El Pilar Birding Tour
Shore Excursion

Finca El Pilar is a small paradise located in the mountain forest of Guatemala and just 10 minutes away from the center of La Antigua Guatemala.

Due to its privileged location this destination can be included as a part of multiday itinerary or just half day birding tour for travelers lodging in Antigua Guatemala.

It has an infrastructure of trails for bird watching, which spread through the organic plantations of coffee, mountain forest and cloud forest as well.

The vegetation of this reserve is mainly constituted by coffee, pine and oaks, settle at an altitudinal range from 1,710 to 9,500 feet above sea level.

One of the main attractions in El Pilar farm is in the zone of hummingbird’s feeders where it is possible to spot a wide variety of hummingbird’s species that inhabit the area feeding oneself at the same time which represents a great opportunity for birdwatchers.

Some Species that inhabit El Pilar Farm are:

  • Rufous Sabrewing.
  • Violet Sabrewing.
  • Magnificent Hummingbird.
  • White-eared Hummingbird.
  • Blue-tailed Hummingbird.
  • Azure-crowned Hummingbird.
  • Blue-throated Motmot.
  • Emerald Toucanet.
  • Bushy-crested Jay.
  • Black-capped Swallow.
  • Gray Silky-flycatcher.
  • Hooded Grosbeak.
  • Rufous-collared Robin.
  • Rufous-collared Sparrow.

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