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FUENTES GEORGINAS & LIST 
GUATEMALA

near QUETZALTENANGO (Compass)

Lat:00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl 
Protected/registered status 
Best Time for visit (22nd & 26th December, 2004)

 

Birding Site Guide

Fuentes Georginas (about 2,400m elevation) is a popular hot spring resort. It was reached by taking a 20 minute bus ride to the town of Zunil (about 2,100m) from Quetzaltenango (known locally as Xela) followed by another 20 ride 8km uphill in a pick-up. These could be easily hired (Q25) in Zunil. On 22nd I walked from the hot springs up a very steep trail heading to the summit of Volcan Zunil (about 3,400m). I didn't reach the summit but just to 3,270m. I saw my 1 of my target species, the Pink-headed Warbler, on this trail at 2,930m. The second day I walked a short trail from the hot springs around the valley at the same elevation. On both days I walked the first part of the road back down to Zunil which also has some good forest. I saw none of my other target species: the Resplendent Quetzal, Highland Guan and Horned Guan. The presence of the latter here is uncertain. I did however see many other highland species. I saw a total of 46 species including 4 lifers. 


Species seen 


Other Fauna 
A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 

Flora 

Author: Charles Hesse

 

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