I had not been birding in Central America for more than 30 years, and never been taking any bird photos there, so indeed it was time to do something about it. For once, I made this trip mostly self-guided and in quite a short notice. In many aspects it became an arduous journey to travel solo, but in hindsight totally worth it and I can now look back to so many great wildlife encounters and memories. I took advantage of Guatemala’s excellent bird guides for five days at different locations to make sure not to miss the most critical targets. This country is a lovely birding destination and covers habitats from high altitude volcanic slopes to lush lowland rainforests. The first 6 photos represent some of the most interesting species on the trip. The rest are uploaded chronologically but the gallery will not be complete until April-May 2024.