About the Tour
Belize Cross Country Birding: A Symphony of Feathers and Nature’s Majesty
Embark on a mesmerizing journey through the heart of Belize’s diverse landscapes with our Belize Cross Country Birding tour. For ten days, you’ll immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Belize’s avian wonders, from the iconic Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary to the enchanting Bocawina Rainforest Resort.
Your edventure begins at the Bird's Eye View Lodge, perched on the edge of the renowned Crooked Tree Lagoon. As the first Wildlife Sanctuary in Belize and a Ramsar Wetlands Site, it's a testament to community-based conservation.
Co-managed by the Belize Audubon Society, this sanctuary is a haven for over 300 bird species. Keep your eyes peeled for the majestic Jabiru, Black-collared Hawks, Snail kites, and an array of herons, egrets, and kingfishers.
Journey to the Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center, a gem in the Central Belize Corridor, where Green Jays, Rufous-browed Peppershrikes, and Olive Sparrows await.
Then, revel in the avian paradise of Black Rock Lodge, where White-winged Becards, Olive-backed Euphonias, and Red-legged Honeycreepers grace the treetops.
Explore the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, home to Slate Creek Preserve, hosting elusive species like White-collared Swift, Bat Falcon, and the rare Orange-breasted Falcon.
Discover the wonders of St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park, encountering species like the White-breasted Wood Wren and Crimson-collared Tanager.
Venture into the Mayflower Bocawina National Park and Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, where Rufous Mourner, Golden-hooded Tanager, and Chestnut-headed Oropendula enchant with their vibrant plumage.
Then we conclude your journey with a visit to Red Bank village, witnessing the locally endangered scarlet macaw in its natural habitat.
What wildlife can participants expect to encounter during the Belize Field Course?
The Belize Field Course offers a diverse array of wildlife encounters. From iconic species like the jaguar at the Belize Zoo to the unique avian life explored during birding activities, participants have the opportunity to observe and learn about Belize’s rich biodiversity. The course aims to provide a comprehensive wildlife experience across various ecosystems.
How physically demanding is the Belize Field Course, and what adventure activities are involved?
The Belize Field Course is designed with a moderate level of physical activity. It involves activities such as birding, hiking, cave tubing, and snorkeling. The adventure activities are chosen to provide hands-on experiences in diverse natural settings, offering a blend of education and outdoor exploration.
What educational elements are covered during the Belize Field Course?
The Belize Field Course encompasses a range of educational components, including presentations on the history, people, and geography of Belize. Participants gain insights into environmental science, conservation, and cultural heritage through guided tours of diverse ecosystems such as tropical pine savannah, rainforests, and marine environments. The course aims to foster environmental stewardship by providing a holistic understanding of Belize’s biodiversity and the importance of conservation.
Book Your Belizean Birding Adventure Now and Let Nature's Harmony Unfold!
Join us on this extraordinary Belize Cross Country Birding tour, where every day unfolds a new chapter in the avian symphony of Belize. Immerse yourself in the diverse ecosystems, capture stunning bird sightings, and create memories that will linger long after the last feather has taken flight.