Honduras-Canada Trade Mission

To promote birding ecotourism in Honduras 12-18 March 2017

 

San Pedro Sula and Panacam Lodge - page 1 of 8

This young Spectacled Owl at Rio Santiago Nature Reserve on 17 March 2017 was a highlight of our Canada-Honduras trade mission to Honduras organized by Kisserup International Trade Roots. The aim was to promote sustainability and development in bird-based ecotourism in Honduras. I thank Pernille Fischer Boulter and Maria Calcano of Kisserup International Trade Roots and Justin Peter of Quest Nature Tours for the opportunity to participate.

Please scroll through 8 pages for a selection of birds. Our Honduran hosts provided an outstanding program. Many thanks to Oliver Komar for posting 25 eBird checklists, our group's contribution to Honduran ornithology.

 

The extensive gardens of Metrotel Express hotel in San Pedro Sula were perfect for early morning birding on 12 March 2017. In the photo: Gustavo Poublanc (left) of Honduras was our driver AND he's a birder; Adolfo Fonseca of Kisserup (middle); and Jared Clarke of BirdtheRock, Newfoundland.

 

Collared Aracari in Zona de Reserva el Meredon in San Pedro Sula on 12 March 2017.

 

Turquoise-browed Motmot near Gustavo's residence in San Pedro Sula on 12 March 2017.

 

Tropical Mockingbird near Gustavo's residence in San Pedro Sula on 12 March 2017.

 

Panacam Lodge in Azul Meambar National Park

View of  mountains on drive to Panacam Lodge and Azul Meambar National Park

 

The tiny Black-crested Coquette hummingbird at Panacam Lodge on 13 March was one of my favourites.

 

Keel-billed Motmot, a target species at Panacam Lodge on 13 March 2017

 

Squirrel Cuckoo at Panacam Lodge on 13 March 2017

 

Keel-billed Toucan

 

Our group checked out the birding trails at Panacam Lodge.

 

On the hummingbird patio at Panacam Lodge, left to right: Jean Iron, Quest Nature Tours, Toronto, Canada; Oliver Komar, co-author of recently published Peterson Guide to the Birds of Northern Central America (2016) and professor at Zamorano University in Honduras; William Orellana, birding guide from Beaks and Peaks, Honduras; and Jared Clarke of BirdtheRock, Newfoundland, Canada, 13 March 2017.

 

Panacam eBird Checklists

Panacam 1 http://ebird.org/ebird/camerica/view/checklist/S35354212

Panacam 2 http://ebird.org/ebird/camerica/view/checklist/S35354220

Panacam 3 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35456700

 

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