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.
It turns out they have a total of 4 rooms with two queen beds, private bathroom, TV and air conditioning. In addition, they have a dorm facility without air conditioning, but with fans. The lodge goes by the name of Cabañas Mar del Pacifico. The shared bathroom facilities at the dorm could use some upgrading, but they have both toilets and showers.
We all dream of visiting a rainforest, yet few are willing to rough it out. There are many reasons for this. Some dislike the idea of getting soaking wet in the rain forest. After all, that is why they call it the rain forest, because it often rains! Others have a phobia of running into snakes.
Although Honduras has always been a great destination for birdwatching, it is still a relatively new activity. Honduras boasts magnificent nature and a unique geographical location. Because it is the heart of Central America, you can see more species of birds in Honduras than any other country in the region. Perhaps the one person that […]