The Macaw Mountain Bird Park is a bird park and sanctuary close to Copán Ruinas in the north of Honduras. The bird park gives a habitat to rescued birds and birds in danger of extinction and is also a eco-friendly coffee plantation. You can get to know the over 300 different colourful species in the park, all natives of Central America. The park is a mix between tourist attraction and sanctuary, so with your entrance fee you help to maintain the park and the rescue center.
The park offers a nice round trip through tropical flowers, fresh coffee plants, visit the walk-in bird cages and stroll along the river. How about a quick swim in the river on a hot and sunny day? The best about the park are the huge bird cages, in which you can just walk in. This lets you to get very close to the birds and you can even interact with them. You will find Toucans flying and tweeting around you. Aras are sitting on the trees. You can even ask the guide to place on on your arm. Along the route you will find information about the different birds and the work of the rescue center.
You can see birds of every imaginable colour and size, some of them are not even kept in cages but fly around freely. Rainbow-plumed Aras will sit on their branches and you will just walk across them in the middle of the forest. As the park also includes a rescue center, you will also encounter birds with special diets or disorders such as feather picking. Caretakers take special care of these birds, looking after their eating habits and keeping them safe.
This special program of the park also involves the rehabilitation of the birds and letting them free into the protected but wild areas. For example, the park has a cooperation with the archaeological site at Copán. Scarlet Macaws are the national bird of Honduras and sought after by collectors. The Macaw park has a special area for these birds, where they grow up in a protected area. Once grown up, they are released into freedom at the archaeological site of Copán. Over there you can find the scarlet Macaws flying around the ruins in a wild and free, but protected area.
You can take a mototaxi (20 Lempiras) or walk a short 30 to 40 minute walk.