Belize: Unspoiled Birding Destination
This English speaking country is one of the smallest in Central America, but with a huge natural and cultural diversity. One fourth of the land in the country (over 2.5 million acres) is under some form of protection. Birds and other wildlife dominate these vast tracts of protected areas -- a true gem for nature lovers!
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With almost 600 birds and more than 80% resident species, Belize is a great introduction to neotropical birding. You will be able to see many species of the New World families such as toucans, motmots, woodcreepers and trogons, to name a few.
In addition to Belize, you can add an extension to Tikal National Park in neighboring Guatemala. Tikal was built around the 4th century BC and was the center of the vast Mayan empire. Tikal was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Everyone in the group will have the opportunity to learn more about the Mayan culture and rich history of the Americas, and this 200 plus square mile national park is a paradise for bird watchers.
Pricing: $ 3,990 USD or £ 3,190 GBP for 10 Days and 9 Nights; Tikal Extension Available.
Group Size: Most tours viable at 7 to 8 participants (priced at 7 participants).
October 14 to 21, 2023 + extension
January 20 to 29, 2024 + extension
April 13 to 22, 2024 + extension
With some delightful lodges, you will enjoy the comfort and great hospitality of the Belizean people. You will also visit spectacular places such as Black Rock Lodge, a birding hotspot in Belize.
Ocellated Turkey, Yucatan Jay, Yucatan Woodpecker, Yellow-headed Parrot, Tody Motmot, Rufous-breasted Spinetail, Yucatan Flycatcher, Gray-throated Chat, Black Catbird, Green-backed Sparrow, Rose-throated Tanager, Crimson-collared Tanager, Great Curassow, Yucatan Poorwill, Agami Heron, Jabiru, American Pygmy Kingfisher, Cinnamon Hummingbird, Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture.
Black-handed Spider Monkey, Yucatan Howler Monkey, Deppe’s Squirrel, Variegated Squirrel, Central American Agouti, White-nosed Coati Gray Fox
Agouti, White-tailed Deer, Grey Four-eyed Opposum, Yucatan Squirrel.