La Tigra National Park and Panacam Lodge
Day 1: Arrival in Tegucigalpa
Our tour begins in the mid-afternoon at Tegucigalpa Airport, followed by a short drive to our hotel in the foothills just outside the city. We will do some late afternoon birding near the entrance to La Tigra National Park. Night at Las Gloriales Inn.
Day 2: Birding La Tigra National Park
La Tigra National Park offers excellent mountain birding virtually on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa. The network of roads and trails will enable us to see many of Central America’s higher-elevation species. These include a fine variety of hummingbirds, such as Wine-throated, Garnet-throated, and possibly Amethyst-throated; Green-breasted Mountain-Gem is also possible. Other species we might encounter include Emerald Toucanet, Mountain Trogon, Spotted, Strong-billed, and possibly Black-banded Woodcreepers, Barred Forest-Falcon, Mountain Elaenia, Bushy-crested and Black-throated Jays, Rufous-browed Wren, Rufous-collared, Black, and Mountain Thrushes, Cinnamon-bellied Flowerpiercer, and Yellow-backed Oriole. We’ll keep a careful eye out for the spectacular Resplendent Quetzal that inhabits the park, but it moves around a bit, depending on which trees are fruiting. Night at Las Gloriales Inn.
Day 3: Birding Our Way to Panacam Lodge
We’ll spend the morning near the entrance to La Tigra National Park, searching in particular for the striking Blue-and-white Mockingbird before driving northwest to Panacam Lodge located 3 hours away. We will have lunch along the way and will do some birding on road. Night at Panacam Lodge.
Day 4: Birding Cerro Azul National Park and Panacam Lodge
We’ll spend a pre-breakfast hour birding the grounds, where the cries of both Barred and Collared Forest-Falcons sometimes greet the dawn. Collared Aracaris and Keel-billed Motmots should be in the trees overhead, along with Blue-crowned Motmots, Masked Tityras, Crimson-collared Tanagers, and possibly Collared Trogon and Northern Barred and Wedge-billed Woodcreepers. The trails just off the grounds offer us good chances for a wide variety of other species such as Royal Flycatcher and possibly Black-faced Antthrush and Scaled Antpitta.
We’ll eat breakfast in the field just below Panacam Lodge and take a short hike in search of Green-backed Sparrow and Prevost’s Ground-Sparrow, along with many other forest and secondary forest species. Sungrebe can often be found at a nearby reservoir. After breakfast we’ll visit several sites at Lago de Yojoa. In the marshes we should see an array of waterbirds—Fulvous Whistling-Ducks, Limpkins, and Northern Jacanas are common, and both Ruddy and Gray-breasted Crakes call frequently from the reeds. The boardwalk at the Los Naranjos archaeological site offers excellent birding, and we might see both Plumbeous and northbound Mississippi Kites, Laughing Falcon, Gartered Trogon, Green-breasted Mango, Streak-headed Woodcreeper, Rufous-breasted Spinetail, White-throated Flycatcher, Yellow-bellied Elaenia, Gray-crowned Yellowthroat, and a wide range of wintering North American migrants. Late in the day we’ll return to Panacam Lodge.
Day 5: Birding Lake Yajoa and Transfer to Pico Bonito
Depending on our priorities, we may choose to spend another morning at Panacam investigating the trail system or the new tower. After our morning’s birding we’ll depart for Pico bonito Lodge with lunch en route.
Honduras is one of the least explored countries by birders in Central America but it offers amazing potential. Before our tour at The Lodge at Pico Bonito, we offer you a chance to join us in the Honduran Highlands to get a glimpse of some of the incredible species that call this area home. This area will give you the opportunity to find a plethora of species that we are unlikely to see during our time at Pico Bonito such as Resplendent Quetzal, Emerald Toucanet, Azure-crowned Hummingbird, and Blue-and-white Mockingbird among many others!
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