Guide to the Birds of Honduras Translation Project

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I first met Robert Gallardo in 2009, when I made my first visit to the Neotropics for the Mesoamerican Bird Festival in Honduras. Robert arrived in Honduras with Peace Corps in 1993 and has been a resident ever since. Conservation field guide Honduras

Honduras Birds

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A week-long family vacation to Honduras is sadly over. This one was in Cayos Cochinos, the small island chain off of Honduras. Hopefully, you liked this brief look into the Honduras birds I saw. Make sure to come back for lots more Honduras birds! Birds HondurasFortunately, we made lots of great memories and took lots of photos.

Rainy Afternoon Birding Honduras

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Lago de Yojoa, Honduras, February 2009 Let’s say that you are a serious birder on your first trip to the neotropics and are hoping to see as many species as possible. Birding Honduras Hotel las Glorias Mesoamerica

Birding Honduras–The Cryptic Birds

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Honduras was finally a reality. Excellent 10,000 Birds posts have been written about Pico Bonito and Honduras by Corey and Carlos , so I’m going to focus on some of my most memorable experiences. I hope, despite BLI predictions, they find a safe haven in this area of Honduras for decades to come. Trips Honduras Pico Bonito There was no snow.

Phone-scoping with NovaGrade in Honduras

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Last week I was living it up in beautiful Honduras at the exceptional Lodge at Pico Bonito at the behest of friends at Leica. That’s a long way of saying that I took a lot of short videos while I was in Honduras. Aguan Valley, Honduras. Aguan Valley, Honduras.

Birding in Honduras, Part II: Pico Bonito Lodge

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After wrapping up our time in the highlands of Honduras, Chris Lotz (owner of international bird tour company Birding Ecotours ) and I arrived at the deservedly famous Pico Bonito Lodge. Tody Motmot is perhaps one of the most charismatic bird species in all of Central America, and Honduras is perhaps one of the best places to see it. Trips Central America cotinga Honduras Pico Bonito

Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge, Honduras, Part 1

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Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge, Honduras, March 2009 After our trip to the Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge was rained out on our first morning at The Lodge at Pico Bonito we rescheduled our visit for our second and last morning at the lodge. Trips Honduras Mammals mangroves Mesoamerica

The Struggle to Save the Birds of Honduras

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Great Green Macaw digiscoped at the Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve, Honduras For many centuries throughout the world mankind has kept birds as pets. In reality there are two main factors that are affecting the birds of Honduras which is population growth and the capture for the pet trade.

A Field Guide to the Birds of Honduras? An Interview with Robert Gallardo

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I first met Robert Gallardo on my first trip to the neotropics, a wonderful experience at the first Mesoamerican Bird Festival in Honduras in 2009. He is a great birder and has found over thirty new species in Honduras since he moved there in 1993. Is it safe to bird Honduras?

Honduras Trip Winner Has Blogged His Trip

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Asides / Honduras Trip Winner Has Blogged His Trip Honduras Trip Winner Has Blogged His Trip By Corey • March 3, 2011 • No comments yet Tweet Share One of the two lucky winners of a trip to Honduras when the 10,000 Birds Conservation Club was still live has put up three blog posts detailing his trip.

Birding Beyond Lake Yojoa and Panacam Lodge

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The birding around Lago de Yojoa in Honduras is frankly phenomenal, as I learned during a June 2018 birding junket organized by the Instituto Hondureño de Turismo. Destinations Central America Honduras

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Birding Lake Yojoa and Panacam Lodge

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Honduras, a beautifully biodiverse Central American gem, offers everything birders look for in a travel destination, starting with ready access to lots of highly coveted bird species. PANACAM, an acronym for the full name of the park, is co-managed by the NGO Projecto Aldea Global Honduras.

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Honduras?Land of Love & Peace? ~ Richard Phares | elephant.

Elephant Journal

Honduras—Land of Love & Peace? Pure evil has been feeding on ignorance, stupidity and indifference in Honduras. Since the rule of Mel Zelaya , who became president of Honduras on January 27 2006, the number of senseless gruesome killings has multiplied.

Awash in Waste in the Gulf of Honduras

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Cigarettes, plastic bags, food containers, caps, plastic bottles, and more litter the beaches in Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. Inadequate management of waste at the local level poses a regional challenge, according to a new report by the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW).

Great Potoo at Pico Bonito

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Inca Doves (Columbina Inca)

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Before arriving in the town of Copan Ruinas, Honduras, on February 27, 2009, I had only ever heard Inca Doves. Birds Copan digiscoping doves Honduras Inca Dove Mesoamerica

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Going Uphill Outside Copan Ruinas

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Copan, Honduras, February 2009 A word of warning: this is going to be a rather long post so go grab a snack and make yourself comfortable before you start reading. Trips Copan Honduras Mesoamerica

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Golden-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons

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On a recent trip down memory lane in the form of searching through old photos from my trip to Honduras I serendipitously stumbled upon a series of shots of a woodpecker feeding from flower blossoms in a tree. Birds honduras subspecies woodpeckers

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The Green Iguana (Iguana iguana)

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Reptiles Honduras LizardsIt is not every day that one gets to see a pair of Green Iguanas sunning themselves on a bush from close range.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of June 2018?

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I’m prepping for a big birding bonanza in Honduras (!!!!) In terms of migration excitement, June feels like the party you arrived at just a little late. Everyone still seems to having a ball, but the merriment isn’t flowing quite as freely as it was before.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of June 2018?

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I’m still cutting a swath through the Central Highlands of Honduras, enjoying tons of Neotropical birds. Your local season of migration, be it spring or fall, is drawing to a close. Every weekend until the doldrums set in can be special, as long as you’re out there birding.

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Do broken windows help alleviate income inequities?

Environmental Economics

A new study in Honduras suggests that climate-related weather disasters may sometimes actually provide opportunities for the rural poor to improve their lives.

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Finding Love & Heartbreak in a Honduran Day Care.

Elephant Journal

A trip to Honduras last January reminded me that making a difference is not always black or white and can also lead to mixed emotions of confusion, sadness and joy. Adventure Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Children (For Honduras not ab them) poverty social good volunteering

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This is What we Do. {Poem}

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The public response to the photographs of this scared little girl from Honduras has been overwhelming. So I thought I would share the images that led to the key moment that touched many of you, as it did me.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of June 2018)

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These thoughts crossed my mind as I returned from a week of birding bliss as a guest of the Honduras Institute of Tourism. Most of us know all too well the bittersweet mood returning from a birding trip evokes.

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Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Northern Central America: A Book Review

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So, if you are going to write a field guide on the birds of the countries south and east of Mexico–Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras—it makes the utmost sense that you embrace the whole geographic area. Birds know habitat.

This Invention Lets Rural Hondurans Clean Their Water—And Own the Treatment Plants

Green (Living) Review

Doña Reina remembers the water that ran from the faucet at her home in rural Honduras. Villages in Honduras with populations below 15,000 usually don’t have water treatment plants because building small plants is significantly less cost-effective than building large ones.

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Instant Inspiration: 15 People Speak on their Extraordinary Moments.

Elephant Journal

Diego / 20 / Honduras / dentistry student: “I gave money to a kid with low resources so he could buy toothpaste.”. Inspiring (Wow) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) extraordinary inspiration live our best selves

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of June 2018?

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I’m still recovering from last week’s veritable banquet of birding in Honduras, which I’ll be writing about soon. Calendar spring is nearly at an end, but nature summer started a while ago. Most birders, attuned as they are to the rhythms of the natural world, probably noticed when migration ended and bird breeding began in their areas. Don’t give up yet, though: you’ll still find a few surprises out there if you’re willing to look.

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eBird Photo Quizzes: A Great Way to Prepare for a Trip

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But my experiences in Belize and Honduras give me a good basis in the birds of the region and I have plenty of time to study and learn what to expect with the endemics. In a little less than two weeks my family and I will be enjoying a long weekend on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of April 2015?

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No matter how nice this weekend gets, I’d still rather be in a dry forest in Honduras ! Well, April fools, early indications suggest that the long, lingering winter plague that has infected many northern territories won’t be enough to keep birds away. As they’ve done for generations upon countless generations, migrants are trickling in from the south. You may not be able to tell, but the season has shifted. Corey and I will both be birding in the NYC area this weekend.

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5 Reasons Why We Should Travel While We’re Young. ~ Jessica Durivage-Kerridge

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From my travels to Haiti, Thailand, Cambodia, India, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras and of course, Costa Rica, one common thread that weaves through all of my journeys is that I have lived a very privileged existence. Adventure Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) compassion giving back service traveling why travel

Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of July 2015)

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Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was a Bushy-crested Jay , one of quote a few fine species he spotted while exploring the area around Copan Ruinas in Honduras. Was your weekend pleasingly full or pleasurably empty? We measure our happiness not in moments of activity but rather memories of satisfaction. I was well satisfied to travel through farm country this weekend and count the many American Kestrels perched predatorily above the fields.

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of July 2015?

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I’ll be enjoying gorgeous weather here in Western New York this weekend, while Corey wings his way to serious tropical birding in Honduras. July is almost over, which means summer is almost over, right? Of course not, but those of us who live for the warmest months feel these moments slipping away as soon as they begin. On the bright side, birds will be back on the move once summer ends!

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of August 2015)

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Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was difficult to choose, seeing as part of it occurred while he was still in Honduras. Don’t mourn the passing of the summer season just yet. Believe it or not, we still have all of August and much of September in which to revel in heat and humidity, at least on my side of the Equator. Some of us will get more than others, but all of us should enjoy what we can!

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Local activists are paying with their life to protect their forests in Peru

Green (Living) Review

It ranks fourth in the world for murders of environmental activists (after Brazil, Honduras, and the Philippines), with 57 activists in the country killed from 2002 to 2013 , according to campaigners Global Witness. Edwin Chota was killed in the forest he had fought to protect.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of November 2013?

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Wouldn’t you love to be on the lake at Cerro Azul Meambar National Park in Honduras ? Happy Dia de los Muertos! If we all wear green for St. Patrick’s Day and red for Valentine’s Day, why shouldn’t we all dress as zombies on the Day of the Dead? Too close to Halloween, perhaps. But this magnificently morbid holiday conjures a question for the birders out there: how many of you have been tempted to add a dead or dying bird to your life list?

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of August 2015?

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Corey had no trouble dragging his family to Honduras, where he’ll surely see more interesting birds than me! American poet, novelist, and playwright Paul Laurence Dunbar saw summer the way many of us do, reflected in the wild world around him. Does Summer in the South , written in 1903, speak to you? The oriole sings in the greening grove. As if he were half-way waiting, The rosebuds peep from their hoods of green, Timid, and hesitating. The rain comes down in a torrent sweep.

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Painted Bunting, Cove Island Park, Stamford, Connecticut

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Until today the only Painted Buntings I had ever seen were in Honduras. And, despite their absurdly gaudy appearance, I am sad to say that those buntings were not given their due because of the sheer volume of insanely good birds that were there for the watching. This bunting was different.

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