Our tour to the Lodge at Pico Bonito in Honduras has been simply enchanting. Set in a verdant paradise for birdwatchers, at a luxurious eco-lodge where no detail in comfort (or dining!) has been overlooked, we're feeling quite pampered. And of course, the birds have not disappointed.
One of our first highlights wasn't even of the avian variety! This Central American spider monkey, seen from the Toucan Tower, made quite a splash with the group.
Back on the porch of the Lodge's restaurant (Itzama), Olive-backed Euphonia joined us at nearly every meal.
Keel-billed Toucan has been a daily treat, as well.
In the afternoon, we took a walk just down one of the short trails at the Lodge. Elmer knew exactly where to look in a vine-enshrouded palm tree amidst a former cacao plantation for this delightful Vermiculated Screech-Owl (rufous morph).
Believe it or not, that's just scratching the surface of an incredible first day in Honduras. Can't wait to see what the rest of the trip holds!