Nicaragua Bird Watching
Birding in Nicaragua
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.
Nicaragua Pacific Birdwatching
Birding Pacific Nicaragua
Pacific Birding Nicaragua is an excellent birding trip for those bird watchers that don’t want to travel great distances to experience a great diversity of Nicaragua bird life. This one week birding tour is enjoyed from a private nature reserve’s cabins, as well as colonial hotels in Granada and León. Tours Nicaragua offers two levels of birding experience. One is self-guided, using limited local guides at the reserves (some trained in birding, others very generalized) or with the assistance of one of our expert bird guides daily.
Birding Nicaragua’s Indio Maíz Rainforest
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.
Birds of Nicaragua
Nicaragua Bird watching in three ecosystems
Bird watching has become a big industry in many countries. The benefit of this industry is conservation of course, and also talented specialized guides. Nicaragua is home to more than 700 species of birds, but a tourism birding industry is just learning to crawl. This creates a much different travel experience for the bird enthusiast. One might call it old school birding. The bird watcher in Nicaragua is not living a recycled experience, but out in the field, breaking new ground. This makes birding in Nicaragua one of the last frontiers in the Americas, a place to see spectacular species in a very low key atmosphere.