Honduras Birding Tours
Beaks and Peaks is an ethically and ecologically responsible birding, nature and adventure tour company based in Honduras, in the heart of Central America, who organises Honduras tours for wildlife enthusiasts. Sustainability, authenticity, and diversity are the core values of our company. We strive to offer unique Honduras Birding Tours, whilst always contributing to the protection and conservation of Honduras’ amazing flora and fauna, and to the development of the local people.
At Beaks and Peaks, we make it our mission to reveal Honduras’ stunning, vibrant true colours to all those who are looking for a truly authentic Honduras birding experiences in one of the world’s most biodiverse and pristine areas. What better way to experience this beauty than by spotting colourful exotic birds, hiking through virgin cloud forests or listening to the enthralling stories of the local people?
Beaks and Peaks offer an array of birdwatching tours in Honduras to choose from. You can also contact us with your wish list of birds, activities, areas of interest or birding Honduras tours so we can tailor a trip just for you. Beaks and Peaks take care of everything, from the minute you arrive until the moment you leave. All you have to do is relax and embrace Honduras’ the enchanting beauty and rich tropical birding on offer.
William Orellana – Owner, General Manager, Tour Leader & Guide: William’s first career was with the government, he also worked as a math professor, and later helped community development through an NGO. He then decided on a complete change of career and started birding in 2005, rapidly becoming a key member of the Honduran Ornithology Association (ASHO). William is also one of the best bird photographers in Honduras. He has traveled extensively in search of birds, visiting over 9 countries in Asia, Europe, North, Central and South America. William also created the first youth birdwatching club in Honduras named Tanunas. He has ample experience in the field and will be happy to guide you in our various Latin-American destinations.
Katinka Domen – Owner, Operations Manager, Tour Leader & Guide: Katinka was born and raised in Belgium but now lives in Honduras, Central America. She has travelled all over the world, following her passion for language, nature, culture and adventure. Not one for sitting still, Katinka rapidly became one of Honduras’ top birders and guides and created an ample portfolio of tours in various Latin-American and Caribbean countries. She puts a lot of importance on conservation and sustainable development and insists on showing respect to both people and the environment when guiding and traveling. She loves sharing her passion for birding and nature with the world, and her enthusiasm and sense of adventure will no doubt rub off on anyone who visits.
Beaks and Peaks is a member of the Honduran Ornithology Association and the Honduran Chamber of Tourism.
Beaks and Peaks supports a number of conservation and development projects in Honduras by including those programmes into our wildlife tours.
One of the projects we work with is Montaña de Vida, an ecotourism and conservation project in the Santa Bárbara mountains near Lake Yojoa. It is aimed at providing the local communities with an alternative source of income based on ecotourism. This means they no longer solely depend on coffee production and can start protecting the mountain forest instead of cutting it down for coffee growing. The communities offer several trip packages, serve food, offer accommodation and have created trails to show visitors the natural beauty of their local environment.
Furthermore, Beaks and Peaks also works with birdwatching clubs such as the Tanunas and Caciques from Gracias in order to show children and youngsters the importance and beauty of their environment and hope that some of them may even take an interest in guiding themselves to pass on the legacy.
Beaks and Peaks also organizes, promotes and supports bird counts and other birding-related events in Honduras such as the Lake Yojoa Birding Blitz, Conteo de Aves Celaque, Lancetillo Conteo Navideño etc.
As the first institutional member of the Honduran Ornithology Association (ASHO), Beaks and Peaks is proud to continue working with the Association and alongside its many individual and institutional members to promote the scientific study as well as the leisurely enjoyment of birds in and of course bird-related travel to Honduras.
On our tours, Beaks and Peaks also goes to significant lengths to reduce our non-recyclable waste. Where possible, we will bring reusable bottles, plates, cups and cutlery, so we can cut down on the amount of plastic, paper and styrofoam.
Beaks and Peaks also makes sure to work with local communities, individuals and businesses as much as possible, so that the money you pay for your tour actually stays in the country and in those communities. That way, tourism can contribute to the empowerment of local people, the conservation of resources and the much-needed sustainable growth of the local economy.
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