Best time to travel to Honduras

Birdwatching

Excellent bird watching in the quiet locale of Lake Yojoa

Birdwatching in Honduras 2020 - Best Time
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Yamil Gonzales

Lago de Yojoa, Honduras’s largest natural lake is a traveller's paradise which is well worth a visit for bird-watching. Its extensive marshes and forests around the lake can boast the largest variety of bird species in Honduras. 373 species of birds are residents of the Lago de Yojoa and its vicinity. It's a real paradise for birders! Here you can see endemic species such as the snail kite, easily spot herons and hawks, three species of toucans, orioles, woodpeckers, and a seemingly infinite number of resident and migratory waterfowl. This hot spot of bird watching should not be missed!

Snail Kite 2020
Snail Kite
Spot-breasted Oriole 2020
Spot-breasted Oriole

Apart from lake Yojoa you can visit Aguan Valley for some forest birds, like a green-backed sparrow or a white-lored gnatcatcher. La Tigra Mountain or Cuero y Salado Wild Life Refuge are also protected areas, perfect for birding.

Generally speaking, the best time for birdwatching in Honduras is November to April because all migratory species are here.