I had hoped to see a lot of jungle, unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate, and the itinerary didn't work out as planned. There are very interesting nature reserves, some of them are so reserved that no people are allowed in them.

Nature pictures of Honduras and other bird pages are linked:

Nature in Honduras
Nature Page for Honduras
Bird Pages
Bird Pages

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Birds in Honduras

There are lots of bird species in Honduras. Unfortunately I saw only a small number during my trip, mostly because the weather prevented me from going on nature excursions. The exception was the excursion to the Laguna de los Micos, where I saw lots of birds.

Tachycineta albilinea
Mangrove Swallow (Tachycineta albilinea, french: Hirondelle des mangroves). (607k)
Psarocolius wagleri
Oropendola, probably Chestnut-headed Oropendola (Psarocolius wagleri, french: Cassique à tête brune). (936k)
Melanerpes aurifrons
Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes aurifrons, german: Goldstirnspecht, french: Pic à front doré). (553k)
Columbina inca
Inca Dove (Columbina inca, german: Inkatäubchen, french: Colombe inca). (829k)
Quiscalus mexicanus
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus, german: Dohlengrackel, french: Quiscale à longue queue). (598k)
Quiscalus mexicanus
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus, german: Dohlengrackel, french: Quiscale à longue queue). (644k)
Piaya cayana
Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana, french: Piaye écureuil) near the lodge at Pico Bonito. (674k)
Pitangus sulphuratus
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus, german: Schwefeltyrann, french: Tyran quiquivi) near the lodge at Pico Bonito. (588k)
Weaver Or Oropendola Nests
Weaver or Oropendola nests. (1083k)
Pluvialis squatarola
Non-breeding Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola, german: Kiebitzregenpfeifer, french: Pluvier argenté). (538k)
Actitis macularius
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius, german: Drosseluferläufer, french: Chevalier grivelé). (626k)
Butorides virescens
Green Heron (Butorides virescens, german: Grünreiher, french: Héron vert). (609k)
Nyctanassa violacea
Yellow-crowned Night Heron (Nyctanassa violacea, german: Krabbenreiher, french: Bihoreau violacé), called Bujaja in Honduras. It is a nocturnal bird. (715k)
Coragyps atratus
American Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus, german: Rabengeier, french: Urubu noir). (619k)
Rupornis magnirostris
Roadside Hawk (Rupornis magnirostris, french: Buse à gros bec). (478k)
Phalacrocorax brasilianus
A group of Neotropic Cormorants (Phalacrocorax brasilianus, german: Olivenscharbe, french: Cormoran vigua). (924k)
Neotropic Cormorants Taking Flight
Neotropic Cormorants taking flight. (1022k)
Lots Cormorants Laguna De
There were lots of cormorants in the Laguna de los Micos. (629k)
Cormorants Tree Laguna De
Cormorants in a tree at the Laguna de los Micos, with an occasional pelican. (829k)
Closer View Group Neotropic
Closer view of a group of Neotropic Cormorants. (976k)
Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Neotropic Cormorants (Phalacrocorax brasilianus, german: Olivenscharbe, french: Cormoran vigua), and a Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis, german: Braunpelikan, french: Pélican brun) perched in a tree. (489k)
Pelecanus occidentalis
Three Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis, german: Braunpelikan, french: Pélican brun) in flight. (719k)
Brown Pelican Flight
Brown Pelican in flight. (548k)
Brown Pelican Flight
Brown Pelican in flight. (522k)
Brown Pelican Tree
Brown Pelican in a tree. (759k)
Swimming Brown Pelican
Swimming Brown Pelican. (572k)
Ardea alba egretta
Two American Great Egrets (Ardea alba egretta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette), and one Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias, german: Kanadareiher, french: Grand Héron) in flight. (491k)
Ardea herodias
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias, german: Kanadareiher, french: Grand Héron) in flight. (553k)
Ardea alba egretta
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette) landing. (566k)
Egretta tricolor
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor, german: Dreifarbenreiher, french: Aigrette tricolore) landing. (655k)
Ardea herodias
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias, german: Kanadareiher, french: Grand Héron) in a tree. (669k)
Egretta caerulea
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea, german: Blaureiher, french: Aigrette bleue), and Snowy Egret (Egretta thula, german: Schmuckreiher, french: Aigrette neigeuse). (859k)
Egretta thula
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula, german: Schmuckreiher, french: Aigrette neigeuse). (653k)
Egretta caerulea
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea, german: Blaureiher, french: Aigrette bleue). (925k)
Ardea alba egretta
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette) and Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias, german: Kanadareiher, french: Grand Héron) in a tree. (808k)
Egretta tricolor
Immature Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor, german: Dreifarbenreiher, french: Aigrette tricolore). (658k)
Egretta tricolor
Mature Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor, german: Dreifarbenreiher, french: Aigrette tricolore). (703k)
Egretta tricolor
Closer view of a mature Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor, german: Dreifarbenreiher, french: Aigrette tricolore). (652k)
Ardea alba egretta
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (687k)
Ardea alba egretta
Closer view of a American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (724k)
Ara macao
Scarlet Macaws (Ara macao, german: Hellroter Ara, french: Ara rouge). These are the national birds of Honduras. (894k)
Ara macao
Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao, german: Hellroter Ara, french: Ara rouge). (621k)
Ara macao
Scarlet Macaws (Ara macao, german: Hellroter Ara, french: Ara rouge). (694k)

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