

3. Eastern - Caribbean Route

4. Verapaces Route

5. Petén Route

Information sources: The information provided in this guide was based on a previous birdwatching study (CASABAL 2006), which was complemented with interviews and visits to the locations, as well as other information published on the Internet. In each destination you will find information regarding:

Icons of services offered in destinations: To facilitate the use of the guide, some icons representing special information are used for the services offered and other features of the destination.

icons of services

Bird illustrations : The watercolor illustrations you will see in this publication were specially made by Robin Schiele for this guide; species illustrated were based on collection specimens of some of the country´s museums, pictures or with birds caught in hand to obtain more realism and capture color details.

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