Winging It in Belize…

Winging It in Belize…

Sampler of Some of the Best Birding Spots in Belize

Day 1

Arrival at Philip Goldson International Airport. Transfer to La Milpa Field Station on the Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area. Orientation to Rio Bravo. Dinner.

Day 2

Optional birding. Breakfast. Birding on Trails around La Milpa Field Station. Lunch. Birding at La Milpa Archaeological Site. Dinner. Night walk.

Day 3

Optional birding. Breakfast. Birding on extended trails around La Milpa. Lunch. Birding at rice fields in Blue Creek Village. Dinner. Night walk.  Rio Bravo: White Whiskered Puff Bird, Barred Forest Falcon, Ornate Hawk Eagle,White Tailed Hawk, Red Capped Manakin, Blue Crowned Mot Mot.

Day 4

Optional birding. Breakfast. Transfer to Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary. Lunch. Birding on Crooked Tree Lagoon en route to Spanish Creek. Dinner.

Day 5

Optional birding. Breakfast. Birding in Pine Savanna. Lunch. Transfer from Crooked Tree to Five Sister Lodge in Mountain Pine Ridge. Dinner.Crooked Tree: Jabiru Stork, Sun Grebe, Yucatan Jay, Pygmy Kingfisher,Agami Heron, Bare Throated Tiger Heron, Yucatan Parrot

Day 6

Early Morning Birding at Caracol Archaeological Site. Open air breakfast in the main plaza of Caracol. Tour of the main plaza of Caracol. Packed Lunch. Birding around site. Swimming and/or birding around Guacamayo. Return to Five Sisters Lodge. Dinner. Night walk.

Day 7

Visit One Thousand Ft. Falls for site seeing and birding. Breakfast at Five Sisters Lodge. Visit Rio Frio Cave for birding and spelunking. Packed Lunch at Augustine Pine Ridge. Visit Rio On Pools for birding and swimming. Dinner. Night walk.
Five Sisters Lodge: Azure Crowned Hummingbird, Orange Billed Sparrow,Rufus Capped Warbler, Hepatic Tanager, Caracol: Keel Billed Mot Mot, Double Tooth Kite, Black and White Hawk EagleOne Thousand-Foot Falls: Emerald Toucanette, Orange Breasted Falcon

Day 8

Optional birding. Breakfast. Tour Green Hill Butterfly Ranch. Transfer from Five Sisters Lodge to Pook’s Hill in San Ignacio District. Lunch at Pook’s Hill. Birding on trails. Dinner. Night walk. Pook’s Hill: Rufus Tailed Jacamar, Spectacled Owl, Bright Rumped Atila, Grey Fronted Dove,Buff Throated Saltator

Day 9

Optional birding. Breakfast. Birding on trails. Transfer from Pook’s Hill to Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary in the Stann Creek District. Lunch at the Blue Hole National Park. Birding at Blue Hole National Park. Arrive at Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary. Dinner. Night Walk. Blue Hole National Park: Crimson Colored Tanager, Tody Mot Mot, Green Shrike Vireo.
Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary: Little Tinamou, Sepia Capped Flycatcher, Violet Sabre Wing Hummingbird, Cinnamon Becard

Day 10

Optional birding. Breakfast. Birding on trails. Lunch. Birding on trails. Transfer to Pelican Beach Resort in Dangriga Town. Dinner.

Day 11

Optional birding. Breakfast. Depart for day visit of South Water Caye. Birding around island. Lunch. Snorkeling. Depart for Dangriga. Birding around Pelican Beach Resort. Dinner.
Pelican Beach Resort: White Tailed Kite, Ruddy Crake, Common Tody Flycatcher South Water Caye: Brown Bobbie, Green Breasted Mango Hummingbird

Day 12

Breakfast.  Depart for Belize City and the Philip Goldson International Airport.

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