GuideLocal Guide
DatesAny Time
Birding Days10
Ground Price£1950
Flight ex UK£650
Local Guide chosen from our selection of excellent guides. We take care to choose locally-based guides who know the birds of their locality. They ensure you get a bird-filled tour, with the additional benefit of first-hand knowledge of the culture of the country.
We begin at La Tigra National Park in low elevation forest looking for Blue-and-white Mockingbird, Band-backed Wren, Rufous-collared Hummingbird and Green-breasted Mountain Gem. The cloud forest is home to the amazing Resplendent Quetzal, as well as Singing Quail, Wine-throated Hummingbird, Crescent-chested Warbler and Bushy-crested Jay. Our next destination is Cerro Azul National Park, with a mix of mid-elevation rainforest and pine-oak forest. Here we may find Keel-billed Motmot, Black-crested Coquette, Collared Trogon, Passerinis Tanager, Slate-headed Tody Flycatcher, and many more.
We next head to Pico Bonito Lodge, where we have 6 days. From here on the north coast, we will explore a variety of habitats, including the lodge grounds, Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge, Rio Aguan Valley, Rio Santiago Nature Resort and Lancetilla Botanical Gardens. This mix of habitats provides many spectacular species, including the stunning Lovely Cotinga, Blue-crowned and Turquoise-crowned Motmots, Keel-billed Toucan, Collared Aracari, Emerald and Yellow-crowned Toucanets, Violaceous, Collared and Slaty-tailed Trogons, Green, Shining and Red-legged Honeycreepers, and many species of hummingbird, including Crowned Woodnymph, Blue-throated Goldentail, Violet Sabrewing, Purple-crowned Fairy, Stripe-tailed, Rufous-tailed, Scaly-breasted and Cinnamon Hummingbirds, Brown Violet-ear, White-necked Jacobin, Band-tailed Barbthroat, Whire-bellied Emerald and the endemic Honduran Emerald. In addition to these, there is a supporting cast of many different Woodpecker, Woodcreeper, Tanager and Oriole species.
In wetland areas, we can find Agami and Boat-billed Herons, Bare-throated Tiger Heron, Sungrebe and Grey-necked Wood Rail. In addition West Indian Manatee could be found. After dark, there will be opportunities for nightbirds, including Mottled, Black-and-white and Vermiculated Screech Owls, as well as Great and Northern Potoos.