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Birdwatching in Nicaragua - Birdwatching - Nicaragua

Nicaragua boasts an impressive 703 identified species of birds, including: pelicans, quetzals, vultures, trogons, finches, hummingbirds, kingfishers and gulls. Scientists expect the list to grow to over 800 species in the next few years.

As part of the recent development in eco-tourism, bird watching is becoming an increasingly popular past time for tourist in Nicaragua. The country is home to 19 of the 21 endemic bird species found in Central America. These species represent the huge amount of biodiversity and variation in the eco-systems of Nicaragua.

The tropical dry forest is located on the Pacific side of Nicaragua where during the dry season Long Tailed Manakins, White Throated Magpie-Jays, Hoffman’s Woodpeckers, Lesser Ground Cuckoos and Pacific Parakeets can be found.

The rainforest in Nicaragua is situated on the Northeastern and Southeastern sides of the country encompassing the Bosawás Biosphere Reserve and the Indio Maíz Biological Reserve where the Great Green Macaw, Quetzals, Guacamayas, Harpy Eagles (the largest eagle in the Americas) can be seen. T

The Nicaraguan cloud forest is also near the Bosawás region where the Mombacho and Maderas Volcanoes are located; this area is inhabited by Slaty-tailed Trogons, Three-wattled Bellbirds and world famous Resplendent Quetzals.

Many of the bird species in Nicaragua are migratory birds that go north during the spring and summer months, making the best time to bird watch between September and April. There is also a large number of bird species that can be seen year round in Nicaragua, generally in the more forested areas of the country.

Although the country is considered off the beaten track for bird watching, the wide variety of bird species, coupled with the accessibility of many great birding locations, makes Nicaragua an ideal location to see rare and exotic birds.


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