Honduras 2021: La Tigra NP, Lake Yojoa, Panacam, North Coast & Pico Bonito NP

Blue-Throated Motmot in Honduras Highlands Photo: Alexander Alverado
March 12 - 20, 2021
Tour Length: 9 days Est. Spaces Left: Available

Join us one this special trip to the prime birding spots in Honduras. We’ll cover high mountain cloud forests, desert, lakes, tropical rainforest, & the Caribbean coast. Honduras is home to a number of endemics and near endemics that are often easier to find here than in other locations.

Photo:  Blue-throated Motmot by Alex Alvarado

TOUR OVERVIEW

Extensions:
No Tour Extensions Listed.
Future Departures:
March 11, 2022
Tour Leaders:
Max # Birders:
12 + 2 leaders
Focus:
Birds; Photography; Native culture;
Pace:
Easy to Moderate ; Moderate with some longer walks in the mountains.
Double Accommodation:
$ 3250
[per person]
Single Supplement:
+ $ 620
Deposit:
$500 [per person]

MORE TRIP INFORMATION

  • Meeting Location

    Tegucigalpa Airport

    Accomodations

    Comfortable 2 or 3 star with en suite bathrooms

    Included

    Eight nights lodging, guide fees, and park entrances as per above itinerary.
    Bi-lingual birding guide throughout.
    All ground transportation from arrival at TGU to departure at SAP.
    All meals and soft drinks from lunch on arrival day to breakfast on departure
    day.
    One HIGH LONESOME tour leader (Stephan Lorenz) and local leader

    Excluded

    Alcoholic beverages
    Laundry
    Phone calls
    Any other personal expenses

  • Top Birds

    Ocellated Turkey, Honduran Emerald, Resplendent Quetzal, Lovely Cotinga, Aplomado, Bat & Laughing Falcons, Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle, Black-throated Shrike-Tanager, Pale-billed Woodpecker,  Montezuma Oropendola, Northern Royal Flycatcher, Great Curassow, Slate-colored Solitaire, Black-headed Siskin, Rusty Sparrow, Azure-hooded, Bushy-crested & Unicolored Jays, Highland Guan, Green-throated Mountaingem, Elegant, Slaty-tailed, Gartered & Collared Trogons, Keel-billed, Turquoise-browed, Blue-throated, Lesson’s & Tody Motmots, Keel-billed Toucan, Chestnut-colored Woodpecker, Red-capped & White-collared Manakins, White Hawk, King Vulture, Guatemalan Pygmy, Black-and-white, Mottled, Middle American Screech & Stygian Owls, American Pygmy Kingfisher, Sungrebe, Boat-billed & Agami Herons, Jabiru,Yellow-headed Amazons, Rufous-breasted Spinetail, Montane Solitary Eagle, Grace’s, Rufous-capped, Blue-winged, Golden-winged, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Black-throated Green, Kentucky, Hooded & Worm-eating Warblers, Flame-colored Tanager,  Rose-throated Tanager, Gray-throated Chat, Azure-crowned, Stripe-tailed & Scaly-breasted Hummingbirds, Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush, Band-tailed Barbthroat, White-necked Jacobin, Brown Violetear, Crowned Woodnymph, Purple-crowned Fairy, Tawny-faced Quail, Great & Slaty-breasted Tinamous, Great Potoo, Lesser Roadrunner, Lesser Ground Cuckoo, White-throated Magpie-Jay, Long-billed Hermit, Wedge-tailed & Violet Sabrewing and many others

    Top Mammals

    Puma, Jaguar, Jaguarundi, Margay, Ocelot, Baird’s Tapir, Guatemalan Howler Monkey, Geoffroy’s Spider Monkey, White-nosed Coati, Central American Agouti, Red Brocket Deer, Grey Fox, Gray Four-eyed Opossum, Aboreal Opossum

    Habitats Covered

    Cloud forest; tropical forest; interior lake habitat; desert scrub; coastal mangrove forest

    Expected Climate

    Hot & humid; a bit cooler at higher elevation in El Tigra.

  • Other Attractions

    Mountain & coastal scenery.

    Suggested Clothing & Gear
    • Valid, current passport (w/ 4 blank pages)
    • Visa (if required)
    • Credit cards / cash
    • Binoculars
    • Scope and tripod (optional)
    • Sunglasses and sunscreen
    • Water bottle
    • Small umbrella
    • Small day pack / fanny pack
    • Small flashlight
    • Mosquito/insect repellant (DEET 25% or greater)
    • Itch relief cream
    • Lip screen/balm
    • Prescription drugs - carry in original packaging to avoid customs problems
    • OTC medicines (antibiotics, cold/sinus, cough drops, eye drops, analgesic (Motrin, aspirin), anti-diarrheal)
    • Toiletries
    • Small alarm clock
    • Cleaning fluids/cloths/drying cloths
    • Field guides
    • Hiking Boots/Shoes
    • Lightweight shoes/sneakers/sandals
    • Light-weight long pants
    • Light-weight long-sleeved shirts
    • Hat with brim/visor
    • Safari (e.g., Tilly) hat
    • Rain jacket/wind breaker
    • Shorts
    • T-shirts
    • Swimsuit
    • Medium-weight jacket
    • PJs or shorts for lounging/sleeping
    Recommended Reading
    • A Guide to The Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America

      Steve N.G. Howell & Sophie Webb (1995)
      Oxford University Press

     


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