In February 2010, Guatemala will be hosting is VI International Bird Watching Encounter!!This is an event for all those who want to watch and learn about Guatemalan birds and our efforts to promote the country as a birding destination.   This time the VI Encounter will be held in the Community of San Juan la Laguna counting with the support of the Bird Watching Round Table, INGUAT, Counterpart Organization, Los Tarrales Reserve, Los Andes Reserve, CAMTUR Sololá, Laguna Lodge, Cervecería C.A., CONAP, ANACAFE, PROSOL, Agexport,



Who should attend?
* International birders who want to experience high-quality birding in Guatemala along with other birders around the world.
* International and Local Tour operators who seek new destinations to promote in their bird watching tours and who seek business partners in this venture.
* Nature reserves, community-based ecotourism projects, national parks and protected areas that want to promote their services as a bird watching destination.
* Guatemalan and international Guides who want to increase their knowledge on Guatemalan birds and birding destinations.
* National and international organizations that support wildlife conservation efforts.
* General Public and students interested in learning about our native birds species.


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Embajada de España en Guatemala


Promotion of Memberships

The Birdwathcing Round Table invites you to be part of it  getting numerous benefits. Working with us will make accomplish our mission of making birdwatching activities to strengthen  Guatemala's position both locally and globally as a top site in birdwatching.

We invite you to be part of it!

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Birdwatching in Guatemala

Welcome to Guatemala's Birdwatching Portal

A small country in Central America, Guatemala, stands out at a worldwide level for its extraordinaire biological diversity and its wide variety of beautiful landscapes. In only 108,000 km2 there are over 700 bird species. In a few weeks, a birdwatcher may identify more than 300 species in a fabulous trip that goes from the humid cloud forests to desert-like lands, visiting at the same time its incredible archaeological and cultural legacy. Guatemala has a high diversity of regional endemics that belong to 4 main regions of endemism.



Birdwatching Tourism Round Table Books

We invite you to acquire the material and books that the Birdwatching Tourism Round Table is promoting.  This material contains numerous data and valuable information of the birdwatching activities and sites in Guatemala. It also contains information of the most common ecosystems and biomes in which the birding activities are developed.

Since its creation in 2004,   the Birdwatching Tourism Round Table has been working in the elaboration and generation   of material and information about the potential sites to develop birdwatching and the activities that it implies. It has also been working in generating the technical and scientific information regarding birds of Guatemala and their habitat.