Pico Bonito

The Lodge at Pico Bonito’s 400 acre property together with Pico Bonito National Park and Cuero y Salado Manatee Refuge encompass eight distinct ecosystems, each with their own resident and migrant avian species.

Three multi-story canopy observation towers offer maximum viewing and photography opportunities.

Bilingual birding guides offer personal tours along a privately maintained trail system.

With more still being sighted, could you be the guest to add the next bird to the list?

423 and counting! That is the number of birds documented within 20 minutes of The Lodge at Pico Bonito.

A pocket sized booklet is available for purchase in our gift shop.

With the help of our guests, we believe the list can grow to 500 species and beyond.

Most recently, the Elegant Euphonia was seen for the first time on Honduras’ North Coast by guests and staff at The Lodge

Revered by the ancient Mayans and Aztecs, the feathers of the Lovely Cotinga were given as gifts to their leaders.

You can travel to Central America for years looking for the Lovely Cotinga and never see a single one of these exquisite, electric-blue birds … or you can come to The Lodge at Pico Bonito and quite possibly see several before breakfast.

The Lovely Cotinga is incredible to behold and looks like a shining blue light bulb in the tree-tops.

Throughout its range, the bird is seen rarely and almost never in numbers. Here at The Lodge, at all times of the year the Lovely Cotinga can be common. During the winter months beginning in December, sightings can be made of multiple males frequently with a shy female nearby.

Special Birds