Birding in Guatemala
Key Guides: Ana Paula Oxom & Hugo Enríquez

Ana's enthusiasm for the beauty of birdlife and nature is hard to match, and she has a
demonstrated excellence in learning bird songs quickly and identifying birds quickly. Over the
last five years, she has worked in various positions completing projects in ornithological studies
and working as a bird guide in both Central and South America.  She has conducted a number
of bird species studies for several reserves from Guatemala and Paraguay in support of
sustainable tourism initiatives. She has also held been a teaching assistant with the Laboratory
of Ornithology with the Universidad de Valle de Guatemala and has held several positions as a
research assistant with the Department of Biology. She loves research in the field and really
enjoys the company of bird watchers.  

She has had the opportunity to lead groups to all parts of Guatemala. She enjoys guiding when
getting clients up the mountain to find the Horned Guan, shares her joy of finding putting clients
on new hummingbird species, and joins in with the clients as the extoll the beauty of the
Long-tailed Manakin. Ana has worked for a number of major American bird tour companies,
conservation organizations and American and European private clients from around the world
as a bird guide in Guatemala.  And, she has represented the Partnership for International
Birding at several international birding festivals. She is currently working on a number of
projects for the Partnership for International Birding, helping with developing trip descriptions
and compiling ornithological data on trips.  Ana has also represented the PIB at the Scottish
Bird Fair and the British Bird Fair. She completed her studies in Sustainable Tourism and
Management with the Universidad de Valle de Guatemala.

Ana continues to grow professional as a bird guide and finding new and innovative ways to
promote sustainable tourism, and her potential to become a top guide in Central American is
apparent to whoever has the opportunity to go birding with her. Ana's field skills and warm
personality make her an excellent choice as a bird guide in Guatemala.