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SAN JUAN LA LAGUNA BAY

DURATION: 2 - 3 hours.
DIFICULTY: Low.

This tour begins on the hotel, skirting the San Juan bay. The main objective of this tour is to spot aquatic birds. You can spot different species of herons, ducks, flycatchers, thick-knees and of course there is ample supply of gallinules (American coot).

Amongst the aquatic birds in this tour, and during the migration season, it is common to spot the osprey (Pandion haliaetus), the redhead (Aythya Americana) and the American Wigeon (anas Americana).

ECO HOTEL UXLABIL SURROUNDINGS

DURATION: 2 - 3 hours.
DIFICULTY: Low.

This tour doesn’t require a long distance, in fact it can be done from the hotel’s balconies, where you can spot up to 25 different species.

Among them you can see the Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris), very common during the migration season, feeding from the amaranth growing on our gardens. Also, the Blue-throated Motmot (Aspatha gularis), which we consider our hotel’s pet. You can also spot the Red-legged Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes cyaneus) amongst many other species.

CERRO DE LA CRUZ (“KAQASIWAAN”) – ROSTRO MAYA HILL

DURATION: 3 - 5 hours.
DIFICULTY: Medium/high.

On this tour, on top of spotting plenty of birds, you will enjoy a great scenic view of Atitlan Lake. It is a mid-difficult level on the beginning of the trail, turning into a high-difficult category on the end, due to the rocky nature of the trail.

The tour can be prolonged to climb the Mayan Face Hill (about 2 additional walking hours). There are some high sought species that can be spotted on this tour, including the Belted Flycatcher (Xenotriccus callizonus), the Mountain Elaenia (Elaenia frantzii), Rufous- collared Robin (Turdus rufitorques) and the Elegant Euphonia (Euphonia elegantissima).

SAN PEDRO VOLCANO

DURATION: 5 - 7 hours.
DIFICULTY: High.

This is a high-performance-required tour, since it involves climbing a dormant volcano. During the climb you can spot different species, both migratory and resident.

Among the outstanding species on this tour, you can spot the famous and unique member of the Oreophasis genus, the Horned Guan (Oreophasis dervianus. Also, you will be able to spot the Great Horned Owl (Bubos virginianus), the Black-throated Jay (Cyanolyca pumilo) and the Wine-throated Hummingbird (Atthis ellioti).

ECOLOGIC PARK PAKAMB´AL (WATERFALL)

DURATION: 3 hours.
DIFICULTY: Medium.

This park has, on top of bird spotting opportunities, ecological swimming pools, where you can enjoy it refreshing cold water.

On the high areas of this park you will enjoy a nice, scenic view of the San Juan La Laguna village and the volcanoes that surround the area.

Among the outstanding species that you can spot are the Brown-backed Solitaire (Myadestes occidentalis), the Rufous-browed Peppershrike (Cyclarhis gujanensis) and the Bushy-crested Jay (cyanocorax melanocyaneus).

ABOUT US

Mayan Birds is a project that started at Eco Hotel Uxlabil Atitlán, inspired by the diversity of birds found in Lake Atitlán. We offer bird watching tours guided by specialized local guids that will make your tour a rewarding experience.

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