Yes, there really is a Honduras Bird Man. I met him about 20 years ago in Roatan. Back then, he was also a fish man.
The Mosquito Coast is shared by Honduras and Nicaragua. It is home to a large tract of tropical jungles in Cetnral America. It is actually like a “Little Amazon”.
These adventure scientists needed a place to stay in Copan, and found hospitality at the house of Mr. Villamil.