Rare Emeralds and Other Gems of the Aguan Valley

Honduran Emerald ©Stephan Lorenz

The Aguan Valley is fairly remote with limited options for visitors. It is best to visit during a long day trip from The Lodge at Pico Bonito or La Ceiba.

Arizona

The blogging team scoured the road that leads to the top of Mt. Lemmon in search of Painted Redstarts, vireos, Arizona Woodpecker, and more. © lkamms

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Honduras

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Arizona Mexican Spotted Owl. © lkamms

Last August (2012) I was part of a team of U.S. bird bloggers who gathered in southeast Arizona to find birds, talk about blogging, and to test out the new Swarovski ATX, a modular scope—the first of its kind—whose component parts will suit just about every situation you'll encounter in in the field. More on… Read more »