Birding walk in Finca El Pilar at Cerro Cucurucho, ANTIGUA GUATEMALA led by Knut Eisermann or Claudia Avendaño

Birding walk at Finca El Pilar, Antigua Guatemala

Your budget full or half day birding walk with the experts. Private birding walk through different forest habitats of Finca El Pilar at Cerro Cucurucho. No transport included, meeting at Finca El Pilar.

Our birding walks at Finca El Pilar include:

  • Expert birding guide (Knut Eisermann or Claudia Avendaño).
  • Entrance fee.
  • Bird checklist.

Prices starting at US$ 40.00 per person for 3 participants.

Start here planning your private birding walk at Finca El Pilar, by using our online form, by Email, or by telephone / WhatsApp / Signal: +502 5308 5160:

Some of the birds possible to see during our birding walk at Finca El Pilar

Gray Silky-flycatcher
Gray Silky-flycatcher Ptiliogonys cinereus
Crescent-chested Warbler
Crescent-chested Warbler Oreothlypis superciliosa
Northern Emerald-Toucanet
Northern Emerald-Toucanet Aulacorhynchus prasinus
Rufous Sabrewing
Rufous Sabrewing Pampa rufa
Band-backed Wren
Band-backed Wren Campylorhynchus zonatus
Violet Sabrewing
Violet Sabrewing Campylopterus hemileucurus
Collared Trogon
Male Collared Trogon Trogon collaris
Cabanis's Wren
Cabanis's Wren Cantorchilus modestus
Male Bar-winged Oriole
Bar-winged Oriole Icterus maculialatus
Brown-backed Solitaire
Brown-backed Solitaire Myadestes occidentalis
Brown-capped Vireo
Brown-capped Vireo Vireo leucophrys
Black-vented Oriole
Black-vented Oriole Icterus wagleri
Yellowish Flycatcher
Yellowish Flycatcher Empidonax flavescens
Green-throated Mountain-gem
Green-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis viridipallens
Singing Quail
Singing Quail Dactylortyx thoracicus
Bushy-crested Jay
Bushy-crested Jay Cyanocorax melanocyaneus
White-winged Tanager
White-winged Tanager Piranga leucoptera
Guatemalan Tyrannulet
Guatemalan Tyrannulet Zimmerius vilissimus
White-eared Ground-Sparrow
White-eared Ground-Sparrow Melozone leucotis
Slate-throated Redstart
Slate-throated Redstart Myioborus miniatus
Black-headed Siskin
Black-headed Siskin Spinus notatus
Blue-throated Motmot
Blue-throated Motmot Aspatha gularis

What birders say about
Birding Finca El Pilar, 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.

"At first, I didn't know what to expect, but I was taken completely off guard at how great this trip ended up being! Knut Eisermann was my guide, and he is incredibly knowledgable about the birds of Guatemala (it appears his partner, Claudia Avendañois as well). It was fun to see a veteran birder get as excited as a kid when finding a bird that he sees almost everyday. I highly recommend CAYAYA BIRDING for any birding experience. I will be going with them again before I go home! They plan everything for you, leaving you with nothing to worry about!"
David Schas, 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.

"Birded with Knut Eisermann one day in Finca Pilar close to Antigua. Would have to say he is one of the best birding guides I have ever hired. The Guatemalan Pygmy-Owl and the Ocellated Quail were just two of the great birds we saw that day. Without him as a guide I would have found very few birds. I have also birded with Claudia Avendaño, and they are both great birding guides."
Mike Parker, USA.

"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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