BZMTOURS BIRDERS DAY TOURS

Belize, “The Birders Paradise”, is located on the east coast of Central America, snuggled right between Mexico (north), Guatemala (south and west), and the Caribbean Sea (east). It is the only country in Central America whose official language is English. Belize has the second-longest barrier reef which is home to a diversity of plants and animals and is one of the most diverse ecosystems of the world. Its mainland is about 184 miles long and 68 miles wide, with 8,867 sq miles of land and a diverse population of 380,000 Belizeans. Belize is a land of natural beauty, with unspoiled rivers, dense jungle, high mountains, rich agricultural lands, and mangrove swamps. There are more than 600 species of birds documented with at least 2 – 3 new species being recorded yearly, out of that about 20 percent are migratory birds from North and South America.

VENTURE WITH US AND ADD A NEW AND EXOTIC BIRD SPECIE TO YOUR BIRDING LIST IN OUR THREE DIFFERENT BIRDING HOTSPOTS ACROSS BELIZE!!


At BZM Tours we give you the opportunity to choose one of our three birding hotspots in Belize. Please let us know which hotel/resort/lodge you are staying, so we can pick you up for an early morning birding tour from one of our three birding hotspots. We can arrange for a pick-up time. Each birding sight is all-inclusive of lunch, bird guide, entrance fees, and transportation.  We recommend you have a binocular and tripod.


EL PILAR MAYAN RUIN

El Pilar is an ancient Maya city center located on the Belize–Guatemala border. It can be accessed from the Cayo District in Belize, 12 miles northwest of the town of San Ignacio. El Pilar covers 5,000 acres, half of which lies in Belize and the other in Guatemala. El Pilar is the largest site in the Belize River area with over 25 plazas, hundreds of other buildings, covering about 120 acres. The trip to the ruin gives good opportunities to spot various bird species such as the Collared Manakins, Honeycreepers, warblers, parrots, toucans, and an array of flycatchers, etc.

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INLAND BLUE HOLE

The Inland Blue Hole is located just off the Hummingbird Highway, near Belmopan City. The park is over 575 acres in area, and contains two dry cave systems – St. Herman’s and Crystal, various nature trails and the cool jungle pool from which the park gets its name. Approximately 200 bird species have been recorded making if popular for bird watching. Concrete steps leads to the Blue Hole’s cool, turquoise waters which is surrounded by dense forest, overhung with mosses, vines and ferns. The green scenery makes for the perfect spot for a cool and relaxing dip before continuing on to your next destination. This inland “blue hole” is not to be confused with the offshore Great Blue Hole, also in Belize. The park has over 200 species of birds, including unusual tropical species such as the Slaty Antwren, Piratic Flycatcher and Red-legged Honeycreeper. Species considered local specialties are Tody Motmot and Northern Nightingale-Wren. The Ocelot, Jaguarundi, and Jaguar have all been recorded in Blue Hole National Park.

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 AGUACATE LAGOON

We make our way to one of the best birding spot, starting with a drive, through the rolling hills of this wonderful community, enjoying the picturesque view of Spanish Lookout. The area consist of miles of developed open Savannah and farm Lands, used for Cattle grazing and agricultural products such as corn and red kidney beans. Driving for a few more minutes we then enter a sub-tropical forests Reserve. Having several different habitats in the area, it makes a perfect birding destination for Yellow rumpled warblers, white tailed kites, laughing falcon, fly- catchers and more. The Reserve covering some 284 acre of private land is just a 20min drive from the Mennonite community. Spotting different species of Birds, iguanas and the different hard wood Trees and their uses. Our naturalist guide will provide you with a brief knowledge of the area throughout the tour.

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Please let us know your dietary restrictions.

Time:

Contact us for pick up time (All tours will be a FULL-DAY TOUR)

Date:

Daily Birding Tours

What to wear:

  • Long pants
  • long sleeves and hiking shoes
  • hats

What to bring:

  • Sunscreen,
  • bug repellent
  • binocular
  • tripod stand
  • cameras with good focus

Price: Contact us for prices

BzmTours Birders Adventures

Belize, “The Birders Paradise”, is located on the east coast of Central America, snuggled right between Mexico (north), Guatemala (south and west), and the Caribbean Sea (east).

It is the only country in Central America whose official language is English. Belize has the second-longest barrier reef which is home to a diversity of plants and animals and is one of the most diverse ecosystems of the world. Its mainland is about 184 miles long and 68 miles wide, with 8,867 sq miles of land and a diverse population of 380,000 Belizeans.

Belize is a land of natural beauty, with unspoiled rivers, dense jungle, high mountains, rich agricultural lands, and mangrove swamps. There are more than 600 species of birds documented with at least 2 – 3 new species being recorded yearly, out of that about 20 percent are migratory birds from North and South America.

VENTURE WITH US AND ADD A NEW AND EXOTIC BIRD SPECIE TO YOUR BIRDING LIST IN OUR THREE DIFFERENT BIRDING HOTSPOTS ACROSS BELIZE!!


CROOKED TREE

The Village of Crooked Tree is on an Island of about 20 square miles. This small community is well-known for its cashew which can be made into cashew wine and cashew jam.

During the month of April/May is the famous Cashew Festive where you can experience the different tastes of Crooked Tree products.

The lagoons, creeks, logwood swamps, broadleaf forests, and marshes of Crooked Tree Sanctuary cover over 16,400 acres and is the home to countless thousands of birds such as the Vermillion Flycatchers, Fork-tailed Flycatchers, Yellow-rumped Warblers, White-Tailed Kites and Hawks, Laughing Falcons, Meadowlarks, Swallows, and Herons just to name a few. Crooked Tree is known for its most famous resident, The Jabiru Stork In all of Central America, Belize boasts being the largest nesting home for these great birds.

In November, Jabiru storks come to Crooked Tree from Venezuela and Mexico to nest in the tall pines of the lowland pine savannas. Jabiru is making Belize their home due to the loss of habitat in Venezuela and Mexico. Being one of the tallest birds in the entire Western Hemisphere, the Jabiru stands 5 feet tall and has a wingspan of 8 feet. Its heavy bill is about 12.5 inches long which is perfectly designed to catch fish, frogs, and snakes.”


CARACOL MAYAN RUIN

Caracol is the largest Maya archaeological site in Belize, Central America. It rests on the Vaca Plateau at an elevation of 500 meters above sea level, in the foothills of the Maya Mountains. The site was first discovered in 1937 by a native logger named Rosa Mai, who came across its remains while searching for mahogany hardwood trees to exploit. Caracol’s largest and most impressive structure is a hillside temple known as Caana, which is Maya for “Sky Place.” Rising 143 feet (43.5 meters) above the jungle, Caana is the tallest Maya building in Belize and still one of the tallest buildings in the country. Excavations of the ruins did not begin until the 1950s while most of the work took place since 1985. The excavations have uncovered pyramids, royal tombs, dwellings, monuments, and two ball courts. Wildlife is abundant in the dense jungle surrounding the site which also makes it an ideal birding spot.

About 70 different species of birds are recorded to have been seen of which includes, Keel-Billed Mot Mot, Crested Guan, Great Curassow and Ocellated Turkey


CHIQUIBUL NATIONAL PARK

Chiquibul National Park is Belize’s largest national park. It is 264,000 acres of dense jungle and is located in Belize’s, Cayo District. The park’s landscape includes the south Vaca Plateau and the eastern slopes of the Maya Mountains. Doyle’s Delight, the highest mountain in Belize, is located in the park. The park is located on a layer of limestone strata, the largest area of protected karst in Belize. The park incorporates portions of the Chiquibul Cave System, the longest known cave system in Central America. Being a protected area, Chiquibul flourishes with many wildlife and birds species. Well-known are the magnificent Harpy Eagle and the colorful scarlet macaws.


What to wear:

  • Long pants
  • long sleeves and hiking shoes
  • hats

What to bring:

  • Sunscreen,
  • bug repellent
  • binocular
  • tripod stand
  • cameras with good focus

clothing for 7 days/6 nights


Price: $4,755 USD for 2 pax. Minimum 2.

Single travelers are $2,377.00 USD, and can join any group (if any).


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