This 10-day birding tour is a mixture of the best bird-watching destinations in Belize including the best locations to appreciate wonderful birds. The tour will also visit the Tropical Rainforest at Peten, Guatemala.
Meet & greet at Belize international airports and depart to Rio Bravo conservation and management area. A night walk for owls will be available for those interested.
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 favorite meal for crested eagles. lodging at la milpa
Birding around Rio Bravo conservation and a management area for species such as crane hawk, great curassow, and the brightly colored ocellated turkey.
lodging at la milpa
Birding around blue creek rice fields for several migrant waders and ducks. After lunch departure to the crooked tree
lodging at bird’s eye view lodge.
Crooked tree wildlife sanctuary tour on a boat in search of the jabiru stork, snail kites, black-collared hawk and dozens of ducks, egrets, herons, and waders. lodging at bird’s eye view lodge
Sunrise birding on the western lagoon and the 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 Belize city and continue by collective boat to Caye Caulker.
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.
Departure from Caye Caulker in a collective boat to Belize city and head to mountain pine ridge with a stop at green hills butterfly ranch for about a dozen hummingbirds. hook-billed kites and grey-headed kites have regularly been spotted at this spot too.
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 motmot, orange-billed sparrow, and golden-crowned warblers. Montezuma oropendolas, rusty sparrow, and plumbeous kites can frequently be seen along the way as well.
Breakfast and transfer to Belize international airport with a stop at the Belize Zoo.
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What is included?
- All lodging as per itinerary sharing room with en-suite facilities
- All meals from dinner day 1 to breakfast day 9 (2 soft drinks per meal included)
- Ground transportation mentioned in the itinerary,
- Boat transportation at Ria Lagartos
- Collective ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel round trip
- Birdwatching specialized tour guide full time from day 1 – 9
- Local guides in each destination
- Check List
- Reserve and parks entrance fees
- Hotel taxes
What is not included?
Birding Expeditions is a professional Guatemalan Birding Tour Company specialising in tailored birding, wildlife and photography tours in the Mayan World (Guatemala, Belize, and Yucatan).Birding Expeditions customise birding tours for independent travellers, avid birdwatchers and small groups, with targeted trips prepared based on client expectations.