Target birding day tours from ANTIGUA GUATEMALA
led by Knut Eisermann or Claudia Avendaño

Target Birding in Antigua Guatemala

Our private target birding day tours focus on your most wanted birds. Based on your list of species we design the most efficient birding day for you to one or two observation sites.

Our target birding half or full day 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.
  • Entrance fees to nature reserves.
  • Bird checklist.

Prices starting at US$ 58.00 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 of Antigua Guatemala

Male Bar-winged Oriole
Bar-winged Oriole Icterus maculialatus, an uncommon endemic bird of the highlands of northern Central America and southern Mexico.
Pink-headed Warbler
Pink-headed Warbler Cardellina versicolor, restricted to the highlands of Guatemala and Chiapas, Mexico.
Guatemalan Pygmy-Owl
Guatemalan Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium cobanense, endemic to the highlands of northern Central America and southern Mexico. This one is regurgitating a pellet.
Singing Quail
Singing Quail Dactylortyx thoracicus, restricted to Mexico and northern Central America.
Black-capped Siskin
Black-capped Siskin Spinus atriceps, restricted to the highlands of Guatemala and Chiapas, Mexico.
Black-capped Swallow
Black-capped Swallow Atticora pileata, restricted to the highlands of southern Mexico and northern Central America.
Belted Flycatcher
Belted Flycatcher Xenotriccus callizonus, restricted to the highlands of southern Mexico and northern Central America.
Blue Seedeater
Blue Seedeater Amaurospiza concolor is a widespread but locally ocurring Neotropical bird associated with bamboo.
White-breasted Hawk
White-breasted Hawk Accipiter striatus chionogaster, a resident form of Sharp-shinned Hawk, is endemic to southern Mexico and northern Central America.
Gray-collared Becard
Gray-collared Becard Pachyramphus major is restricted to Mexico and northern Central America.
Chestnut-sided Shrike-Vireo
"Chestnut-sided Shrike-Vireo Vireolanius melitophrys is restricted to Mexico and northern Central America.
Green-throated Mountain-gem
"Green-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis viridipallens is restricted to northern Central America and southern Mexico.
White-eared Ground-Sparrow
The northern subspecies of White-eared Ground-Sparrow Melozone leucotis occipitalis is restricted to southern Mexico and northern Central America.
Blue-and-white Mockingbird
Blue-and-white Mockingbird Melanotis hypoleucus) is restricted to southern Mexico and northern Central America.
Highland Guan
Highland Guan Penelopina nigra is restricted to southern Mexico and northern Central America.
White-faced Ground-Sparrow
White-faced Ground-Sparrow Melozone biarcuta is restricted to southern Mexico and northern Central America.
Rufous-browed Wren
Rufous-browed Wren Troglodytes rufociliatus is restricted to southern Mexico and northern Central America.
Black-throated Jay
Black-throated Jay Cyanolyca pumilo is endemic to southern Mexico and northern Central America.
Fan-tailed Warbler
Fan-tailed Warbler (Basileuterus lachrymosus) occurs mainly in Mexico and northern Central America.
Blue-throated Motmot
Blue-throated Motmot Aspatha gularis is endemic to southern Mexico and northern Central America.
Wine-throated Hummingbird
Wine-throated Hummingbird Selasphorus ellioti is restricted to southern Mexico and northern Central America.
Hooded Grosbeak
Hooded Grosbeak Coccothraustes abeillei is restricted to to the highlands of Mexico and northern Central America.
Garnet-throated Hummingbird
Garnet-throated Hummingbird Lamprolaima rhami is restricted to to the highlands of Mexico and northern Central America.
Garnet-throated Hummingbird
Ocellated-Quail Cyrtonyx ocellatus is restricted to to the highlands of southern Mexico and northern Central America.

What birders say about
Target Birding trips from 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.

"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."

"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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