How about if people said “I thought I was going to die?”
The Horned Guan is found only in remote locations at high elevations in the cloud forests on extinct volcanoes in southwest Mexico and Guatemala, and has been listed as one of the top 50 birds in the world for birders to see.
What you need to know before you book your birding trip to Guatemala, is that you’re going to work REALLY hard, climb straight up a volcano for at least 4 hours, feel like your legs will never make another step again, and maybe not even see the Horned Guan. This is extreme birding, and not for wussies.
Check out my interview with someone who has made this trip: Extreme Birding: The Quest to See the Horned Guan in Guatemala at TechBirder