Recent Updates

A quick summary of what has recently been added to the site

Sorry for making so few updates in recent months, but I am in the process of doing a major overhaul to the website, which will involve adding a much more up-to-date photogallery. I have more than 2,500 new photos to upload and I don't want to do such a huge job, only to repeat it all when the new photogallery is in place.

Updates made 22nd November 2006

Two new sites have been added from a recent trip to the Olancho in eastern Honduras. These are La Chorrera (Click) and Rio Chiquito (Click) which are both in the Sierra de Agalta. Updates have also been made to La Lima and El Boqueron.

Updates made 10th October 2006

The news and coming events page has been updated to mention the upcoming Birdathon in El Salvador and to mention some of the name changes on the new AOU list.

Updates made 13th June 2006

Some new site photos have been added, mainly to sites in Honduras, but a few in El Salvador as well. These were taken by John Jackson and lots of his excellent bird photos will follow shortly.

Updates made 30th May 2006

The lists for sites in El Salvador have been updated, many of which have not been updated for nearly a year. I have also alterred the lists for all sites in the country to highlight the regional endemics in red. When I have the time, Honduran sites will also be updated to show the regional endemics in this way .

Updates made 22nd May 2006

Updates were made to some Guatemalan sites, based on my visit to western Guatemala in April 2006. I have also alterred the lists for all Guatemalan sites to highlight the regional endemics in red.

Updates made 18th May 2006

Three new Guatemalan sites have been added, based on my visits over Easter. Los Cuchumatanes Click, Nebaj Click and Kumarcaaj Click.

Updates made 9th March 2006

Information about each of the parrots added to the species database. Click

Updates made 25th February 2006

Information about each of the tanagers added to the species database. Click

Updates made 5th February 2006

Information about each of the cracids, quails and tinamous added to the species database. Click

Updates made 1st February 2006

Information about each of the Kingbirds, Kiskadee type birds and Myiarchus Flycatchers added to the species database. Click

Updates made 20th January 2006

Information about each of the becards, cotingas, mourners and manakins added to the species database. Click

Updates made 13th January 2006

A large number (several hundred) of photos have been added to the Photo Gallery. They are photos of birds that were trapped and banded by Jennifer Smith, who has been running a bird monitoring program in El Salvador for SalvaNatura. The Photo Gallery already contained a large number of photos that were taken by her. I am very grateful to her for letting me use them.

Updates made 10th December 2005

Information has been added about a request from Operation Wallacea for volounteers to spend the summer studying the birds of Cusuco National Park in Honduras. This is an excellent opportunity (especially for university students) to spend the summer conducting important research in this little known part of the world. Click

Updates made 26th November 2005

Information has been added to the 'coming events' section about a talk that is being given at the Houston Audubon Society on 8th February by Jesse Fagan. Click

Updates made 24th November 2005

Information has been added about two new bird tours that are being offered in August 2006 and over the New Year 2006/07, by local birding experts Jesse Fagan and Mark Bonta. Click

Updates made 24th November 2005

Details have been included about MESOAMERICA Travel, which leads birding tours (as well as organising many other outdoor activities) in Honduras. Click

Updates made 22nd October 2005

Information about each of the antbirds added to the species database. Click

Updates made 7th October 2005

A new page has been added to give information on up-coming events. Click

Updates made 4th October 2005

Information about each of the woodcreepers added to the species database. Click

Updates made 16th September 2005

Another excellent trip report by Jesse Fagan has been added. He led a tour to Honduras with Mark Bonta during the summer, which was a great success. The group found a new species for Honduras (Palm Tanager) and had a whole bunch of difficult species (including 8 species that I have still never seen myself). Click

Updates made 15th September 2005

Information about each of the hummingbirds added to the species database. Click

Updates made 12th September 2005

A number of fantastic photos added to the photo gallery, which were taken by Donna Richards in the Yucatan, including some of the endemic Yucatan Jay. Click

Updates made 31st August 2005

Another excellent trip report by Jesse Fagan has been added. He visited El Salvador in May, his main aim being to record bird songs at El Imposible. Click

Updates made 22nd August 2005

Information about each of the Piciforms added to the species database. Click

Updates made mid August 2005

A number of photos added, mainly from a mist-netting expedition to the rainforest of the Mosquitia in Honduras.

Updates made on 10th August 2005

Information about each of the seabirds added to the species database. Click

Photos of seabirds added from a recent pelagic off El Salvador.

Updates made on 23rd July 2005

Information about each of the icterids, thrushes and related species added to the species database. Click

Updates made on June 12th 2005

Information about each of the swifts added to the species database. Click

Updates made on June 9th 2005

A few photos added to the database and a couple of minor updates made to certain species in the database.

Updates made on June 5th 2005

Information about each of the wrens added to the species database. Click

Updates made to El Imposible and Barra de Santiago pages

Updates made on June 1st 2005

Information about each of the cuckoos added to the species database.

Updates made on May 29th 2005

Information about each of the jays and raven added to the species database.

Information about each of the swallows and martins added to the species database.

Updates made on May 27th 2005

Information about each of the pigeons and doves added to the species database.

Updates made on May 19th 2005

Information about each of the vireos added to the species database.

Updates made in early May 2005

About 150 photos added that were taken by Alvaro Moises in El Salvador as well in several countries outside the region of this website.

Updates made May 3rd 2005

Photos of locations added to many of the site pages for Guatemala and El Salvador.

Updates made late April 2005

Photos of locations added to many of the site pages for Honduras.

Updates made on April 25th 2005

Information about each of the raptors added to the species database.

Updates made during mid April 2005

'Recent updates' page added.

Information on Roatan added to 'Bay Islands' page, based on March 2005 trip.

Photos of birds from Roatan added to 'photo gallery'.

Page added for Cusuco, Honduras (visited in January 2005).

Many pages for sites in Honduras updated, based on a trip made over Christmas. This was mainly species lists, though some alterations were made to most of the sites visited (Celaque, Copan, Lago Yojoa, Pico Bonito, Coastal Mosquitia, Las Marias, Aguan Valley and Guisayote).

Updates made during January 2005

Many photos added from three week trip through Honduras and El Salvador over Christmas 2004.