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Reef & Rain-forest Birding Tour

Reef & Rainforest Birding Tour:

Resume:

  • Day 1: Arrival to Belize International Airport
  • Day 2: Birding at La Milpa Archaeological Site
  • Day 3: Birding around Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area
  • Day 4: Birding around Blue Creek Rice Fields
  • Day 5: Birding at Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Day 6: Sunrise Birding on Western Lagoon
  • Day 7: Birding around Caye Caulker Forest Reserve
  • Day 8: Departure from Caye Caulker
  • Day 9: Birding around the Hidden Valley Private Reserve
  • Day 10: Depart to Belize International Airport

Day 1:

Arrival to Belize International Airport, Depart to Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area.  A night walk for owls will be available for those interested.

Day 2:

Birding at La Milpa Archaeological Site, top location in Belize to find the rare Crested Eagle and other large raptors.  Spider Monkeys play in the canopy and are a favourite meal for Crested Eagles.

Day 3:

Birding around Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area for species such as Crane Hawk, Great Curassow and the brightly colored Ocellated Turkey.

Day 4:

Birding around Blue Creek Rice Fields for several migrant waders and ducks.  Departure to Crooked Tree.

Day 5:

Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary Tour on Boat in search of the huge Jabiru Stork, Snail Kites, Black-collared Hawk and dozens of ducks, egrets, herons and waders.

Day 6:

Sunrise Birding on Western Lagoon and edge of Crooked Tree Village in search of typical savannah species such as the Yucatan Jay and Yellow-headed Parrot.  After lunch, we depart to Caye Caulker.

Day 7:

Birding around Caye Caulker Forest Reserve for species such as Clapper Rail and Rufous-necked Wood Rail and Common Black Hawk.  Along the beachfront we might find Godwits and Brown Boobies, as well as waders skimming through for small crustaceans.

Day 8:

Departure from Caye Caulker and head to MPR with stop at Green Hills Butterfly Ranch for about a dozen Hummingbirds. Hook-billed Kites and Gray-headed Kites have been spotted regularly around this spot too.

Day 9:

Birding around the Hidden Valley Private Reserve for rare raptors such as the Orange-breasted Falcon, King Vulture, Solitary Eagle, Stygian Owl and Aplomado Falcon.  In the afternoon we head to Rio Frio Cave for encounters with Blue-crowned Mot Mot, Orange-billed Sparrow and Golden-crowned Warblers.  Montezuma Oropendolas, Rusty Sparrow and Plumbeous Kites can be seen frequently along the way as well.

Day 10:

Depart to Belize Int Airport with stop at The Belize Zoo.