Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ready to Visit New Places in Honduras

Rob writes: Tomorrow Eric and I will be flying to Honduras to check out some birding sites that might make great stops for future Sabrewing Nature Tours trips. We'll be joining Alex Alvarado of Honduran Birds as we check out Copan Ruins, Opatoro, La Tigra National Park, and the Panacam Lodge area. Other than Panacam, all of these locations will be new for me and I can't wait to explore them all.

We'll be covering a lot of ground during our trip.
Although I've been to Honduras a couple of times, this will be Eric's first trip to the country so he's expecting to get lots of lifers! I should also find a few lifers since I've not visited most of these places either and I know that when I was at Panacam Lodge last December, I missed a few birds that can be found there.

Once we finish our 8 day trip with Alex, we will be moving on to the incredible Lodge at Pico Bonito. As you probably know from previous posts, this is one of my favorite lodges that I have ever visited and I'll never pass up an opportunity to spend some time there. We'll be doing some birding and helping the guides at the Lodge get up to speed with using eBird for submitting and sharing their sightings. They are out birding most of the year and will be able to create quite an impressive data set for eBird with their numerous checklists that will be submitted. Not only will it help eBird but the guides will then be able to share the checklists with their clients adding to the quality service that they already offer.

Keel-bill Motmot is just one of the many incredible birds to be found at The Lodge at Pico Bonito.
We'll be sure to post along the way as internet access allows so you can learn about the awesome birds, wildlife, and scenery of Honduras. If you are interested in joining me on a Honduras Tour in January 2016, visit our Sabrewing Nature Tours website to learn more!

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