WATCHING THE BIRDS IN THE NICARAGUA RAINFOREST
The gorgeous rainforest of Nicaragua the Indio Maíz Biological Reserve, bordering the San Juan River, is the second largest protected lowland rainforest in the country and a celebrated gem of Central America. It is home to over seven hundred and fifty different species of birds and boasts some of the most exciting and unique bird watching available in the Western Hemisphere.
With such great birding right in our backyard, we at Rama Garden Fishing Lodge are proud to offer one of the best birdwatching tours in Nicaragua in this spectacular environment.
Rama Garden’s expert guides will take you through over two thousand miles of virgin forest, the jungle, nicknamed “The Amazon of Central America,” with towering ceiba, matapalo, and mahogany trees that provide homes to an incredible biodiversity of species. Watch colorful, loud flocks of great green and scarlet macaws fly overhead, or stare at the terrifying beauty of king vultures as they circle their next meal.
Muscovy ducks, graceful blue herons, and brown pelicans can all be found in the sparkling waters of the tributaries leading out to the Caribbean coast.
Get the thrill of a lifetime when you spot birds like the endangered green and rufous kingfishers in their carefully protected natural environment, along with blue-chested hummingbirds, Black-throated trogons, and Violet-crowned woodnymphs.
As you explore this pristine national wildlife refuge, the delicacy, beauty, and strangeness of Nicaragua’s birds will leave you in awe. (Full list of the birds of the Rainforest)
We hire our guides not only for their vast knowledge of exotic and migratory birds of Nicaragua but also for their keen natural instincts and love for the Indio Maíz rainforest. Each field guide has years of experience in locating key observation points and knows the best view from which to admire the birds. They are also well-trained in the proper use of viewing equipment and can help even the most struggling novice.
Many of these exotic species can only be viewed as they nest in the top of the tree crowns, and a full-grown ceiba tree, the giant of the rainforest, can grow to be up to two hundred feet tall. Binoculars, a telescope with a tripod, and a bird scouting scope are all recommended for the best viewing of these wild birds.
Take full advantage of your individually crafted birding adventure by being prepared for whatever opportunities may present themselves.
Absolute respect for the bounty of Nicaragua nature that sustains and entertains us is paramount at Rama Garden Lodge. There is no hunting or catching of birds in the Indio Maíz, and we insist on leaving as small of a footprint in the forest as possible. There are no roads in the rainforest, and we do not allow cars.
For those interested in birding, this is truly an adventure of a lifetime. Contact us today to get more information about what time of year certain species are available to spot and when to plan your best trip.
There is more about Birding Nicaragua with the Rama Garden Ecolodge HERE
We look forward to seeing you!