Tourism is hitting an all-time high in the beautiful country of Guatemala, which is fast becoming one of the best birding and nature destinations in Central America for groups and independent travelers.
Guatemala is considered a megadiverse country; which implies that it presents high levels of species richness and endemism as well as a cultural diversity.
Benedicto Grijalva, Marketing Director of Birding Expeditions, a Guatemalan birdwatching, travel specialist with a variety of affordable birding tours for small groups and independent travelers, says,
“We have more than 700 bird species and about 40 of them are regional endemics, but must see birds of Guatemala are the Horned Guan, Ocellated Turkey, Pink Headed Warbler, Resplendent Quetzal and Azure Rumped Tanager.
We have already the first migrant birds feeding in our forest, coffee plantations and our gardens and for all those people like me that love nature and especially birds this is one of the most fantastic season of the year due that is possible to watch migratory and resident birds all together.
Also for bird lovers is one of the best season to visit Guatemala and enjoy birding adventures in one of the best birdwatching destinations in Central America where besides birding activity you will experience our live culture within communities that inhabit different ethnic groups with its colorful dresses, it’s incredible markets, rituals and festivals that will complement your birding experiences.
A Neotropical migratory bird breeds in Canada and the United States during the northern summer and spends the northern winter in Mexico, Central America, South America or the Caribbean islands.
The climate is dry, fresh, and ideal for travels. Most birds of the Nearctic region are moving towards warmer places. The biodiversity of birds has their higher peaks and the activity of birds searching for food is an amazing spectacle.
The composition of multi-specific flocks are different depending of the place and the feeding behaviors and interactions are interesting phenomena to observe.
The best months for visiting the country are from November (when all the migrant birds are already in the country) to March (when most of the migrant birds are moving from the Neotropical region to the north).
There are about 200 species of Neotropical migratory birds. The majority is songbirds (such as warblers, thrushes, tanagers, and vireos), but there are also many shorebirds (such as sandpipers, plovers, and terns), some Raptors (such as hawks, kites and vultures), and a few types of waterfowl (such as teal).”
For more information about Birding Expeditions, upcoming Birding Tours and to see their range of Birding holiday options, visit http://www.birdingexpeditions.com/