Pygmy owl at rest and in flight, the elusive and endemic Honduran emerald hummingbird, great kiskadee, masked tityra, and three species of orioles, one of which was eating fruit: spotbreasted, altamira, streakbacked.
I hiked from Gracias to the hot springs, more than an hour by unmarked trails. Es la vía para las aguas termales? On my way back to Gracias, I saw a hawk in flight, brown and white underneath.
I hitchhiked from Los Naranjos to Peña Blanca before catching three buses to La Guama, Siguatepeque, and finally La Esperanza, a small Lencan town in western Honduras.
While birdwatching on Lake Yojoa, we found this (probably perhaps?) Lencan pottery. This could be more than 1,000 years old.
We hiked to the canal and rowed to Lake Yojoa. We saw black swallows and small bats, brown jays, blue herons, white egrets, kingfishers, snail kites, limpkins, northern jacana, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, flycatchers, and keel-billed toucans, both at rest and in flight. Dozens of species, too many to remember, plus guanabana, iguanas, cattle, dogs, butterflies, and fishermen.