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Honduras

Wildlife Holidays in Honduras

Honduras is a republic situated in Central America. It borders the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. It has a tropical climate in the lowlands, while in the mountains it is temperate. In prehistory there was an important Mayan presence around the city of Copan near the Guatemalan border, and in 1502 Columbus landed near Trujillo on his fourth and his final voyage to the New World. Honduras was part of Spain’s empire in the New World from the time of Columbus until granting it independence in 1871.

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‘We offer a bird watching holiday to Honduras, an – as yet – little explored birding destination, where most species occur within easily accessible habitats. Nine species of oriole are possible, plus Guatemalan Screech Owl, Blue-crowned Chloroponia, Crested Bobwhite, Keel-billed Motmot, Lovely Cotinga, Swallow-tailed Swift, Speckled Mourner and White-vented Euphonia among many other species.’

Andy Tucker
Operations Manager

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Honduras is considered a biodiversity hotspot – it has a tremendous variety of flora and fauna including over 630 species of orchids, over 100 species of mammals and over 1,000 species of butterfly, including all six of Central America’s morphos. Honduras lies at the heart of the Mesoamerican region and 740 bird species have been recorded so far! As well as an exciting range of North American migrants, a wonderful sample of Central American birds is found here.

 

WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Honduras HOLIDAYS

Pico Bonito Lodge, surroundings, cabins and food were superb. The guides were first class - accommodating and competent. Their birding ability was amazing.

Mrs J Beck
February 2015
Honduras - The Lodge at Pico Bonito

Snorkelling extension a wonderful day - A 40 minute boat ride to the off shore islands that are surrounded by coral reefs submerged in warm clear water. Colourful fish, spectacular corals, an Island stop to sea star fish, Pink Boa's, Canivet's Hummingbird and Yucatan Vireo, a rustic lunch and a chance to buy souvenir jewellery hand crafted in natural mediums of nut shells and seeds. Tame shore birds, running along the waterline, Sanderlings, Turnstones and Pelicans.
All leaders were very vigilant and attentive to our frailties and made sure we missed nothing. We never felt under pressure to do anything in haste. We enjoyed not having long drives or frequent moves. The habitats and nature of the outings were varied with plenty of interest every day.