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Copan Birding

Honduras currently has over 700 species recorded within its territory, including one endemic, the Honduran Emerald. There are substantial forested regions in and out of protected areas that comprise an array of habitats, including lowland, mid-elevation and cloud forests, thorn-scrub forest, wetland ecosystems and a variety of other micro habitats.


The Copan region is a year-round birding paradise, with over 330 species identified, from 51 families. A simple two hour walk from downtown to the Copan River and back typically rewards the seasoned birder with 40 or 50 species. There are several highly respected birding guides in town, whom we are pleased to recommend to our visitors.



As word gets out about the quality of the birding in our valley, more and more visitors are planning 3 to 5 day birding trips that include our park, birding in the valley, as well as trips to the diverse environments of the surrounding mountains. Nearby birding hotspots include Hacienda San Lucas, Finca El Cisne, Malcote Nature Reserve, and Finca Miramundo.

                     for details on organizing your Copan birding adventure.


                    for a comprehensive list of birds found in the Copan region, generously provided by Robert Gallardo, a naturalist based in Copan.

for a complete

Copan birding checklist.

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