Friday, 16 September 2016

2016 American Birding Expo is Under Way!



The 2016 American Birding Expo is underway with everything a birder could wish for! People form all over the world offer their services and products to birders and nature lovers. Of course Honduras is represented as well by the Institute of Tourism and several tour companies that offer bird watching, among them Honduras Real Expeditions. Join us if you can!


American Birding Exp 2016
September 16-18
The Grange Insurance Audubon Center
Columbus, Ohio, USA
For more information: www.americanbirdingexpo.com



Thursday, 15 September 2016

American Birding Expo 2016





We’re proud to announce that Miguel Raymundo will be representing avitourism in Honduras and the rest of central America, as well as his company Honduras Real Expeditions at the 2016 American Birding Expo!

The American Birding Expo is a retail-sales-oriented showcase of products for birders and nature enthusiasts. Exhibitors from around the world, representing all aspects of the birding and nature market, will be there to present and offer their products, goods, and services. The Expo is the largest and most diverse shopping experience available to bird watchers in North America. It is free and open to the public, though attendees who preregister get special benefits. A portion of the proceeds from the Expo, generated by sponsorships, raffles and games, and voluntary contributions, will be earmarked for three distinct conservation projects at the local, national, and international level. Be there September 16-18, 2016!

We hope you’ll join us! If not, we’ll be posting regular updates on our website and Facebook page!

American Birding Exp 2016
September 16-18
The Grange Insurance Audubon Center
Columbus, Ohio, USA
For more information: www.americanbirdingexpo.com

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Extreme Canopy in Honduras!



It’s a small village, but quite famous in Honduras, La Campa, founded in 1582. It’s located in the department of Lempira, close to Gracias and its indigenous people are mostly of Lenca descent. Besides its coffee, and colonial architecture, La Campa is mainly famous for its red-glazed pottery production. But besides a picturesque church and fantastic surroundings, La Campa has now a new attraction: Extreme Canopy! It’s the highest in Central America and not for the fainthearted! The canopy starts up hill with a zip line crossing the canyon at a height of 300m from the ground. There are six zip lines in total, up to 1km long. The adventure ends in La Campa itself. The staff is friendly, the new equipment of excellent quality and the experience unforgettable… Getting itchy? Let us know and Honduras Real Expeditions will get you there!




Monday, 4 July 2016

The Magnificent Murals of Bonampak



For those who are interested in Maya culture, don’t miss out on Bonampak!
Bonampak is an archaeological site in the Mexican state of Chiapas. The site is not one of the biggest, nor the most interesting in architectural sense, but renowned for its splendid and well preserved murals inside the three rooms of Structure 1, better known as the Temple of the Murals. The discovery of the mural (by non-Mayas that is, in 1946) shook the world of the Maya scholars because it debunked the popular theory at the time that the Maya were a peaceful people. The murals however depict war and human sacrifice.
The first room depicts a scene of a regal event: the acknowledgement, in front of the court and visiting dignitaries. In room 2 you can see a great battle scene with no less than 139 figures. Room 3 shows the scene of ritual celebration for victory in battle, including bloodletting by nobles, and contains 65 human figures.
Bonampak lies a bit off the tourists´ trail because of its remote location but, Honduras Real Expeditions will gladly take you there!



Monday, 27 June 2016

An Oasis of Quiet near the City



You don’t have to travel far in Honduras to see some amazing birds. Just under the smoke of San Pedro Sula in a small village called El Volcán you can find the Rufous-capped Warbler, Rufous-naped Wren, Southern House Wren, Rose-throated Becard, Cinnamon Hummingbird and the Crimson-collared Tanager, to name just a few. The lush nature of this quiet village is a far cry from the buzzing city nearby. Just one more reason to visit Honduras with Honduras Real Expeditions!




Thursday, 23 June 2016

Fourth Release of the Scarlet Macaw in Copán Ruinas



If you happen to be in the Copán area, save the date! On June 26th, the fourth release of the scarlet macaw will take place in the Archaeological Park Copán (Honduras). No less than 8 macaws, that are currently residing in a corral on site to get accustomed to the new surroundings, will be released into the wild. The birds will probably stay with the flock of other macaws on the grounds of the archaeological park, but are free to fly all over the valley. There is nothing more spectacular than seeing a flock of noisy macaws flying over the ancient Maya structures of Copán, many of them dedicated to K’inich Yax K’uk Mo’, the founder of the Copán royal dynasty, often represented by the scarlet macaw which was a sacred bird to the Maya.
The release starts at 8.30am. Entrance fee to the Archaeological Park Copán: $15.

This event is organized by Macaw Mountain Bird Park, Instituto Hondureño de Antropología e História, World Parrot Trust, Asociación Copán Honduras and the Copan Maya Foundation.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Is it a bat...???




Is it a bat…??? Is it a bird…??? Yes, it’s a Nightjar! Those little birds of the Caprimulgidae family are night creatures that feed on insects. You can often see them fluttering at night in the spotlights over sport fields or urban lampposts, feasting on insects that are attracted to the light. 
The nightjar nestles on the ground, has very short legs of little use for walking and a short but wide bill that allows it to scoop up insects easily. It’s a common bird in Central America, although hard to observe during the day due to its colors that resembles bark or leaves.

The Nightjar is just one of over 800 species of birds in Central America, a spectacular destination for bird watching. Honduras Real Expeditions offers trips to wildlife reserves throughout Central America for the best bird watching. We’ll prepare you a personalized tour according to your preference; just contact us for more information!