Nightbirds and Owl Prowls

Night birding in Guatemala is an unforgettable experience. The country is blessed with many exotic owls and other nocturnal birds (see list). We use a variety of strategies during our trips, including calls, tapes and a lot of quiet listening. Because calls and tapes can stress these birds, we limit their use during breeding season and avoid them altogether for certain sensitive or endangered species. Likewise, we limit trips to once a month per locale.


1.   Barn Owl
2.   Flammulated Owl 
3.   Pacific Screech Owl
4.   Whiskered Screech Owl
5.   Vermiculated Screech Owl
6.   Bearded Screech Owl
7.   Crested Owl
8.   Spectacled Owl
9.   Great Horned Owl
10. Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl 

11. Guatemalan Pygmy-Owl
12. Burrowing Owl
13. Mottled Owl 
14. Black-and-white Owl 
15. Fulvous Owl
16. Stygian Owl 
17. Striped Owl 
18. Short-eared Owl 
19. Unspotted Saw-whet Owl
Lechuza de Campanario
Tecolote Flameado
Tecolote de Cooper
Tecolote Bigotudo
Tecolote Vermiculado
Tecolote Barbudo
Buho Corniblanco
Buho de Anteojos
Buho Cornudo
Tecolotito Costa
Tecolotito Guatemalteco
Buho Llanero
Buho Café
Buho Blanquinegro
Buho Fulvo
Buho Cornudo Oscuro
Buho Cornudo Cariblanco
Buho Ojericorto
Tecolote-abetero Sureño
Tyto alba
Otus flammeolus
Otus cooperi
Otus trichopsis
Otus guatemalae
Otus barbarus
Lophostrix cristata stricklandi
Pulsatrix perspicillata saturata
Buho virginianus
Glaucidium brasilianum

Glaucidium cobanesis
Athene cunicularia
Strix virgata
Strix negrolineata
Strix fulvescens
Asio stygius
Asio clamator forbesi
Asio f. flammeus
Aegolius ridgwayi

Nighthawks and Nightjars
1. Short-tailed Nighthawk
2. Lesser Nighthawk
3. Common Nighthawk 
4. Pauraque 
5. Yucatan Poorwill 
6. Chuck-will’s-Widow 
7. Buff-collared Nightjar
8. Northern Whip-poor-will 
9. Mexican Whip-poor-will
Chotacabras Colicorta
Chotacabras Menor
Chotacabras Mayor
Tapacaminos Picuyo
Pachacua Yucateca
Tapacaminos Carolinense
Tapacaminos Préstame-tu-cuchillo
Tapacaminos Cuerprihuiu
Tapacaminos Cuerporruin
Lurocalis semitorquatus
Chordeiles acutipennis
Chodreiles minor
Nyctidromus albicollis
Nyctiphyrnus yucatanicus
Caprimulgus carolinensis
Caprimulgus ridgwayi
Caprimulgus vociferus
Caprimulgus arizonae

1. Great Potoo
2. Northern Potoo
Biemparado Grande
Biemparado Norteño
Nyctibius grandis guatemalensis
Nyctibius jamaicensis

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