Birding Tours

Scarlet Macaw Birding Tour

Cost: $85 USD pp

Intensity: 3-4
Departure Time: 6:00 AM -12:00AM
Food/Drinks: breakfast, juice and water.
What to Bring: Sturdy shoes, camera, sunscreen, insect repellent and binoculars.

 This tour is conducted in a southern Mayan village known as Red Bank. Every year, several flocks of these birds aggregate to feed on different types of fruits. This is a cyclical migration between the months of December to March.

 Research has repeatedly shown that a macaw will return to a nesting site, even though it is sub-standard, and attempt to use it as the “chosen place” for their reproduction attempts. Occurring now is that a decreased population of these rare birds has become geographically isolated and, in addition, is faced with poaching and further habitat loss. Scientific-based warnings about this very probable parrot-situation, one which would likely lead to local extirpation, were aired and spoken about during the Chalillo dam debate. Few cared to listen.

 

Birding Tour

 

Cost: $60 USD pp

Intensity: Moderate
Departure Time: 6:00 AM -11:00AM
Food/Drinks: breakfast, juice and water.
What to Bring: Sturdy shoes, camera, sunscreen, insect repellent and binoculars.
 

Birds are everywhere in our lives. Can you think of a day that went by without seeing or hearing a bird? As many as 612 birds have been recorded in Belize, of these, approximately 20 percent are migrants from North America. Some are transient and every year new species are being documented. Eight new records were accepted in 2007, including the Crested Caracara, Canada Goose, and Spot-breasted Oriole.

Belize is an ideal setting for bird watchers with many birding hotspots. In addition, six Important Bird Areas (IBAs) have been identified in Belize, of which portions are located within protected areas, including those co-managed us. The tropical forests, savannahs, numerous cayes, wetlands, and coastal plains of Belize offer a myriad of habitat to many birds. Nearly half of our nation’s land and adjacent waters are protected under forest reserves, marine reserves, wildlife sanctuaries, national parks and other protected area designation. With English as the official language, many visitors from abroad converse easily with local guides.

There are 3 areas that we visit for our bird tour. Jaguar Preserve that records about 300 species, sittee river village and Mayflower national park. Our national bird is the keel Billed Toucan which has been the bird with the highest demand to be sighted.

Hopkins Main Street

Stann Creek District

Hopkins, Belize, Central America

DGoldentours@gmail.com

Tel: 501-662-4618

 

 

 

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