Nothing like a walk in paradise when you are feeling down. This lockdown is for the birds. But then again, they (the birds) are not part of the lockdown and are all over the place. My secluded piece of paradise offers an outstanding spot for birdwatching.
The Scarlet Macaw is the national bird of Honduras. Unfortunately, it has been seriously threatened due to illegal poaching and bird trafficking. As an effort to protect the national bird, Honduras celebrates scarlet macaw day on June 28. Perhaps there is no better place in the World to enjoy the scarlet macaw in freedom than at the Mayan Ruins of Copan
As restrictions lift, experts predict that most travel will be done within national borders, and so if you live in Honduras, you will need to find the perfect spot to get away and relax. Therefore, I am putting together the following tips for post Covid19 Vacations in Honduras.
Yesterday, as I drove into town early in the morning, I could not help noticing a strange looking cloud that clung to the mountains. For an instant, I thought it might be a forest fire. But the smoke was very white, and it came from a very green area high in the mountain. Sometimes, local […]
Last year, Nivel Marvin visited Honduras by invitation of Honduras’ President Juan Orlando Hernandez. His mission was to create Nigel Marven’s new Wild Honduras documentary film! The trip was coordinated by one of the leading nature and birding tour operators in Honduras: Beaks and Peaks. The documentary is now out and can be seen by all!
The upcoming March 2nd and 3rd will see the first Honduras Caribbean Birding Festival! The event is the second of its kind in the area of La Ceiba. Birdwatching activities will include birding in the area close to the Lodge at Pico Bonito. This is one of several other bird festivals and counts scheduled in Honduras for 2019.
The Refugio de Vida Silvestre Colibri Esmeralda Hondureño is in the Aguan Valley. The closest city and accommodations are in the city of Olanchito, in the department of Yoro. You can reach this city from la Ceiba, by taking the CA13 highway east towards Trujillo.
Olanchito is quite close to home. I live on the old dirt road between La Ceiba and Olanchito. On this road I am only 50 km from Olanchito. However, the road, that locals call “La Culebra” is no longer open. This dirt road was the connection between the two largest production centers of the Standard […]
Honduras has the best-preserved mangrove forests in the Pacific coast of Central America. These are all within the Gulf of Fonseca that Honduras shares with Nicaragua and El Salvador. Our tour started from Playa El Venado, a small community in the municipality of Marcovia, within the department of Choluteca.
Our destination was a beach community with the name of Playa el Venado. This is a small community of about 37 families that are fully committed to conservation of the “Tortuga Golfina” a turtle that comes to the beaches within the Gulf of Fonseca to lay their eggs.