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Stann Creek District

The Stann Creek District is the smallest district, yet it has a good diversity of habitats and species. It borders the Belize district to the north, Cayo to the west, Toledo to the south and the Caribbean Sea to the east. Significant tracts of Broadleaf forest remain to the west of this district while the low east end contains large wetlands and a long coastline of good diversity. The main Habitats can be summarized as:

  1. Urban Coastline
  2. Wetland
  3. Lowland Broadleaf Forest
  4. Mangrove/Littoral Forest
  5. Lowland Pine Savannah

The larger urban settlements within the Stann Creek District are:

  1. Dangriga
  2. Placencia
  3. Independence
  4. Hopkins
  5. Pomona

Top 10 Birding Destinations in Stann Creek District

  1. Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary
  2. Dangriga Coastline
  3. Hopkins Wetlands
  4. Mayfower Bocawina National Park
  5. Red Bank Vilage
  6. Gra Gra Lagoon
  7. Monkey River
  8. Billy Baquedier National Park
  9. Sittee River
  10. Placencia

Stann Creek District Hotel/Lodge List

  1. Mama Noots Bocawina Resort
  2. Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary Guest House
  3. San Ignacio Hotel
  4. Hamanasi Resort
  5. Pelican Beach Resort
  6. Turtle Inn
A total of 457 bird species have been reported for the entire district from all the above habitats and locations. The top District specialties include:

  1. Spotted Wood Quail
  2. White-winged Becard
  3. Yellow-headed Parrot
  4. Chestnut-headed Oropendola
  5. Scarlet Macaw
  6. Crimson-collared Tanager
  7. Striped Owl
  8. Green Honeycreeper
  9. American Oystercatcher
  10. Barred Forest-Falcon
  11. Black Skimmer
  12. White Hawk