Birdwatching in Nicaragua is very rewarding for those birding. Birding Nicaragua features the Pacific slope tropical dry forest nature reserves of Montibelli and El Chocoyero, the northern cloud forest nature reserves of El Jaguar and Selva Negra, as well as the water birds and raptors of Lake Apanás. All nature reserves afford easy access to numerous species unique to the region. Nicaragua is at the crossroads of bird species in the Americas with more species of birds found only in Central America than any other country.
For those wishing to see the birds of Nicaragua, our Pacific Birding Nicaragua tour is excellent program for those bird watchers that don’t want to travel great distances to experience a great diversity seeing birds of Nicaragua. This one week birding holiday is enjoyed from a private nature reserve’s cabins, as well as colonial hotels in Granada and León. Tours Nicaragua offers this tour with two service levels of birding watching experience. One is using local onsite guides. The other is operated with the assistance of one of our expert bird guides daily. Both are uniquely designed to highlight the birds of Nicaragua.
At the finish of the San Juan River as it dumps into the Caribbean Sea is one of the rainiest and remote areas of Central America. Here bird life is very rich and much of the bird watching is done from boat. Species include the Great green macaw, King Vulture, Slaty-tailed Trogon and Green honeycreeper.
Led by an experienced naturalist guide, this two week tour covers distinct ecosystems all idea for birding in Nicaragua. This comprehensive private birding tour of Nicaragua visits the wetlands of the Padre Ramos and Juan Venado Wildlife Refuges, the cloud forest reserves of El Jaguar, Datanlí, Cerro Arenal and Selva Negra and bird watching the tropical dry forest habitats of Montibelli Private Nature Reserve and El Chocoyero. This is relaxed birding in the very heart of the Central American isthmus.