About

In Q’eqchi’, Xik‘ is to go on wing. Xik’anel xul are the birds. Xikanel Birding Adventures is a team of guides, passionate about conservation, who lead birding adventures in Guatemala and Colombia.

Our mission is to promote conservation of bird habitat by birding.

Turquoise-browed Motmot (Eumomota superciliosa) Chixoy, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala.

What People Say

I enjoyed birding [in Guatemala] with John, who was great company.

A cool dude, who I have a lot in common with.

Noah Strycker

We went[…] to look for the uncommon Bar-winged Oriole and thanks to John’s excellent hearing we soon found, not one, but two!

Arjan Dwarhuis


As seen on…

Audubon Magazine

Birding Without Borders

Day 118: The Land of Fire

by Noah Strycker

Dutch Birding

Arjan’s Biggest Year

by Arjan Dwarshuis

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