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Rare Sighting

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  • Feb
  • 26

These photos were taken by our guest, Stephanie Foster while on a Birding Tour at the La Milpa Ecolodge and Research Center in January 2, 2012.  It is a Bi-colored hawk and it is one of the hardest raptors to see in the forest.  It is a very good sighting.  Stephanie Foster was staying as […]

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New Bird Species for Belize – Red Headed Duck

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  • Feb
  • 26

It’s every birdwatchers dream to one day find a new bird species for the country. This is why having seen two new bird species on the same day in the same place was quite a stir early this December. It all started on the afternoon of December 11 when Jonathan Urbina left La Milpa Ecolodge […]

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Hope the Harpy Eagle released at Rio Bravo!

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  • Dec
  • 14

The Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area (Rio Bravo) owned and managed by Programme for Belize was the release site for another Harpy Eagle. Harpy Eagles once thrived in Belize but its population disappeared due to loss of habitat caused by deforestation and the deliberate killing of this majestic raptor. The Harpy Eagle released this […]

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PfB – Birder’s Certificate Program 2009

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  • May
  • 28

PROGRAMME FOR BELIZE HOSTS SECOND BIRD CERTIFICATION PROGRAM (BCP) AT LA MILPA FIELD STATION Programme for Belize in collaboration with the Massachusetts Audubon society concluded a Birder’s Certification Course in bird ecology at the La Milpa Field Station. Bill Gette the Sanctuary Director and David Larson the Education Coordinator, both from the Joppa Flats Education […]

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PfB Supports the Green Wave Initiative 2009

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  • May
  • 22

‘One School, One Tree, One Gift to Nature’ Over 700 Belizean primary school children from the Belize River Valley area and the communities in north western Orange Walk gathered at the Belize Rural High School and the Belize High School of Agriculture to celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) by participating in the […]

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Station Manager Hikes to Victoria Peak Summit

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  • May
  • 1

Read below the personal commentary and account of Vladimir’s recent trek with the Victoria Peak Hike Challenge 2009… This is my third Victoria Peak Challenge and the most challenging yet. This was a 3 day trek to one of the highest points in the country. The feeling of completing such a grueling hike is very […]

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LA RUTA MAYA RACE 2009

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  • Mar
  • 15

The Programme for Belize crew, comprised of Bob Vincent, Ray Healy and Dave Johnson, wins the La Ruta Maya 2009 River Challenge ‘Masters Category’ once again which was held from March 6 – 9, 2009. Viewers can read a first hand recap of the race as provided by Bob Vincent, team leader, for the crew […]

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WHAT A DAY OF BIRDING AT LA MILPA!

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  • Mar
  • 5

Day 50 – March 4 – La Milpa, Orange Walk District: (Bert) We are barely into the La Milpa Maya site when we find warblers in the canopy, easily viewed through a gap in the trees. We find Blue-winged, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Black-throated Green, Black-and-white, American Redstart and, best of all, Tennessee Warbler. One of the […]

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