Birdwatching In The Mayan World

Birdwatching Tours

Undoubtedly Martsam Birdwatching Tours offers to birders an encounter with the wonderful world of birds of the Maya World, involving rural communities, national parks, private reserves and Martsam Tour and Travel as the operator in the circuits and destinations that are blended to take you to this fascinating world of birds and nature.

Millions of species living in its varied ecosystems, hundreds species of birds, mammals like the jaguar, tapir and a variety of reptiles and insects.

Guatemala's Regional Endemism areas:

The Maya World as one as the best bird watching destination has a high diversity of birds with a high degree of regional endemism located in four main zones. The union of these four areas creates a very attractive offer for birdwatchers adding the archaeological and cultural attractions that highly complement to birdwatching.

a)    The highlands of northern Central America

Include parts of Oaxaca and Chiapas (Mexico), Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua.  Some species that are endemic on these regions are the Horned Guan (Oreophasis derbianus), the Pink-headed Warbler (Ergaticus versicolor) and the Cabanis´ Tanager (Tangara l. Larvata).

b)    The tropical savannas of the northern Pacific slope of Central America

This area cover parts of Chiapas (Mexico), Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua along the Pacific coast, among the endemic species we can mention the Yellow-naped Parrot (Amazona auropalliata), the American green Parakeet (Aratinga strenua), and the White-throated Magpie-jay (calocitta formmosa).

c)    The tropical rainforest on the Caribbean slope of Central America

Lies mainly on Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica but it also include the northwestern part of Guatemala (Izabal), extending to Panama along the Caribbean coast.

In this region you can find specialties such as the Wedged-tailed Sabrewing (Campylopterus curvipennis) Keel-billed Motmot (Electron carinatum), and Gray-headed Piprites (Pipritis griseiceps) among others

d)    The lowlands of the Yucatan Peninsula

This region includes the states of Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo in Mexico, and northern parts of the department of Peten (Guatemala) and northern Belize.

This region offers species such as Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata), the Gray-throated Chat (Granatellus sallael) and the Rose-throated Tanager (Piranga roseogularis).

The destinations where these birds can be observed are located in the areas with a strong cultural content, where the visitor apart from watching the birds can also have the opportunity to interact with the Mayan culture, visiting their markets and learning about their customs.

Good reasons for bird watching in the Maya World:

•    Diversity of birds.
•    Endemic birds’ species.
•    Migration across the isthmus of Central America

Guatemala Birdwatching Example Itineraries

Belize Birdwatching Example Itineraries

The Mayan World

This land remains full of magic and mysticism, with its people, mountains, rivers, volcanoes, seas, their cultures and traditions, all in its natural state and now offering a mosaic of opportunities for travelers seeking an adventure full of adrenaline or peace and relaxation of hotels hidden in the lush rainforest or the quiet white sand beaches and the music of the sea.

Cruise Shore & Inland Trips

Martsam Travel has selected fantastic destinations to satisfy the expectations of the Cruise Ship Travelers, having in mind time and distances to enjoy the maximum of the activities selected such as Birding tours, cultural tours or a mix of birdwatching and culture.


Martsam Tour and Travel Partners

Martsam Tour & Travel Contact Information

Antigua Guatemala
Phone: (502) 7832-2742
Mobile: (502) 5417-5517

Los Angeles CA
Phone: (305) 395-3935
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Flores Peten, Guatemala
Phone: (502) 7867-5093
(502) 7867-5377