From March 25 - 31, 2017 I birded the central Pacific highlands and the Parque Regional Municipal Todos Santos Cuchamatán in Guatemala. Click on the links below to see some of the great birds I saw thanks to the skills and knowledge of Guatemala-based BIRDING EXPEDITIONS.
NOTE: I was birding first, photographing second (as usual) on this trip, thus the quality of the photos below varies greatly from "very good" to "pretty crappy". In most cases our views of a bird were much better than the photos obtained of it; part of the purpose of this gallery is to show just how many good birds can be seen - if you use a really good locally based birding tour company such as Birding Expeditions.
Fuentes Georgina (small fee) is a private park and thermal baths southeast of Quetaltenango. The last c.2 miles of the dead-end entrance road passes though fine mid/upper elevation forest, which continues into the small park. Closer to Quetzaltenango on this road there are a couple of spots where there is mixed forest/agriculture habitat, and in these areas bothBlack-capped and Plain Siskins can sometimes be found.
The end of the road (the park entrance is out-of-picture to the left of the foreground vehicle):
View from the upper entrance road down to the Las Cumbres area:
Hotel Las Cumbres from lower down on the Fuentes Georgina entrance road.