Birding weekend trips from ANTIGUA GUATEMALA
led by Knut Eisermann or Claudia Avendaño

Birding weekend Antigua Guatemala

We offer private birding weekend trips from Antigua Guatemala throughout the highlands of Guatemala and the Guatemalan Pacific coast, including two nights in one hotel or birding lodge.

Our birding weekend trips from Antigua Guatemala include:

  • Expert birding guide (Knut Eisermann or Claudia Avendaño).
  • Private transport including pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Antigua.
  • 2 nights in a comfortable hotel or lodge.
  • All meals.
  • Entrance fees to nature reserves.
  • Bird checklist.

Prices starting at US$ 213.00 per person for 3 participants.

Start here planning your target birding day trip from Antigua Guatemala, by using our online form, by Email, or by telephone / WhatsApp / Signal: +502 5308 5160:

Some of the special birds you may target during a weekend trip from Antigua Guatemala

Horned Guan
Horned Guan Oreophasis derbianus is endemic to the highlands of Guatemala and the neighboring Mexican state of Chiapas.
Resplendent Quetzal
Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno, Guatemala's national bird, is a cloud forest specialist ranging from southern Mexico to Panamá.
Azure-rumped Tanager
Azure-rumped Tanager (Poecilostreptus cabanisi) is endemic to the Pacific slope highlands of Guatemala and the neighboring Mexican state of Chiapas.
Bearded Screech-Owl
Bearded Screech-Owl Megascops barbarus is endemic to the Atlantic slope highlands of Guatemala and the neighboring Mexican state of Chiapas.
Slender Sheartail
Slender Sheartail Doricha enicura is endemic to the highlands of northern Central America and southern Mexico.
Goldman's Warbler
Goldman's Warbler Setophaga goldmani is endemic to the highlands Guatemala and Chiapas, Mexico.
Goldman's Warbler
Pinnated Bittern Botaurus pinnatus near the Guatemalan Pacific coast.

What birders say about
Birding Antigua Guatemala with
Knut Eisermann & Claudia Avendaño

"Claudia Avendaño and Knut Eisermann are likely the two most experienced bird guides in Guatemala. I have been birding with them several times at El Pilar and Finca Filadelfia near Antigua. Both are extremely knowledgeable, organized and delightful to be with. As they are local, they have detailed knowledge of birds, birding sites, transportation and logistics of Guatemala that no international tour organization could possibly compete with."
Kevin Omland, Baltimore, MD, USA.

"My wife and I spent a wonderful day with Claudia Avendaño birding at the end of a weekend stay in Antigua. We have gone birding with world class guides in Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica and Panama, and I can say without hesitation that Claudia is in that class. Given that she and Knut Eisermann are the longest running bird guiding outfit in Guatemala, it is to be expected that she knows and can find the birds of Guatemala better than anyone else. That she is a professional ornithologist, and active in conservation only makes recommending CAYAYA BIRDING that much easier. Most importantly, she was able to take account of our age (early 70s), infirmities (altitude impact) and conditioning to give us the measured activity that allowed us to enjoy our day and see what we came to see. She is as quick to line birds up in her scope as anyone I've birded with, and knows the birds of Guatemala and where to find them from her more than 25 years of study, field research and leading trips all in Guatemala. Claudia is a delightful, charming and interesting woman who clearly enjoys doing what she does so well." Joel Rosenthal, Miami, Florida, USA, 2019.

"Claudia Avendaño is a professional ornithologist, Birdlife International consultant and naturally a great birder! Tecpan gave us the opportunity to search for Blue-throated Motmot and Pink-headed Warbler both of which Claudia found but birding here without a guide would be very difficult. El Pilar trip started with a visit to some superb hummingbird feeders which were excellent with so may hummers across six species. If you're a photographer be prepared to spend some serious amount of time there! I have no hesitation in recommending CAYAYA BIRDING and especially Claudia. "
Katherine Branch, United Kingdom.

"Five days in the company of Knut Eisermann birding the hills and valleys of the countryside surrounding Antigua, Guatemala was an absolute delight. Knut is as much an ornithologist, with a special interest in owls, as he is a birder and this made the trip extra special. I am a serial guide user in the Americas and Knut is up there with the best of them." Kevin Buckley, New Jersey, USA, 2018.

"Great birding and great company by a knowledgeable guide, my day trip to Tecpán and Antigua was problems-free and full of regional endemics. Knut Eisermann (and Claudia Avendaño) took care of everything before my arrival to Guatemala, and in the field he was very professional (but treated me like a friend, what I appreciate a lot). I got most of my targets and many other goodies! Thanks guys!"
Jan Axel Cubilla, Panama.

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