Birding Factoids

725 species
in 58 families
1 endemics 
12 of the 21 species 
endemic to 
Central America are 
represented here.
4 endangered species

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Honduras Specialities
Yellow-naped Amazon Parrot - Nominated as National Bird - Photo copyright Jean Coronel
Photo copyright Jean Coronel
Hoffmann's Woodpecker - Photo copyright Jean Coronel
Photo copyright Jean Coronel
Little Blue Heron - Photo copyright Jean Coronel
Photo copyright Jean Coronel
    ....Honduras Cloud Forests - Of the 13 national
      parks located in Honduras, 12 are located in highland cloud forests.
    ....Fucagua - National Parks of Trujillo - Trujillo
      is blessed to be surrounded by two national parks both of which are relatively accesible due to their location close to town. Parque Nacional Capiro - Calentura (National Park) and Reserva de Vida Silvestre Laguna Guaimoreto (Wildlife Preserve) are part of the system of 68 protected areas that the Honduran government has set up within the last ten years.
    ....Honduras' Parks and Protected Areas - June, 1998.
      This is a preliminary index of protected areas in Honduras. Also see this site.
    ....Visiting La Muralla - by Craig Perham. If you want to visit a cloud 
      forest while trekking through Central America, hopefully you'll check out Parque Nacional La Muralla in Olancho, Honduras. Only ten years old, this park has one of the better infrastructures in Honduras, allowing visitors the opportunity to experience the beauty and richness of Honduran tropical forests.
    ....Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve - 377 species of birds have been ....
    ....Honduras' Sierra de la Botija - by Chris Humphrey. June 2000. 
      This little-known forest mountain region near the border of Nicaragua is one of the great undiscovered treasures of southern Honduras. 
    ....Honduras Birding Trip Reports - 5  trip reports are available from 
      Blake Maybank's Birding the Americas website. 

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Tours and Guides


Grey-headed Chachalaca - Photo copyright Allen Chartier
Photo copyright Allen Chartier
    ....Mesoamérica Travel S.A. is your full service incoming Tour Operator in
      Honduras. We would like to invite you to experience the magnificent natural wonders of Honduras. Our birding tours cover the best of what Honduras offers for birders from the mystical cloudforest, mangroves and coastal regions to the tropical rainforest. Our guiding staff consist of some of the best birders in Honduras. All tours are customized to suit individual tourists or small groups needs.


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Central American Specialities

in Honduras

Information on endemics and specialities is derived from Sibley & Monroe checklists and bird distribution lists in Thayer's Birder's Diary - Version 2.5. Information on endangered birds is derived from the IUCN Red List, Birdlife International, and supporting data bases developed by Ian Patton, of Merlin Species Watcher.  The endemic, endangered and speciality birds may be uncommon, extremely rare vagrants, may be extirpated in the country now or may only be present in migration. However, documented sightings of each species noted below have been made in Honduras. 

Honduras Endemics

___ Honduran Emerald
Central American Endemic Specialities in Honduras

___ Bushy-crested Jay
___ Green-breasted Mountain-gem
___ Grey-headed Piprites
___ Guatemalan Pygmy-Owl
___ Hoffman's Woodpecker
___ Red-throated Parakeet
___ Rufous-winged Woodpecker
___ Snowcap
___ Snowy Cotinga
___ Streak-crowned Antvireo
___ Three-wattled Bellbird
___ White-throated Shrike-Tanager

Endangered Birds in Honduras
(birds in bold italics are endemics)

Breeding Birds

Non-breeding Birds
___ Honduran Emerald
___ Military Macaw
___ Three-wattled Bellbird ___ Golden-cheeked Warbler

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