Birding at the Lodge at Pico Bonito is like the holy grail for birdwatchers. The lodge not only has magnificent facilities to pamper its guests. It also offers World Class trails and birding towers. To top it off, they also have a great team of birding guides that are knowledgeable, friendly and know were to find the local birds. According to ebird, the online resource for avid birders, the Lodge at Pico Bonito is one of the hot spots for birding in Central America. It’s easy to understand why. The Lodge is within the limits of Pico Bonito National Park. This is the second largest National Park in Honduras. It is also the largest of 8 protected areas in Atlantida!
The hotel offers a total of 22 rooms, that are spread out in a large area in the middle of the jungle. Well-manicured gardens with many local plants that attract the local birds are throughout the gardens. This means that you can simply sit in the outdoor lounge with your binoculars and see many birds. However, we all know that many bird species spend their time high in the forest canopy. To spot these birds, you need to get up to forest canopy, which is not an easy task. The Lodge at Pico Bonito has several observations tower that will take you up to the canopy. From here, bird watching at the Lodge at Pico Bonito takes on a completely new level. Surrounded by thick tropical rain forest vegetation, you will find yourself in a vantage point to enjoy World Class birding!
Best of all, the local nature guides will assist you in expanding your personal birding checklist. There are simply hundreds of birds out there, and surely, you will find several you have not yet seen and were on your wish list of birds to see. One of the iconic birds to add to your list while birding at the Lodge at Pico Bonito is the lovely cotinga. This incredibly blue bird is a local resident at the Lodge. Several different toucans can be found here, as well as several tiny, colorful hummingbirds.
There are great birding alternatives in Atlantida. However, birding at the Lodge at Pico Bonito will surely be your most memorable bird watching experience in the area. Comfortable luxury rooms, gourmet dining, well designed and kept trails, and great birding towers come together to provide the prefect setting. If you are into bird watching, The Lodge at Pico Bonito is an absolute must for you! Happy birding!