Going Bats in Honduras!
Honduras is a hidden gem in Central America, far less well-known that its neighbors. It is a world-class birding destination, and we will have opportunities to see a great range of birds. But the emphasis of this trip is on BATS!!
We start our trip at The Lodge at Pico Bonito. This award-winning eco-lodge will be our base for explorations around north-central Honduras. Expert guides will take us out around the lodge both by day and at night, where we will see numerous amazing birds like the Lovely Cotinga up close and personal, and we hope to encounter a good range of medium to large mammals. We will also be able to catch rodents to expand the lodge’s list of these small mammals, and we will set a UV light to attract moths. We have day trips to Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge where we hope to see West Indian Manatee, and to Rio Santiago Reserve for its huge variety of hummingbirds.
At Pico Bonito we will be able to settle in for a 6-night stay, and have time to set nets at a variety of habitats at the lodge. we will also net bats at Rio Santiago, where we should also see various tent-making bats by day, and expect a very good diversity of bats at night.
From Pico Bonito we have a short transfer to Roatan, largest of the Bay Islands. We stay at the lovely and very comfortable Paya Bay Resort on the East End of Roatan. Here we have three nights to catch bats and help to develop a species list for this poorly known group of animals. By day we enjoy snorkeling by boat and on land, and one day explore mangroves by boat. This is a great way to finish our bat and wildlife adventure.
PRE-TRIP to GUANAJA
We also have a pre-trip from March 6-9 to the remote Bay Island of Guanaja. Here we will be initiating bat study at night, and exploring the wonderful habitats, on and offshore, by day. A waterfall hike and snorkeling trip is included. We will feel part of the family at Roland’s Guesthouse and other nearby rooms. Cost for pre-trip $950.00 single or double occupancy. Space on this pre-trip is limited to 5 people. (4 have already booked! One space available!)
Please join me on this batty trip to Honduras!
Date main trip: March 9-18 San Pedro Sula
Group Size: 8-10 passengers
5 have already signed up!
Cost: $4,250.00 US per person double occupancy