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
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 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!