Birding in Honduras
A 14-days Honduras Bird Watching Tour which is leisurely paced available as set-departure (or on request) With nearly 100 protected areas, during this tour you will see over 350 birds, our one endemic hummingbird the Honduran Emerald and more neotropical species, also 7 to 8 different mammals.
On this Honduras Bird Watching Tour, you will explore the country located is right in the middle of Central America. It borders the Caribbean Sea on the north coast, Nicaragua in the east, the Pacific Ocean on the south coast (the Gulf of Fonseca), El Salvador in the south-east, and Guatemala in the west. Sitting about 60 km off the Honduran mainland, in the Caribbean Sea, are the famous Bay Islands of Utila, Roatán, and Guanaja
Impressive Mayan ruins of Copán. Maybe not the biggest or best-known of the Mayan cities, but by far the most culturally, artistically, and scientifically advanced of its time. Birding in western Honduras is an exhilarating experience for everyone who is keen to immerse into both Honduras’ nature and culture in this birding adventure of Honduras.
What an amazing feeling to spot the Red-throated Parakeets hiding in the trees that grow over the pyramids, or see the Scarlet Macaws (released there, but still!) flying over the main plaza.
The ‘heart of Honduras’ or Lake Yojoa in the centre of the country is yet another interesting destination. It offers an interesting combination of lowland forests, freshwater wetlands, and two impressive mountain ranges, Montaña Santa Bárbara and Cerro Azul Meambar.
Thanks to the great diversity of landscapes and habitats, this is one of the species-richest areas in the whole country. So far more than 500 bird species have been recorded, and with plenty of unexplored areas, there are many more waiting for you to be discovered.
Rising steeply behind the coastal plains are the impressive Nombre de Dios mountains and Pico Bonito National Park. The extensive rainforest here harbours a wealth of plant and animal species and although much of these forests are hard to access, there are some fairly accessible prime locations for those in search of speciality birds, animals, or plants. This is a great location to see big mammals, eccentric birds such as the Lovely Cotinga.
This Honduras’ Birding Tour was elaborated for the more avid birders. We will have time to learn about culture, history, and nature in general, but the focus is clearly on seeing a variety of great Honduran bird species.
Also, though you don’t have to be an athlete, the trip does require a general level of fitness, as some of the walks can be a bit more strenuous, especially in El Cedral during our cloud forest day. The trails are not difficult and no special experience is necessary, but you should be able to walk while birding – of course at a slow pace and with many stops as we will be birding all along the way.
Please note: this set-departure tour is also available as a private or custom tour on request. Please submit an enquiry with your preferred dates and group size.
If you’d like to try an alternative tour, look at what this Hummingbird Photography Tour has to offer.
Alternative Tour Name: Birding Honduras 2023