Honduras is continuing to gain momentum and garner attention in the birding industry and the first Mesoamerican Birding Festival, held in February, 2009, was a big step in the right direction.  The guide training course, which took place in conjunction with and just before the festival, demonstrated the strong grassroots interest Hondurans have in learning about their country’s birds and becoming bird guides.  The principal organizer of the festival and the guide training, Robert Gallardo, is trying to gain support to offer three follow-up courses to the top ten students from the first course.  He already has a major sponsor to partially fund the course but needs further assistance.  If you are interested in helping and would like more information contact him at: rgallardo32 AT gmail DOT com.

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their indoor cat, B.B. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.