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

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

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.

Mangrove Swallow (Tachycineta albilinea)
Mangrove Swallow (Tachycineta albilinea, french: Hirondelle des mangroves). (615k)
Chestnut-headed Oropendola (Psarocolius wagleri)
Oropendola, probably Chestnut-headed Oropendola (Psarocolius wagleri, french: Cassique à tête brune). (964k)
Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes aurifrons)
Female Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes aurifrons, german: Goldstirnspecht, french: Pic à front doré). (563k)
Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Inca Dove (Columbina inca, german: Inkatäubchen, french: Colombe inca). (834k)
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus)
Female Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus, german: Dohlengrackel, french: Quiscale à longue queue). (609k)
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus)
Male Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus, german: Dohlengrackel, french: Quiscale à longue queue). (661k)
Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana)
Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana, french: Piaye écureuil) near the lodge at Pico Bonito. (702k)
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus, german: Schwefeltyrann, french: Tyran quiquivi) near the lodge at Pico Bonito. (597k)
Weaver Or Oropendola Nests
Weaver or Oropendola nests. (1157k)
Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)
Non-breeding Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola, german: Kiebitzregen­pfeifer, french: Pluvier argenté). (546k)
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius, german: Drosselufer­läufer, french: Chevalier grivelé). (632k)
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
Green Heron (Butorides virescens, german: Grünreiher, french: Héron vert). (629k)
Yellow-crowned Night Heron (Nyctanassa violacea)
Yellow-crowned Night Heron (Nyctanassa violacea, german: Krabbenreiher, french: Bihoreau violacé), called Bujaja in Honduras. It is a nocturnal bird. (724k)
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
American Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus, german: Rabengeier, french: Urubu noir). (628k)
Roadside Hawk (Rupornis magnirostris)
Roadside Hawk (Rupornis magnirostris, french: Buse à gros bec). (488k)
Neotropic Cormorant (Nannopterum brasilianum)
A group of Neotropic Cormorants (Nannopterum brasilianum, german: Olivenscharbe, french: Cormoran vigua). (950k)
Neotropic Cormorants Taking Flight
Neotropic Cormorants taking flight. (1066k)
Lots Cormorants Laguna De
There were lots of cormorants in the Laguna de los Micos. (648k)
Cormorants Tree Laguna De
Cormorants in a tree at the Laguna de los Micos, with an occasional pelican. (868k)
Closer View Group Neotropic
Closer view of a group of Neotropic Cormorants. (1040k)
Neotropic Cormorant (Nannopterum brasilianum)
Neotropic Cormorants (Nannopterum brasilianum, german: Olivenscharbe, french: Cormoran vigua), and a Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis, german: Braunpelikan, french: Pélican brun) perched in a tree. (513k)
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)
Three Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis, german: Braunpelikan, french: Pélican brun) in flight. (742k)
Brown Pelican Flight
Brown Pelican in flight. (560k)
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis, german: Braunpelikan, french: Pélican brun) in flight. (547k)
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis, german: Braunpelikan, french: Pélican brun) in a tree. (798k)
Swimming Brown Pelican
Swimming Brown Pelican. (581k)
American Great Egret (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. (509k)
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias, german: Kanadareiher, french: Grand Héron) in flight. (561k)
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta)
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette) landing. (577k)
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor, german: Dreifarbenreiher, french: Aigrette tricolore) landing. (680k)
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias, german: Kanadareiher, french: Grand Héron) in a tree. (718k)
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea, german: Blaureiher, french: Aigrette bleue), bottom, and Snowy Egret (Egretta thula, german: Schmuckreiher, french: Aigrette neigeuse). (920k)
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula, german: Schmuckreiher, french: Aigrette neigeuse). (661k)
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea, german: Blaureiher, french: Aigrette bleue). (957k)
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta)
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette), bottom, and Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias, german: Kanadareiher, french: Grand Héron) in a tree. (863k)
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
Immature Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias, german: Kanadareiher, french: Grand Héron). (695k)
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)
Mature Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor, german: Dreifarbenreiher, french: Aigrette tricolore). (741k)
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)
Closer view of a mature Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor, german: Dreifarbenreiher, french: Aigrette tricolore). (682k)
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta)
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (721k)
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta)
Closer view of a American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (769k)
Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao)
Scarlet Macaws (Ara macao, german: Hellroter Ara, french: Ara rouge). These are the national birds of Honduras. (934k)
Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao)
Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao, german: Hellroter Ara, french: Ara rouge). (641k)
Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao)
Scarlet Macaws (Ara macao, german: Hellroter Ara, french: Ara rouge). (722k)

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