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Toledo District

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Toledo District

Toledo is the southernmost district in Belize and receives the most rainfall. As such, the habitats are lusher and the moisture from the Caribbean Sea increases this even more. Although it is relatively small, this district holds a variety of habitats from the coastal marshes to the ridge-top of the Maya Mountains. The major habitats are:

  1. Mangrove/Littoral Forest
  2. Wetland
  3. Lowland Pine Savannah
  4. Lowland Broadleaf Wet Forest
  5. Submontane Broadleaf Wet Forest

The larger urban settlements in the Toledo District are:

  1. Punta Gorda Town
  2. Bella Vista
  3. San Pedro Columbia
  4. San Antonio
  5. Trio Village

Top 10 Birding Destinations in Toledo District

  2. Belcampo and Wilson Landing Road
  3. Cattle Landing
  4. Blue Creek
  5. The Dump (wetland)
  6. Aguacaliente
  7. Boom Creek Road
  8. Lubaantun Archaeological Reserve
  9. San Felipe Hills
  10. Nim Li Punit Archaeological Reserve

Toledo District Hotel/Lodge List

  1. Hicatee Cottages
  2. The Farm Inn
  3. Belcampo Lodge
  4. Cotton Tree Lodge
  5. The Lodge at Big Falls
A total of 502 bird species have been reported for the entire district from all the above habitats and locations. The top District specialties include:

  1. Great Potoo
  2. Black-crowned Antshrike
  3. Gray-headed Kite
  4. Great Antshrike
  5. Band-tailed Barbthroat
  6. Mississippi Kite
  7. White-necked Puffbird
  8. Nightingale Wren
  9. Hook-billed Kite
  10. Bananaquit
  11. Passerini’s Tanager
  12. Spot-breasted Oriole