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Mayan world´s birds expedition (3 day / 2 nights)

“Bird´s Paradise”, this is Estacion Biológica Las Guacamayas. The freshwater wetlands and the high forest of Parque Nacional Laguna del Tigre, in the Reserva de la Biosfera Maya,are home to thousands and thousands of birds which have registered more than 370 resident and migratory species, representing more than 50% from the birdlife of Guatemala that you can enjoy many of them from the comfort of the station.

 

   aramacao Black and white Owl King Volture guacamayas 

 Itinerary

Day 1

Flores-Estación Biológica Las Guacamayas

7.30 am leave Flores and make the three-hour drive to Paso Caballos. The whole road possesses great birding opportunities where we can watch some birds in open areas, secondary forest, and ponds. A variety of birds such as: White-Tailed Kite, Greay Hawk, Fork- Tailed Flycatcher, Vermilion Flycatcher, Pinneated bittern, some times and lucky Jabiru, and more, also this area is ideal for photography.

Upon arrival to the community of Paso Caballos, we will board a boat that will carry us along the San Pedro River towards Estación Biolóigica Las Guacamayas (approx. 20 minutes).

STAFF welcome and give some presentation about the variety of birds and other wildlife of Estación Biológica Las Guacamayas.

Elegant and delicious lunch of Guatemalan cuisine.

Just after luch from a comfortable chair and accompanied by a delicious Guatemalan coffee, we can continue to observe birding in front of the deck: Red-capped Manakin, Red-Legged Honeycreeper, Long-tailed Hermit, Wedge-tailed sabrewing, Scaly brested hummingbird and others.

After a siesta, we’ll spend the afternoon birding around the base and trails of station looking for Slaty-tailed trogon, Collared trogon, Tody motmot, northern schiffornis, and other species of primary forest ending at Las Guacamayas lookout.

   American Pygmy Kingfisher Crimson collared Tanager Green breasted Mango

After a wonderful dinner, we'll take a nighttime options:

Option 1: owling night by boat: aquatic excursion exploring the Sacluc stream. Our experienced local guide will accompany us and illuminate the nighttime creatures that live here including the Morelet’s Crocodile, bats, birds, and more.

Option 1: owling night by a walk: just a short walk around Las Guacamayas Gardens, trying to find Black and white owl, Nightjar and other.

Day 2

Estación Biológica Las Guacamayas- Wak´a Perú

We’ll be up early for coffee and breakfast before boarding our boat to take us to the archaeological site El Perú Wak´a (not necessary) for a morning of birding. Here we will visit the most important nesting area of the Scarlet Macaw in Guatemala. We can also find interesting species such as: White-collared manakin, Black-faced antthrush, Bat Falcon, Rose-throated Tanager, Green-backed Sparrow, and others.

We’ll be back at EBG for lunch. After lunch, you’ll have the afternoon to relax and do some light birding around the lodge.

    Least bittern Spizaetus melanoleucus Black faced antthrush Guacamayas

Day 3

Estación Biológica Las Guacamayas-Río Sac Cluc-Flores

Early coffe and breakfast, we’ll again board our boat this morning to go birding along the Sac Cluc river. From the boat we hope to find several species including Agami Heron, sungrebe, Yucatan jay, and others,

Last lunch and transfer to Flores

   Agami hero Las Guacamayas Yucatan jay Guacamayas Sungrebe Las Guacamayas

 

Images gallery

 

IMPORTANT

Characteristics of the route
- Effort: moderate means.
- Characteristic of the traveler: People with good physical condition
- Status of trails: soft undulating Earth
- Maximum Distances per day: 10 kms
- Average humidity 85%
- Average temperature: 30 ° C

It includes

- Ground transportation round trip from Flores to Las Guacamayas Biological Station (EBG)
- Water Transport.
- Accommodation in EBG.
- All meals (2 breakfasts, 2 break lunch, 3 lunches, 2 dinner, purified water, natural juices of tropical fruits and 2 rehydration drinks)
- Community or bilingual guide (optional).
- First aid kit throughout the expedition.

BRING:

-Photo Camera.
-Binoculars.
-Repellent
-Field notebook.
-Rain coat.
-Long sleeve shirt, cap or hat.
-Flashlights with extra batteries.
-Bird guides.

 

Rooms and services of Estación Biológica Las Guacamayas.

 

Contacts

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Phones:
+502 3106-3568 y 3187-6255
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