Sunrise Birding logo designed by Julian Hough Sunrise Birding LLC
Birding & Wildlife Tours

Colorado Grouse
& Chickens

April 4-14, 2018
>Info & reservations

Lesvos: Spring Migration Magic!
April 21-28, 2018
>Info & reservations

Delaware: Red Knot Special!
May 24-27, 2018
>Info & reservations

Pennsylvania: Henslow's Sparrow plus
June 1-3, 2018
>Info & reservations

Norway: Lapland
& Varanger

June 3-9, 2018
>Info & reservations

Costa Rica:
Dragonflies & Nature

June 16-25, 2018
>Info & reservations

Peninsular Malaysia
July 26-Aug 6, 2018
>Info & reservations

Grand Spain!
Andalusia, Ebro & the Pyrenees

Sept 3-16, 2018
>Info & reservations

Chile: Penguins, Condors & Pumas
October 10-20, 2018
>Info & reservations

Falkland Islands Exclusive!
Oct 29-Nov 7, 2018
>Info & reservations

Guatemala & Tikal
Steve Bird's Wildlfe
Nov 24-Dec 8, 2018

>Info & reservations

Sri Lanka Dragonflies with Dennis Paulson
Nov 24-Dec 4, 2018
>Info & reservations

Central Chile
January 7-18, 2019
Plus Easter Island extension

>Info & reservations

Baha California
Winter Whale & Endemics Special

Feb 2-9, 2019
Info & reservations soon!

Costa Rica Special!
Feb 10-16, 2019
>Info & reservations

Jamaica: 29 Endemics
Feb 24-March 1, 2019
Info soon!

Costa Rica Classic
15 days!
Mar 23-Apr 6, 2019

>Info & reservations

March 23-April 2, 2019
Info soon!

Lesvos: Spring Migration Magic!
April 21-28, 2019
>Info & reservations

May 11-25, 2019
Info soon!

Pantanal Wildlife Safari
July 17-26, 2019
>Info & reservations

August 20-31, 2019
Info soon!

Oct 1 - 15, 2019
Info soon!

Guyana: Jewel of the Neotropics
Oct 18 - 31, 2019
Info soon!

New Zealand: Islands of Endemics
Nov 4-25, 2019
>Info & reservations

Japan: Winter Specialties
December 1 - 11, 2019
Info soon!

LATEST NEWS                           Find us  
                    ENEWS Signup>

New Tours!

Recent Trips:

Pink-headed Warbler. Photo by Steve Bird. FABULOUS GUATEMALA!
November 24 - December 8, 2018

Spectacular birding amid Mayan Ruins

In association with Steve Bird's Wildlife
Info & Registration>

Guatemala is truly something special. This beautiful country offers stunning scenery, friendly people, superb food, wonderful accommodations and fantastic wildlife, not to mention the incredible Mayan ruins of Tikal. Located in the heart of Central America, the country encompasses a wide variety of ecosystems from both Southern Mexico and Central America. More than 720 bird species have been reported in Guatemala with about 370 of them known to breed. To say we were delighted with our first 2 tours to this wonderful country is a complete understatement, we were simply blown away by all that Guatemala has to offer. 

Horned Guan. Photo by Steve Bird.Having travelled throughout Central and South America we have to say that Guatemala is a MUST VISIT destination. There are several stunning species to tempt even the most travelled of birders. Pink-headed Warblers are not only fabulous to look at they are actually quite easy to find in the right habitat. There is also the hunt for mythical Horned Guan and our guides have had 100% success at finding this key bird at a site that is only half the steep hike that other tour companies offer.

Imagine Orange-breasted Falcons perching on the Mayan ruins at Tikal, and Morelet's Crocodile in the rivers, while butterflies, dragonflies and a wealth of flora abound. Guatemala offers a world full of contrasts, colonial cities, jungles, volcanoes, archaeological sites but most of all exceptional birding. Join us in what we now consider one of the most beautiful countries in Central America.

Some of the target species possible on this tour:
Horned Guan – Pink-headed Warbler – Goldman’s Warbler – Black Catbird – Resplendent Quetzal – Yucatan Jay- Agami Heron – Guatemalan Pygmy-Owl – Slender Sheartail – Black-throated Shrike-Tanager – Hooded Grosbeak – Azure-rumped Tanager – Ocellated Quail – Orange-breasted Falcon – Grey-throated Chat – Blue-and-white Mockingbird – Buffy-crowned Wood-Partridge – Wine-throated Hummingbird – Lesser Roadrunner – Blue-throated Motmot – Highland Guan – Belted Flycatcher – Rufous Sabrewing – Russet-crowned Motmot – Azure-hooded Jay – Chestnut-sided Shrike-Vireo – Red-capped Manakin – Scarlet Macaw – Garnet-throated Hummingbird – Wedge-tailed Sabrewing – Ocellated Turkey – Tody Motmot plus much more! Maybe even Unspotted Saw-whet Owl !!!

Tikal by Gina Nichol.

Join Gina Nichol, Steve Bird and local guides for:
Spectacular birding amid Mayan Ruins

November 24 - December 8, 2018
In association with Steve Bird's Wildlife
Info & Registration>
Contact to reserve your space!

Photos, top to bottom: 
Pink-headed Warbler, the colonial city of Antigua, Horned Guan, Goldman's Warbler, Tikal. 

2017 Year-end:  The Bird Parties of 2017>

Back to top>

Sunrise Birding's ethos is to provide the best possible birding experience for the best value. We maintain high standards and have gained a reputation for using the best local guides in combination with our expert leaders and finding the target species and seeing them well—all at a reasonable pace and for a value price. See what the buzz is about! The photo galleries, trip reports, and clients speak for themselves! A complete schedule of Sunrise Birding LLC events is online at this link>   

Gina Nichol
Sunrise Birding, LLC
Web site:

Back to top>>

European Bee-eaters. Lesvos 2016. Photo by Gina Nichol.
European Bee-eaters. Lesvos 2016. Photo by Gina Nichol.  Trip Report>

Pied Avocets. Lesvos 2016. Photo by Gina Nichol.
Pied Avocets. Lesvos 2016. Photo by Gina Nichol. Trip Report>

Home  |  Tours  Reports  |  News  |  Calendar  |  Team  |  Links  |  Contact  Talks Email List
© Sunrise Birding, LLC.  All rights reserved.
All photos by Gina Nichol unless otherwise noted.
Contact Gina Nichol at or 203.453.6724