100+ birds

We spotted at least 102 species in a little more than one hour at Lake Yojoa in Honduras, including one of my favorite birds, the Baltimore oriole: American coot, American redstart, Baltimore oriole, bare-throated tiger heron, barred antshrike, belted kingfisher, black vulture, black-bellied whistling duck, blue-black grassquit, blue-crowned motmot, blue-grey tanager, blue-winged teal, boat-billed flycatcher, bronzed cowbird, brown jay, cattle egret, chestnut-sided warbler, cinnamon hummingbird, clay-colored thrush, collared aracari, common gallinule, common tody-flycatcher, common yellowthroat, crested caracara, dusky-capped flycatcher, empidonax (perhaps Hammond’s flycatcher), ferruginous pygmy owl, fork-tailed flycatcher, fulvous whistling ducks, gartered trogon, giant cowbird, golden-fronted woodpecker, golden-olive woodpecker, grey catbird, grey hawk, grey-breasted crake, greyish saltator, great blue heron, great crested flycatcher, great egret, great kiskadee, great-tailed grackle, green heron, groove-billed ani, hooded warbler, house wren, Inca dove, keel-billed toucan, least grebe, limpkin, little blue heron, magnolia warbler, masked tityra, melodious blackbird, Montezuma oropendola, Muscovy duck, northern jacana, olive-throated parakeet, orchard oriole, osprey, pale-billed woodpecker, peregrine falcon, pied-billed grebe, purple gallinule, red-lored parrot, roadside hawk, rose-breasted grosbeak, rose-throated becard, ruddy crake, ruddy ground dove, rufous-tailed hummingbird, scissor-tailed flycatcher, short-tailed hawk, snail kite, snowy egret, social flycatcher, southern rough-winged swallow, spot-breasted oriole, spot-breasted wren, spotted sandpiper, squirrel cuckoo, streak-headed woodcreeper, stripe-throated hermit, summer tanager, Tennessee warbler, tricolored heron, tropical kingbird, tropical parula, turkey vulture, turquoise-browed motmot, Vaux’s swift, white-collared seedeater, white-collared swift, white-winged dove, willow flycatcher, Wilson’s warbler, yellow warbler, yellow-bellied elaenia, yellow-bellied flycatcher, yellow-breasted chat, yellow-olive flycatcher, yellow-throated vireo, yellow-winged tanager.

Squirrel cuckoo seen in Honduras.

Squirrel cuckoo seen in Honduras.

Birdwatching with Robert Gallardo; Lago de Yojoa, Honduras.

Birdwatching with Robert Gallardo; Lago de Yojoa, Honduras.

Ferruginous pygmy owl, one of two seen on that branch, surrounded by smaller birds (e.g. orioles) mobbing.

Ferruginous pygmy owl, one of two seen on that branch, surrounded by smaller birds (e.g. orioles) mobbing.