Some of the Best Belize Birdwatching Expeditions.
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.
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.
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