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Tropical Birding & Wildlife at Pico Bonito Lodge

Feb 19-26, 2020

8 days | Honduras | alumni UBC Travel Club

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Study Leader Catherine Jardine recently hosted a webinar about fascinating bird migration between Canada and Neotropical locations, and her work with the Motus Wildlife Tracking Network in B.C. Click here to watch (26 min.)

A land of mountains and forests, beaches and coral reefs, mangroves and wilderness, Honduras is a dream destination for nature lovers. If you’re just getting into birding–having perhaps enjoyed birds in your own backyard–or you simply love to see interesting and beautiful birds, this destination should be on your list. Over 700 bird species have been recorded here! This tour for alumni UBC travellers will be a wonderful opportunity to combine your budding interest with a fantastic winter getaway!

We’ll be staying for the entire time at the luxurious Lodge at Pico Bonito. Situated inside Pico Bonito National Park and a short distance from the country’s Caribbean Coast, our accommodations are set in 400 acres of tropical wilderness and allow for easygoing discovery as well as serving as a fantastic base for nearby explorations. The Lodge itself has three multi-story canopy observation towers for maximum viewing and photography opportunities and an extensive privately-maintained trail system.
 
"This was my first time to Central America and this was the perfect initiation. I experienced the varieties of habitat, wildlife and snorkeling." - 2019 Pico Bonito traveller

A remarkable variety of wildlife is found here in this laid-back region where we’ll visit a number of national parks, wildlife refuges and biological reserves, affording us a chance to appreciate the work that Hondurans have made to protect their natural spaces and to gain insights into their bird life and more. Both beginner and more experienced bird watchers will enjoy this learning experience.

 
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Tour Cost (per person):
US$3195
Group Size:
10 - 14 participants
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What’s included: Airport transfers, if travelling as per the group flight itinerary; accommodations based on double occupancy in hotels listed or similar; meals as specified in itinerary; all activities as described in the detailed itinerary; ground transportation and park entrance fees; services of local English-speaking guides; bottled water on bus; gratuities for group services.

"Cannot recommend [the lodge] highly enough."

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Arrive at the San Pedro Sula airport, drive to the Lodge at Pico Bonito
2The Lodge at Pico Bonito - Lovely Cotingas
3Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge
4Río Aguán Valley and the endemic Honduran Emerald (or, optional snorkelling)
5La Ceiba and Río Cangrejal, or Cuero y Salado Wildlife Reserve
6Lancetilla Botanical Gardens
7Day at leisure!
8Departure day
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Your Tour Leader

Catherine Jardine is a data analyst with Bird Studies Canada, based at the organization’s National Data Centre in Delta, B.C. She has conducted field projects in remote locations around the world and is the Bander-in-Charge at the Iona Island Bird Observatory.

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alumni UBC Travel Club Quest Nature Tours Alumni Expeditions Birding
Tour Cost (per person):
US$3195
Group Size:
10 - 14 participants
Reserve my spot now!

What’s included: Airport transfers, if travelling as per the group flight itinerary; accommodations based on double occupancy in hotels listed or similar; meals as specified in itinerary; all activities as described in the detailed itinerary; ground transportation and park entrance fees; services of local English-speaking guides; bottled water on bus; gratuities for group services.

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