After a short drive from the lodge to the small beach side town of Sambo Creek, we hopped in a boat run by Tourist Options for the ride out to the islands. As we headed out towards Cayos, Brian and I were quite surprised to see quite a few Lesser Scaup heading south. Our first stop of the day was at the research station to check in and do a little birding. The Canivet's Emeralds (another hummingbird species in the region) were quite active, and there were plenty of iguanas for us to photograph.
|Two boats at the dock for the research station.|
|Brian taking some shots of one of the pink boas.|
|As we walked back towards our boat, we realized it would be a great photo op!|
|Our lunch was fresh yellow-tailed snapper, fried plantains, and beans and rice with hot sauce.|
|A view of the area where we had lunch. It has a wonderful remote and tropical feel.|
Seeing this Great Potoo was the perfect end to the day and the trip. After a very brief hike the next morning and a great video interview with James, we took off for the airport and the much colder temperatures back home. We are all very excited to get back to Honduras and to The Lodge at Pico Bonito as soon as possible. I highly recommend the lodge and birding in Honduras for anyone that is considering a birding trip to the tropics.
I'm also very excited to announce that I will be leading a Sabrewing Nature Tours trip to Honduras from December 4 - 13, 2014! Look for details both here on my blog and on the Sabrewing Nature Tours website very soon. I hope some of you can join me in Honduras!