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Birding in Guatemala since the age of five. I do most of my birding in the Cobán area, but make frequent trips to Tikal, Cerro San Gil, Sierra de las Minas and other birding hotspots in northern Guatemala. In 2012 I completed a Guatemala only Big Year.
Spanish, English, Maya-K'iche'
3 years ago I started to learn more about birding. I was born in the rural of the Western Highlands of Guatemala, since then I was familiar with birds, near the city where I live, there are at least 5 places where to go for birdwatching, nearest my area are also two endemic species that can be seen, Ergaticus versicolor (Pink-headed Warbler) and Oreophasis derbianus (Horned Guan).
If you contact a professional Birdingpal guide you must be prepared to pay a fee for guiding services.
Antigua , Sacatepequez, Guatemala
My name is Salvador Lacán and I would like to write something about me.
I was born in Guatemala, I'm a passionate of tourism and outdoorsman. I love to practice mountain biking, kayaking, rafting, fishing, canyoning, hikes, treks and birdwatching the last activitie is one of my favorities and I love to share my experience to birding with the birder who visit my country.
I am a young single and passionate by the beauty of my country Guatemala for much years.
My goals on every tours is to have every traveler enjoy every minute of their vacation in Guatemala and that to the return to his country will be happy and in love with the beauty of Guatemala.
Paquisis Volcano, Lake Atitlán, Antigua Guatemala and Guatemala City.
Those areas are mostly of cloudy forest, but we have different kind of the forest just depending of your interest.
Horned guan, Wine throated hummingbird,garnet throated hummingbird, Azure rumped tanager, pink headed warbler,belted flycatcher and much more.
Until recently, I'd never thought too much about birding Guatemala. Our trip with Knut has convinced to return as soon as possible and see more of this fascinating country. Experiencing the Mayan culture and the fabulous birds in the mountains is something I'll never forget. Having traveled with other birding companies, I'd have to recommend Knut and Claudia over the others for personal service and effort given to show us every possible species. A truly remarkable experience. Howard King, Riverside, CA, USA. redhillbrd(AT)aol.com
Knut and Claudia are amazing.....we told them what we wanted to see and they planned a perfect itinerary. We saw almost all of our target birds! Can't wait to do another trip with them! Lori Conrad, Hermosa Beach, CA, USA.
Knut and Claudia did a great job for us and was outstanding both in terms of the birding and the logistics of the trip. Knut Eisermann and Claudia Avendaño, are deeply knowledgeable about the avifauna of Guatemala, are great birders and organized everything without a hitch. They are working hard surveying the bird life in Guatemala, developing birding and eco-tourism through local lodges such as Los Tarrales and Chelemhá, and exposing Guatemala as a first rate birding destination with marquee species that may be found more easily in Guatemala than in any other area. We would heartily recommend them for anyone
interested in birding in Guatemala. Jeffrey F. Peters, Weston, MA, USA. petersjfr(AT)yahoo.com
We were 6 senior Danes, however still quite venturous and with great love for nature, some of us especially keen on birds. We found Knut and Claudia on the internet, which we never regretted. We got the most excellent service with regard to planning a trip quite according to our wishes and with their professional advice. More than 300 birds were seen during the 17 days we spent in Guatemala. Knut has a talent for spotting, hearing, and recognizing everything. Claudia joined us during the trip to Monterrico, because of the small boats where we had to split up in two groups. The tour with Knut and Claudia was quite exceptional, not only because of their professional competence and their ability to take care of our well-being, but also
because of their great sense of humor which meant that we enjoyed their company so much. Kirsten Geertz-Hansen, Farum, Denmark. kirsten(AT)farum-dn.dk
Knut and Claudia are a long time Birdingpal guides, well known in their own country and by myself or birders from around the world. Knud Rasmussen, Birdingpal