We all travel, either based on our interests or to visit relatives and friends accepting their invitations. Some professional travelers go on a specific expedition such as wildlife watching or avian tours to watch birds. The professional travelers work for travel magazines or television channels. Rarely, even professional travel bloggers become wildlife watchers or bird watchers. They are well equipped with high-end cameras. The professional wildlife and avian travelers don’t stay in luxury hotels in cities and towns that are not nearby their scene of action. They would like to lodge up in places where their targets roam freely. There are specially built bird watching lodges by various companies such as National Geographic that are located in vantage places to spot birds and wild animals.
Veteran avian videographers like to stay in bird watching lodges that are built either inside a rainforest or on the fringes of a cloud-forest or right on the overwater huts on a lake or a river that is surrounded by dense mangroves to spot a rare hummingbird building its nest or blue-necked tanager waiting patiently for its prey.
These bird watching lodges are always in demand and wildlife photographers are advised to book their accommodation well in advance.
In this blog post, we will cover some of the ideal bird watching lodges in the world.
Bird Watching Lodges: Copal Tree Lodge Punta Gorda, Belize
As you can see from the image, this bird watching lodge in Belize is overlooking a reserve forest, which is a haven to some endemic birds. Other places surrounding the Copal tree lodge are gardens of cacao trees, a sugarcane farm, and organic vegetables and fruits garden that are used to feed the professional travels staying as guests.
Features and amenities of Copal Tree bird watching
- Spacious suites (16 nos)
- Located in the rainforest
- The river Rio Grande is flowing adjacent to the Copal bird watching lodges. A boat ride on Rio Grande can be productive to all bird watchers.
- Swimming pool
- Outdoor fun activities such as canoeing and mountain biking
For more details of this bird watching lodges in Belize by National Geographic and for booking, please visit:
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, Puerto Maldonado
Address: Rio Madre De Dios Km15, Puerto Maldonado, Peru Phone: +51 1 6100400
The image of this ideal bird watching lodges location is self-explanatory. It is an eco-lodge located deep inside the Amazon jungle in the Peru region on the banks of the Madre de Dios River. Peru is home to some of the most beautiful birds of Amazon.
If the image is not convincing to you, how about this video clip?
Features of the bird watching Lodges at Puerto Maldonado, Peru.
- Ideally located inside the Amazon rainforest
- Thatched-roof cabanas
- Canopy walk on a suspended wooden bridge
- Organic food
- Plenty of forest walking trails
- Spot more than 500 avian species within the property area
- Boat ride on the river Madre de Dios
Bird Watching Lodges at Trogon Lodge, Costa Rica
Address: San José Province, San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica Phone: +506 2293 8181
Costa Rica is a Central American country on the Caribbean and Pacific Ocean. It’s is a major bird observation point and is included in every Amazonian avian tour itinerary.
One of the most beautiful birds in the Trogon family is the gorgeous Resplendent Quetzal.
Professional ornithologists travel long distances to watch this beautiful bird in the Amazon jungles. The Trogon Lodge is ideally located at an altitude of 7000 feet in Savegre Valley, Costa Rica, to spot 175 plus species of colorful birds. From San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, the Trogon bird lodge is only 87 km away.
Nearby to the Trogon Lodge is the Los Quetzales National Park and Los Santos Forest Reserve. The bird lodge itself arranges to take the guests on bird watching tours.
There are 24 standard rooms and 1 superior room. The rooms offer a view of the beautiful San Gerardo de Dota.
There are no televisions and no internet connectivity.
The bird watching lodges procures vegetables and fruits from its own hydroponic farm. The restaurant provides rich and healthy food.
Pangot Bird Watching Lodges, Nainital, India
Pangot bird watching lodges in India is one of the best places to watch the exotic Himalayan birds right on your room’s window sill or on the verandah pecking at the numerous flying insects that include:
The Pangot bird watching lodges is just about 15 km from the Nainital town. The bird watching lodges surrounded by dense forests, gurgling streams, and green mountains. When you choose one of the several walking trails, they become perfect bird watching trails. There are about 350 avian species that attract bird watching enthusiasts from around the world.
Jungle Lore Birding Lodge, Pangot is India’s earliest in the wildlife- and bird watching lodges accommodation category.
Which birds can you spot in the Pangot bird watching ?
- Slaty-backed Forktail,
- Rufous-bellied Woodpecker
- Streaked-laughing thrush
- Himalayan Griffon
- Slaty-headed parakeet
- Yellow-breasted greenfinch
- Russet Sparrow
- Dark-throated thrush
They have only 5 cottages and all of them have attached bathroom.
Bird watching lodges are similar to the forest lodges located in wildlife sanctuaries. Though you cannot expect 5-star luxuries, you are provided comfortable boarding and lodging. Avian tourists are on a mission of patience; as such, they are ready to forego comforts.
I did not know that such lodges exist! Thanks for the post