Mike Nelson

Red-crowned Ant Tanager © Mike Nelson

Any birding tour to Guatemala should include Tikal and the Petén lowlands, not just for the stunning birds but also for the stunning atmosphere.

Birding In Guatemala: An Overview

Pink-headed Warbler © Mike Nelson

Laying within Tikal National Park are the remnants of one of the largest and greatest central American civilizations, the Mayas. Here their temples heave towards the sky and penetrate above the forest that now encapsulates them, which makes for a mysterious birding setting where parrots, toucans and oropendolas chatter amongst towering temples and an ancient buildings.

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