The Quetzal Quest Birding & amp; Nature Tour -
- Author: Adam Floyd Jan 29, 2018,
Jan 29, 2018, 7:04
The Quetzal Biotope
This protected area was established in 1976 with the main objective to protect Guatemala's national bird habitat.
Some of the species that inhabit this biotope are: Highland Guan, Magnificent Hummingbird, Garnet-throated Hummingbird, Resplendent Quetzal, Bushy-crested Jay, Hooded Jay, Black-throated Jay, Black Robin and Chestnut-headed Oropendola.
Located in the buffer zone of the Quetzal Biotope this destination proposes an effortless opportunity to observe the resplendent quetzal and other species such as Highland Guan, Violet Sabrewing, Bushy-crested Jay, Black Robin, and Chestnut - headed Oropendola among others.
Semuc ChampeyMore news: Birding Is Fun !: June 2013
Champey is located 11km to the south of La nquin, in a valley with steep walls, surrounded by tropical humid forest. There is a 300mts. long limestone bridge, on top of which there are several natural pools of different sizes, filled with crystalline mountain spring water.
Underneath the bridge is the Cahabon River. At the end of the bridge, the water from the pools rejoining the river, forming a 40ft waterfall.
The color of the water changes during the year depending on the season, sun and other natural factors, making Semuc Champey has a diversity of flora and fauna, including 90 species of birds, 34 mammals, 25 reptiles and amphibians; and 10 species of fish. There are more than 120 species of trees and shrubs.