Birdwatching Antigua

Get ready to spot some colorful birds during this full-day bird watching tour in Antigua. The tour explores the El Pilar Nature Reserve, which is set just 2 miles (3.5 km) from Antigua’s central park.

Birdwatching Antigua

Antigua, Sacatepequez

Guatemala is becoming increasingly well known for its awesome birding—over 700 species live here, including spectacular birds like the resplendent quetzal and Atitlán grebe. The El Pilar Nature Reserve protects important habitat, including dry forest and cloud forest, for birds and other species. The reserve ranges from 5,250 to 7,870 feet (1,600 to 2,400 m) in elevation.

This tour begins at 6:00 AM. The tour starts with a picnic or box breakfast in a lovely outdoor area at the El Pilar Nature Reserve—while eating your breakfast, you’ll enjoy beautiful views of Antigua and the surrounding mountains. After finishing breakfast, you’ll go for for an easy hike and enjoy some birding. Naturalist guides lead the way and will help you spot birds and other animals that you come across.

After your initial outing, you’ll head back to Antigua for lunch. You can choose where to eat lunch and will then meet back up with the group and head to El Pilar. In the early afternoon you’ll visit the hummingbird feeders and see a fantastic array of fast-flying birds. After this you’ll return to your hotel. The tour ends around 4 PM.

What to Bring:

Binoculars, sunscreen, camera, insect repellent, comfortable shoes, long sleeve shirt, and hat. Bring or buy a pocket bird guide.

What's Included:

Guide, box breakfast, entrance fee, transfers to/from Antigua.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

What to Bring:

Binoculars, sunscreen, camera, insect repellent, comfortable shoes, long sleeve shirt, and hat. Bring or buy a pocket bird guide.

What's Included:

Guide, box breakfast, entrance fee, transfers to/from Antigua.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

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