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Green-and-rufous Kingfisher in Nicaragua: Photo by Oscar Bermúdez Collado

Welcome to our guide to the birds of Nicaragua! Nestled in Central America, Nicaragua offers a wide range of habitats, from lush rainforests and volcanic landscapes to serene lakes and coastal mangroves. These diverse environments provide homes for a variety of bird species, making Nicaragua a prime location for birdwatching. In this section, you’ll explore our curated guides that highlight the avian wonders of Nicaragua. From the vibrant colors of the Turquoise-browed Motmot, Nicaragua’s national bird, in the forests to the graceful flight of the frigatebirds along the Pacific coast, Nicaragua’s birdlife offers a captivating glimpse into the country’s natural beauty. Whether you’re birdwatching in the wetlands of Indio Maíz Biological Reserve or exploring the shores of Lake Nicaragua, we invite you to delve into our guides and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Nicaraguan birds.