WATCHING THE BIRDS OF NICARAGUA
BIRDING TOUR 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. (A full list of the birds in the reserve can be found here )
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. But it is important to come well-equipped.
Many of these exotic species can only be viewed as they nest in the top of the tree crowns, and a full-grown cieba 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. We look forward to seeing you!
DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF BIRDS IN THE NICARAGUA INDIO MAIZ RESERVE
Enjoy discovering the Magic of Exotic, Migratory and Tropical Species of Wild Birds in the Nicaragua Rainforest
Bird watching the birds in Nicaragua inside the Indio Maíz Biological Reserve, Río San Juan and tributaries due to the environmental characteristics and its extraordinarily rich biodiversity is amazing.
The amount of tropical birds that one can discover deep within the Indio Maíz Biological Reserve is spectacular.
More than 750 species of local birds have been cataloged. Among them, we find eagles, hummingbirds, toucans, parakeets, turkeys, macaw, guardabarrancos, green and red lapas, quetzals, trogones, falcons, cenzontles, woodpeckers, chocoyos, cormorants, grey seagulls, sparrow, mochuelos, oropéndulas, pelicans, campaneros, etc.
In order to truly enjoy bird watching, we dispose of a guide who specializes in exotic and migratory birds and who knows all the key point to locate and better appreciate them. It is worth noting that it is necessary to bring the right equipment like binoculars or telescopes with a tripod because most of these beautiful birds are spotted on tree crowns.