PROGRAM: Gustavo Ustariz, “Honduras: Birding and its Relationship to Coffee, Climate & Economic Development".

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Gustavo Ustariz has a BBA and an MBA in Tourism Management and has worked in tourism development for over 15 years, mainly with communities and local governments in Honduras, where he is from. His work has included improving and promoting community-based tourism with a local NGO on the north coast of Honduras and developing various tourism and guide-training projects there, including in birding tourism.  He will discuss the importance of Honduras to the extraordinary diversity of birds there, including many migrants that will be familiar to bird club members. He will also touch on how birders can be part of the solution by participating in the small but growing ecotourism industry of Honduras. As part of supporting the importance of tourism to Honduras, ENSBC is working with him and Josh Engel of Red Hill Birding to organize a birding trip to Honduras in March 2021. He currently lives in Lake County.