10 days visiting 4 of the best birding destinations in Belize, visit La Milpa Forest Station, Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, Caye Caulker, and Hidden Valley Inn & Reserve.
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.
Birding around Rio Bravo conservation and a management area for species such as Crane Hawk, Great Curassow, and the brightly colored Ocellated Turkey.
Birding around Blue Creek rice fields for several migrant waders and ducks. After lunch departure to Crooked Tree.
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 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 then collective boat to Caye Caulker.
Birding around Caye Caulker forest reserve for species such as Clapper Rail and Roufous-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 by collective boat and head to Mountain Pine Ridge with a stop at Green Hills Butterfly Ranch for about a dozen Hummingbirds. Hook-billed Kites and Gray-headed Kites have regularly been spotted around 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 Mot Mot, Orange-billed Sparrow, and Golden-crowned Warblers. Montezuma Oropendolas, Rusty Sparrow, and Plumbeous Kites can frequently be seen along the way as well.
Depart to Belize International Airport with stops at The Belize Zoo.
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