Honduras: The Lodge at Pico Bonito

From Saturday, March 24, 2018
To Friday, March 30, 2018
 
Lovely Cotinga.  Photo by James Adams.  All rights reserved.

Lovely Cotinga.  Photo by James Adams (all rights reserved).

Perhaps you've savored a week in San Blas, Nayarit, plowing through the West Mexican endemics, all the while based in one delightful hotel and working your way through Betty's wonderful menu.  A week at The Lodge at Pico Bonito in Honduras is the east coast mirror of that experience, with an entirely different suite of birds.  The Lodge itself is a modern facility situated on 400 acres of prime birding habitat. Tropical birds abound on the grounds, and field trips to the nearby coast and mountains encompassed by Pico Bonito National Park all lie with easy reach. Public and private wildlife refuges and botanical gardens are also on the docket. A multitude of toucans, trogons, and dazzling neon tanagers will elicit sighs, mews, and even gasps of delight, and there is no better location in Central America for the velvet purple and royal blue tree ornament that is a Lovely Cotinga. A visit to one of the three observation towers onsite should reveal this and many other canopy-dwelling gems best enjoyed from a lofty locale. Not all the birds will come as easily, of course, but with luck we may encounter Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Spectacled Owl, Great Potoo, Purple-crowned Fairy, American Pygmy Kingfisher, Turqoise-browed Motmot, and Chestnut-colored Woodpecker. At Pico Bonito we have a realistic chance of seeing all of them. The extremely local and endemic Honduran Emerald will lead us to its nearby cactus-clad haunts that seem so improbable juxtaposed with Pico Bonito's towering rain forests. If a relaxing week in a luxuriant eco-lodge surrounded by a tropical tapestry of bird song appeals, please join us this winter in a birder's paradise at Pico Bonito Lodge.

Leader: John Yerger
 
Cost of Honduras: The Lodge at Pico Bonito tour includes all meals and accommodations, all entrance fees, and all transportation beginning and ending in San Pedro Sula—$2695.
 
TO REGISTER: call 1-877-BIRDERS [247-3377] or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Note: we are partnering with Borderland Tours for this excursion, so a full information packet with detailed itinerary, registration form, checklist and maps will be sent from the Borderland Tours office.
 
 
Honduras Photo Gallery 

PHOTO GALLERY by James Adams