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Tikal, Guatemala (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Tikal, Guatemala

Map of Tikal, Guatemala

Restrictions Tikal Temple View From Temple IV
Ocellated Turkey (Agriocharis ocellata) White-nosed Coati (Nasua narica) White-whiskered Puffbird (Malacoptila panamensis) - Female Barred Woodcreeper (Dendrocolaptes certhia) Ruddy Woodcreeper (Dendrocincla homochroa) Kentucky Warbler (Oporornis formosus)
Blue-crowned Motmot (Momotus lessenii) Bright-rumped Attila (Attila spadiceus) Lesser Greenlet (Pachysylvia decurtata) Brown Jay (Psilorhinus morio) Morelets Crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii) Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus)
White-nosed Coati (Nasua narica) Orange-breasted Falcon (Falco deiroleucus) Mexican black howler monkey (Alouatta pigra) Central American spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi) Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris) Tawny-winged Woodcreeper (Dendrocincla anabatina)
Green-backed Sparrow (Arremonops chloronotus) Black-throated Shrike-Tanager (Lanio aurantius) - Female Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons) Collared Trogon (Trogon collaris) - Male

Tikal is national park protecting extensive Mayan ruins as well as the surrounding forest.


Mexico to Panama

1/28/2009: Tikal contains some of the better Mayan ruins that I have visited. We camped for a night here and spent a full day wandering around the ruins and surrounding forest. The highlight for me was randomly finding an Orange-breasted Falcon on Temple IV after not seeing the same bird the previous day at a Mountain Pine Ridge nesting site (due to fog). The lowlight was getting scammed by Cesar Carrera and San Juan Travel (after reading the recommendation to use them in the Lonely Planet guidebook... one of many lowlights provided by the Lonely Planet)

Previous Visit (Barton Creek: 1/27/2009)
Next Visit (Flores: 1/29/2009)

Species Recorded (42)

Birds ( 37 )

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Green Heron - Butorides virescens

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Orange-breasted Falcon - Falco deiroleucus
Laughing Falcon - Herpetotheres cachinnans

Chachalacas, Guans, and Curassows ( Cracidae )
Great Curassow - Crax rubra

Grouse, Turkeys, and Allies ( Phasianidae )
Ocellated Turkey - Meleagris ocellata

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Mealy Parrot - Amazona farinosa
White-crowned Parrot - Pionus senilis

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift - Panyptila cayennensis

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Buff-bellied Hummingbird - Amazilia yucatanensis
Green-breasted Mango - Anthracothorax prevostii
Wedge-tailed Sabrewing - Pampa curvipennis
Stripe-throated Hermit - Phaethornis striigularis

Trogons ( Trogonidae )
Collared Trogon - Trogon collaris

Motmots ( Momotidae )
Lessen's Motmot - Momotus lessonii

Puffbirds ( Bucconidae )
White-whiskered Puffbird - Malacoptila panamensis

Toucans ( Ramphastidae )
Collared Aracari - Pteroglossus torquatus
Keel-billed Toucan - Ramphastos sulfuratus

Ovenbirds ( Furnariidae )
Tawny-winged Woodcreeper - Dendrocincla anabatina
Ruddy Woodcreeper - Dendrocincla homochroa
Northern Barred-Woodcreeper - Dendrocolaptes sanctithomae
Plain Xenops - Xenops minutus
Ivory-billed Woodcreeper - Xiphorhynchus flavigaster

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Bright-rumped Attila - Attila spadiceus
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet - Camptostoma imberbe
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - Empidonax flaviventris
Couch's Kingbird - Tyrannus couchii

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Tree Swallow - Tachycineta bicolor

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Brown Jay - Psilorhinus morio

Vireos ( Vireonidae )
Lesser Greenlet - Pachysylvia decurtata
Yellow-throated Vireo - Vireo flavifrons

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Kentucky Warbler - Geothlypis formosa
Ovenbird - Seiurus aurocapilla
Black-throated Green Warbler - Setophaga virens

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Black-throated Shrike-Tanager - Lanio aurantius
Morelet's Seedeater - Sporophila morelleti

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Green-backed Sparrow - Arremonops chloronotus

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Montezuma Oropendola - Psarocolius montezuma


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