Belize Birdwatching Tours

Some of the Best Belize Birdwatching Expeditions.

Belize Birdwatching Right Outside Your Front Door - A Birder's Paradise

The Macal River Camp is a bird watchers paradise, with around 339 species of Belize birds found right here within Chaa Creek’s 400-acre private nature reserve.

Over 600 species have been recorded in Belize. Nearly 20% of them migrants, contributing to a vibrant, ever-changing avian population that keeps Belize alive with color and songs.

Local beauties include the Keel-Billed Toucan (Belize’s national bird), Parrots, Mot-Mots and many others. From the majestic Laughing Falcon to tiny colorful Hummingbirds, all enjoy the vast protected wilderness areas that make Belize a bird – and birdwatching– paradise.

And then there are the migratory Belize Birds, including the Kentucky Warbler, Yellow Breasted Chat, Purple Martin, Red-eyed Vireo, Black-and-White Warbler, Grey Catbird and, various Flycatchers. They come to Belize for the winter and to gorge themselves in lush habitats offering abundant food.

Video of Belize Birds:

Belize Birdwatching at Macal River Camp

Our own passion for birds grew years ago when the Zoological Society of Milwaukee and the Foundation for Wildlife Conservation selected Chaa Creek as one of the sites for their ambitious Birds Without Borders project.

The project engaged and encouraged some of our own naturalist guides to specialise and expand their knowledge. Chaa Creek now boasts some of Belize’s most proficient birding specialists.

Walking along the miles of well-maintained trails surrounding the Macal River Camp and crisscrossing 400-acres of protected rainforests gives experienced birders and novices alike unparalleled Belize Birdwatching opportunities. Our knowledgeable guides know where and when to look to find birds and nests that most people would miss.

Birds you will be able to see:

  • Keel-Billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus)
  • Blue-Crowned Motmot (Motmotus motmota)
  • Russet-Naped Wood-Rail
  • Squirrel Cuckoo
  • Gartered Trogon
  • Pale-billed Woodpecker
  • Ferruginous Pygmy Owl
  • Bare Throated Tiger-Heron
  • Great Kiskadee
Belize Birdwatching Blue Crowned MotMot

Belize Birdwatching Tour Details

Departures: Meet guide at Chaa Creek's bar for "Early-Morning" ... 6:30 am

Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours

Habitat: Sub- tropical

Fitness: Average to good depending upon topography and type of physical activities entailed

Equipment: Binoculars (provided by Chaa Creek)

What to bring along: Hat, sunscreen, water, insect repellant, camera, and raingear if needed

Dress: Short or long pants and sturdy protective footwear - sleeve lengths are optional

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