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Honduras is the home of more than 700 species of birds, making it an excellent birdwatching destination for both seasoned bird watchers and those new to the activity.

These bird watching hotspots are guaranteed to deliver more than a few glimpses of some of the many, many species of birds that call Honduras home, or that use it as a migration destination. Cloud forests, coastal areas, pine savannahs, mountain ranges, and more offer unique habitats that attract a wide variety of species, both common and rare.

Its northern border coastline of Honduras boundaries the Caribbean Sea, and the Pacific Sea lies to the south throughout the Gulf of Fonseca. Honduras consists mainly of mountains, with narrow flatlands over the coasts. A substantial pristine lowland jungle, La Mosquitia is based on the northeast and the densely inhabited lowland Sula valley within the northwest. In La, Mosquitia has placed the UNESCO world-heritage site Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve, with the Coco River which separates Honduras from Nicaragua.

The Islas de la Bahía and the Swan Islands are away from the northern shore. Misteriosa Bank and Rosario Bank, one hundred thirty to 130 to 150 km (81 to 93 miles) north of the Swan Islands, fall within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Honduras.


Honduras is recognized as a biodiversity hotspot due to the many plant and animal species found there. Like other countries in the area, it has large biological sources. Honduras hosts more than 6,000 species of vascular plants, of which 630 (described so far) are orchid flowers; around 250 reptiles and amphibians, more than 700 bird species, and 110 mammalian species, of which half are bats.

Honduras has rainforests, cloud forests (which can go up to just about 3, 000 meters or 9,800 feet above sea level), mangroves, savannas and mountain ranges with pine and oak trees, and the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System. Within the Bay Islands, you will find bottlenose dolphins, manta rays, parrot fish, schools of blue tang and whale shark.


The weather differs from tropical within the lowlands to temperate in the mountain tops. The central and southern areas are relatively warmer and less humid compared to to the northern coastline.