Guatemala is truly something special with stunning scenery, friendly people, superb food, wonderful accommodation and some fantastic wildlife, not to mention the incredible Mayan ruins of Tikal. Located in the heart of Central America, this small Central American country encompasses a wide variety of ecosystems from both Southern Mexico and Central America. More than 720 bird species have been reported in Guatemala with about 370 of them known to breed. This is THE place to find the mythical Horned Guan and our guides have a great site where a rather steep walk of between just 1 - 3 hours will take you to the prime location to see this extraordinary bird. Other key birds to entice even the most travelled of birders include the amazing Pink-headed Warbler, which are not only fabulous to look at but are actually quite easy to find in the right habitat. Other key species include Blue-throated Motmot, Resplendent Quetzal, Lesser Roadrunner, Belted Flycatcher, Scarlet Macaw, Ocellated Turkey, Yucatan Poorwill, Wine-throated Hummingbird, Goldman's Warbler, Azure-rumped Tanager, Grey-throated Chat, Hooded Grosbeak and Orange-breasted Falcon, which can be seen perched on the Mayan ruins at Tikal National Park. Mammals include Black Howler Monkeys and Central American Spider Monkey, plus Tayra and a host of cats such as Ocelot, Margay and even Jaguar. Morelet's Crocodile can be seen in some of the rivers and butterflies, dragonflies and a wealth of flora abound. Guatemala offers a world full of contrasts, colonial cities, jungles, volcanoes and archaeological sites but most of all exceptional birding. Join us in what is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful countries in Central America.