Just returned from a fantastic week scouting for my Honduras trip at the Lodge at Pico Bonito. This eco-friendly jungle lodge has developed a deserved reputation for both excellent accommodations and great birding, and I was fortunate to have the chance to experience it ahead of our February tour. Highlights were too numerous to relate here, but a select few that jump to mind are half a dozen Lovely Cotingas in view at once; eleven Keel-billed Toucans gathered in the same tree; displaying White-collared Manakins; and a very cooperative Stub-tailed Spadebill. If I was a better photographer, maybe I could have managed to capture them all in images! But the biggest treat for me was a suite of nocturnal birds on daytime roosts, thanks to Elmer Escoto, bird guide for the Lodge at Pico Bonito (see below).
Looking forward to returning with the full tour in February!