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Finca el Pilar Birding tour in Antigua

Finca el Pilar
Finca el Pilar Birding tour in Antigua

Birdwatching tour in Antigua to Finca el pilar is a beautiful natural reserve with endemics and migratory birds in a mountain forest it´s special for humminbirds.

Birdwatching Around the Colonial City Day trips

Great opportunity to watch Guatemalan Birds, located near the old capital and touristic town, enjoy nature, with nice panoramic view, these is a beautiful reserve with open area and mountain forest, oak, pine & cypress trees, is an amazing place for birding, its a private protected farm, it has a swimming pool and little fish farm at the entrance, high on top there are some cabañas call palmeras site, also it has the cloud forest where the natural springs produce water for the nearby towns, nice eco tourism place, these trip offer you the chace to learn about plants, butterflies, birds, history and many other by your local expert guide, the terreain is easy with walkin in good quality path, the group side should be no more than 8 participant per one guide  if there are more we provide you another guide. for a close attention and personal service like in all of our tours all over Guatemala. some of the birds are aesy to see but some are challenging birds,

Tour leaves every day

Birds of Finca el Pilar more than 180 species

Chachalacas, Guans, and Curassows

Highland Guan Penelopina nigra

Grouse, Quail, and Allies

Buffy-crowned Wood-Partridge Dendrortyx leucophrys

Singing Quail Dactylortyx thoracicus

Vultures, Hawks, and Allies

Black Vulture Coragyps atratus

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Black Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus tyrannus

Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus

Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus

Short-tailed Hawk Buteo brachyurus

Zone-tailed Hawk Buteo albonotatus

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Pigeons and Doves

Red-billed Pigeon Patagioenas flavirostris

Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata

Inca Dove Columbina inca

Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina

Ruddy Ground-Dove Columbina talpacoti

White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi

White-faced Quail-Dove Zentrygon albifacies

White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica


Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana


Northern Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium gnoma

Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium brasilianum

Mottled Owl Ciccaba virgata

Fulvous Owl Strix fulvescens


Mexican Whip-poor-will Antrostomus arizonae


Chestnut-collared Swift Streptoprocne rutila

White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris

Vaux’s Swift Chaetura vauxi

White-throated Swift Aeronautes saxatalis


Mexican Violetear Colibri thalassinus

Rivoli’s Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens

Long-billed Starthroat Heliomaster longirostris

Green-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis viridipallens

Amethyst-throated Hummingbird Lampornis amethystinus

Garnet-throated Hummingbird Lamprolaima rhami

Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird Tilmatura dupontii

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris

Wine-throated Hummingbird Atthis ellioti

Rufous Sabrewing Campylopterus rufus

Violet Sabrewing Campylopterus hemileucurus

Azure-crowned Hummingbird Amazilia cyanocephala

Berylline Hummingbird Amazilia beryllina

Blue-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia cyanura

Cinnamon Hummingbird Amazilia rutila

White-eared Hummingbird Hylocharis leucotis

hummingbird sp. Trochilidae sp.

Trogons and Quetzals

Mountain Trogon Trogon mexicanus

Collared Trogon Trogon collaris


Blue-throated Motmot Aspatha gularis

Lesson’s Motmot Momotus lessonii

Barbets and Toucans

Northern Emerald-Toucanet Aulacorhynchus prasinus


Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus

Golden-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius

Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus

Golden-olive Woodpecker Colaptes rubiginosus

Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

Falcons and Caracaras

Barred Forest-Falcon Micrastur ruficollis

Collared Forest-Falcon Micrastur semitorquatus

American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Merlin Falco columbarius

Parrots, Parakeets, and Allies

Barred Parakeet Bolborhynchus lineola

Pacific Parakeet Psittacara strenuus


Barred Antshrike Thamnophilus doliatus

Leaftossers and Miners

Tawny-throated Leaftosser Sclerurus mexicanus


Strong-billed Woodcreeper Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus

Spotted Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus erythropygius

Spot-crowned Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes affinis


Ruddy Foliage-gleaner Clibanornis rubiginosus

Tyrant Flycatchers: Elaenias, Tyrannulets, and Allies

Yellow-bellied Elaenia Elaenia flavogaster

Paltry Tyrannulet Zimmerius vilissimus

Tyrant Flycatchers: Pewees, Kingbirds, and Allies

Tufted Flycatcher Mitrephanes phaeocercus

Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi

Greater Pewee Contopus pertinax

pewee sp. (Contopus sp.) Contopus sp.

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris

Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus

Hammond’s Flycatcher Empidonax hammondii

Yellowish Flycatcher Empidonax flavescens

Buff-breasted Flycatcher Empidonax fulvifrons

Empidonax sp. Empidonax sp.

Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer

Boat-billed Flycatcher Megarynchus pitangua

Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis

Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus

Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis

Becards, Tityras, and Allies

Gray-collared Becard Pachyramphus major

Rose-throated Becard Pachyramphus aglaiae


Rufous-browed Peppershrike Cyclarhis gujanensis

Chestnut-sided Shrike-Vireo Vireolanius melitophrys

Hutton’s Vireo Vireo huttoni

Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius

Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus

Brown-capped Vireo Vireo leucophrys

Jays, Magpies, Crows, and Ravens

Black-throated Jay Cyanolyca pumilo

Bushy-crested Jay Cyanocorax melanocyaneus

Steller’s Jay Cyanocitta stelleri

Martins and Swallows

Black-capped Swallow Atticora pileata

Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis

Mangrove Swallow Tachycineta albilinea

Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina

Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva

Penduline-Tits and Long-tailed Tits

Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus


House Wren Troglodytes aedon

Rufous-browed Wren Troglodytes rufociliatus

Band-backed Wren Campylorhynchus zonatus

Spot-breasted Wren Pheugopedius maculipectus

Rufous-and-white Wren Thryophilus rufalbus

Cabanis’s Wren Cantorchilus modestus

Gray-breasted Wood-Wren Henicorhina leucophrys


Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea


Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis

Brown-backed Solitaire Myadestes occidentalis

Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush Catharus aurantiirostris

Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush Catharus frantzii

Swainson’s Thrush Catharus ustulatus

Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus

Black Thrush Turdus infuscatus

Clay-colored Thrush Turdus grayi

Rufous-collared Robin Turdus rufitorques

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Catbirds, Mockingbirds, and Thrashers

Blue-and-white Mockingbird Melanotis hypoleucus

Tropical Mockingbird Mimus gilvus


Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum


Gray Silky-flycatcher Ptiliogonys cinereus

Olive Warbler

Olive Warbler Peucedramus taeniatus


Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorum

Louisiana Waterthrush Parkesia motacilla

Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia

Crescent-chested Warbler Oreothlypis superciliosa

Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina

Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla

MacGillivray’s Warbler Geothlypis tolmiei

Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas

American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla

Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia

Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia

Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata

Grace’s Warbler Setophaga graciae

Townsend’s Warbler Setophaga townsendi

Hermit Warbler Setophaga occidentalis

Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens

Fan-tailed Warbler Basileuterus lachrymosus

Golden-browed Warbler Basileuterus belli

Golden-crowned Warbler Basileuterus culicivorus

Canada Warbler Cardellina canadensis

Wilson’s Warbler Cardellina pusilla

Red-faced Warbler Cardellina rubrifrons

Slate-throated Redstart Myioborus miniatus

Tanagers and Allies

Yellow-winged Tanager Thraupis abbas

Cinnamon-bellied Flowerpiercer Diglossa baritula

Blue-black Grassquit Volatinia jacarina

White-collared Seedeater Sporophila torqueola

Black-headed Saltator Saltator atriceps

Grayish Saltator Saltator coerulescens

New World Sparrows

Common Chlorospingus Chlorospingus flavopectus

Chestnut-capped Brushfinch Arremon brunneinucha

Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis

White-eared Ground-Sparrow Melozone leucotis

Rusty Sparrow Aimophila rufescens

Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus

White-naped Brushfinch Atlapetes albinucha

Cardinals, Grosbeaks, and Allies

Hepatic Tanager Piranga flava

Summer Tanager Piranga rubra

Western Tanager Piranga ludoviciana

Flame-colored Tanager Piranga bidentata

White-winged Tanager Piranga leucoptera

Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus

Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea

Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea


Yellow-billed Cacique Amblycercus holosericeus

Black-vented Oriole Icterus wagleri

Bar-winged Oriole Icterus maculialatus

Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius

Yellow-backed Oriole Icterus chrysater

Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula

Bronzed Cowbird Molothrus aeneus

Melodious Blackbird Dives dives

Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus

Finches, Euphonias, and Allies

Elegant Euphonia Euphonia elegantissima

Hooded Grosbeak Coccothraustes abeillei

Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra

Black-headed Siskin Spinus notatus

Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria

Old World Sparrows

House Sparrow Passer domesticus


Half day tour 50usd per person


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