Guatemalan Birding Resource Center offers tours to the three principle
birding regions within easy reach of Quetzaltenango: the Western
Highlands (El Altiplano), the Pacific
Coast Foothills (La Boca Costa), and the Pacific
Coast Lowlands (La Costa). Each tour leaves from Quetzaltenango
and lasts from one to four days, depending on the season, choice of transportation,
and the birderís interests.
If you bring a camera, decide on your priorities beforehand: Do you want to see the maximum number of birds or photograph what you happen to see? The two activities are often mutually exclusive! Please let us know in advance so that we can make arrangements.
In the Pacific Coast Lowlands, and at times in the Pacific Coast Foothills, be prepared for tropical heat. While the temperatures depend on the season, and the mangrove swamps, beaches and forest canopies often give welcome relief, it is a good idea to always drink lots of liquids.
encourage people to simply show up at GBRC, but since our guides are often
out birding when they are not working, reservations are strongly recommended.
Please e-mail us to indicate which tour interests you and how many are
in your party. Include your name, address, telephone number, e-mail
address, general fitness level of members in your party, and the dates
you expect to be in Guatemala. In order to keep your reservation,
a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total cost must be received two
weeks prior to tour date if you pay by money order, and three weeks prior
to tour date if paying by personal check. Money orders are the preferred form of payment. GBRC will mail you a receipt and provide you with
other relevant information. The balance is due the day before the tour.
Deposits made from outside Guatemala should be mailed to:
We at GBRC strive to keep our tours as economical as possible while at the same time upholding a standard of quality our members and clients have come to expect. As always, 10% of our earnings are donated to conservation organizations so that Guatemala continues to be a great place to bird. See our conservation section.
For more information about the specific tours, select the birding regions that interest you.
Western Highlands (El Altiplano)
Pacific Coast Foothills (La Boca Costa)
Coast Lowlands (La Costa)