After arriving a day early and spending the night in San Pedro Sula, I picked up my participants up and headed for our first stop in the beautiful Lake Yojoa area. The birding was fantastic around our hotel, Finca Las Glorias, as well as in Santa Barbara National Park and at Panacam Lodge! After only 3 days of birding, we left this part of Honduras with just over 150 species!
|Turquoise-browed Motmots are very common around Lake Yajoa.|
|Our first Violet Sabrewing of the trip was found eating from the feeders at Panacam Lodge.|
|Rufous-naped Wrens were commonly heard singing near our rooms at Finca Las Glorias.|
|Although it's not a great photo, it was fun to watch these White-fronted Parrots feeding.|
|This Boat-billed Heron was pretty cooperative at Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge.|
|We were all very excited to find a Hook-billed Kite near the Honduran Emerald Reserve in the Aguan Valley.|
|Finding a Lesser Roadrunner was one of the highlights of the whole trip!|
|I'm always happy to find kingfishers such as this Ringed Kingfisher at Cuero y Salado.|
Here are a few more photos from our recent trip.
|Our whole group on our way to The Lodge at Pico Bonito.|
|Everyone enjoyed spending time with Leonel and his family near Santa Barbara National Park. Leonel is working to protect the park from deforestation and to promote tourism in the area.|
|We made a quick stop for some snacks at this local fruit stand. The bananas and pineapple were incredible!|
|Most places that we visited in Honduras were all decorated|
for Christmas including the Lodge at Pico Bonito.