Birding Guatemala

Sierra de las Minas – Guatemala’s hidden cloud forest gem

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18-19 March 2014 We first heard about Las Minas while we were volunteering at El Triunfo in Chiapas. The park guard, Ismael, told us that Las Minas is incredible, the best birding in Guatemala, and one of his favorite places outside of El Triunfo. With such high recommendations our curiosity was sparked. Where is this Las Minas place? The [...]

Sierra de los Cuchumatanes, Guatemala

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Mar 4-6, 2014 The Sierra de los Cuchumatanes in the district of Huehuetenango are a world apart from Chiapas and all the various ecosystems that occur anywhere south of the central volcanic belt of Mexico. The Cuchumatanes is really a high, cold, rocky, and arid plateau ranging from 3000 – 3700 meters elevation (roughly 10,000 – 12,000 feet [...]



22-25 February 2014 The Peten region of Guatemala is full of great birding locations and opportunities, foremost Tikal but also Yaxhá, Laguna del Tigre / Ruinas El Perú, Cerro Cahuí, and other locations further afield for the more adventurous, such as El Mirador. We gave a lot of thought to birding the Peten more extensively but ultimately [...]