Honduras: Pico Bonito Trip Report (2011)

Honduras 2011 Trip Overview
March 26, 2011

This was our first group trip to Honduras though we had done some scouting there the previous August when I met Alexander Alverado. He was very enthusiastic about putting a central highland and Yojoa Lake trip together, and he spent considerable time scouting different areas. His worked paid off. He was an exceptional guide and stayed with us for the first week.

HIghlights of the trip: our first Bushy-crested Jays, great views of Keel-billed Motmot, and a displaying Royal Flycatcher all at Panacam Preserve; male and female Resplendent Quetzals perched up in full view in the Santa Barbara Mountains; our first Blue-throated Motmot that provided awesome views for all along with Black-capped Swallows flying quite close in the highlands above Maracal (both life-birds for the entire group!); the pair of Prevost Ground-Sparrows that had eluded us for two days but showed themselves very nicely outside of Copan; and the Lovely Cotingas and the soaring Black Hawk-Eagle seen from the tower at Pico Bonito. In fact, all of the members got at least four life birds from the above.

It was a great group and a very satisfying trip that we plan to offer again next year.

Full Trip Report:Honduras 2011 TRPT

Bird Checklist: HONDURAS 2011 TRIPLIST

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