SEARCHING FOR THE ENDEMIC HONDURAN EMERALD HUMMINGBIRD
This is the day we’re going to try to find the endemic Honduran Emerald Hummingbird. We took a little drive to Hotel Y Restaurante El Rancho in Santa Cruz de Yojoa to pick up the owner and birder Alex Matute. Alex has the lowdown on the areas to find this sought-after species. This is the one bird I was determined to photograph. Endemics are very special. After all, you are not going to find them anywhere else
Alex knows the area well and it did not take him long to find a Honduran Emerald.
Alex and William found us several more birds (including a Yellow-tailed Oriole) and after spending the morning photographing we went back to El Rancho for lunch. The food was fantastic. The hotel has an in-ground swimming pool, a stage where local bands play and a marvelous restaurant. I was gifted a package of hibiscus flowers, as I had become addicted to the drink called "Jamaica" which is made from them. Now I can make this at home.
Alex has a terrace in the back with hummingbird feeders and we were able to photograph yet another species - the Berylline Hummingbird.