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Los Naranjos, Honduras (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Los Naranjos, Honduras

Map of Los Naranjos, Honduras

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Dendroica pensylvanica) Northern Emerald Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus) Northern Emerald Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus) Northern Emerald Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus) Chestnut-headed Oropendola (Psarocolius wagleri)

Los Naranjos is a small village near Lago Yojoa, the largest lake in Honduras.


Mexico to Panama

2/9/2009: We left Tela and headed south into the no-man's-land of Honduras and Nicaragua. To break up our journey, we, decided to head over to this small village near Lago Yojoa. This area was also supposed to be one of the top birding spots in Central America (according to the guide book).

We met some guy who runs birding trips in the area only to find that the best cloud forest birding was another full-on expedition from where we already were (and it took awhile to get to this spot as it was). There are some boat trips taking you into freshwater marsh, but looking for new habitat, we visited a shade coffee plantation instead.

I would have liked to get up to the cloud forest, but the access was difficult, and we left by the afternoon to continue our journey south.

Previous Visit (Lancetilla Botanical Gardens: 2/8/2009)
Next Visit (La Tigra: 2/10/2009)

Species Recorded (12)

Birds ( 11 )

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Azure-crowned Hummingbird - Saucerottia cyanocephala

Motmots ( Momotidae )
Lessen's Motmot - Momotus lessonii

Toucans ( Ramphastidae )
Northern Emerald Toucanet - Aulacorhynchus prasinus

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - Empidonax flaviventris
Social Flycatcher - Myiozetetes similis

Cotingas ( Cotingidae )
Masked Tityra - Tityra semifasciata

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Clay-colored Thrush - Turdus grayi

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Chestnut-sided Warbler - Setophaga pensylvanica

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Yellow-winged Tanager - Thraupis abbas

Grosbeaks and Buntings ( Cardinalidae )
Buff-throated Saltator - Saltator maximus

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Chestnut-headed Oropendola - Psarocolius wagleri


North America


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