Birdwatching at Lake Yojoa in Honduras

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. 

Birdwatching in Los Naranjos, Honduras. 

Birdwatching in Los Naranjos, Honduras. 

Canal to the lake. 

Canal to the lake. 

Typical view of banks in the canal. 

Typical view of banks in the canal. 

Approaching the lake. 

Approaching the lake. 

La Ceiba tree overlooking Lake Yojoa. Ceiba trees were a spiritual tree for the Mayans and probably Lencans too. 

La Ceiba tree overlooking Lake Yojoa. Ceiba trees were a spiritual tree for the Mayans and probably Lencans too. 

We spotted keel-billed toucans here along with many other species of birds. 

We spotted keel-billed toucans here along with many other species of birds. 

Montaña Tortuga (Turtle Mountain) in the foreground.

Montaña Tortuga (Turtle Mountain) in the foreground.

Las Nalgas, Los Naranjos, Honduras. 

Las Nalgas, Los Naranjos, Honduras.