Northern and Central Belize Birding Tour
7 days / 6 Nights Birding in Belize Tour Package
Double occupancy US$1,849.00 each | Single supplement US $2,219.00 each
Belize Birding package Includes: All transportation, tours, guides, park fees, lodging and meals as stated B,L,D. Breakfast lunch and dinners
Day 1: ARRIVAL – BELIZE INT’L AIRPORT / CROOKED TREE – After clearing Belize immigration and customs you are met by your guide and travel the Northern Highway to Crooked tree village inside the Belize wildlife sanctuary and check into your accommodations in time for dinner. There will be areas to stop for birding along the way. Dinner & Overnight Bird’s Eye View Lodge
Day 2: CROOKED TREE – We will spend most of the day birding on the Crooked Tree Reserve trails and along the lagoon side. Some of the birds we may see include Purple Gallinule, and array of Kingfishers, Snail kites, Savannah Vultures, Spotted Sandpipers Solitary Sandpipers, Vermillion Flycatchers, Social flycatchers, Kingbirds, Yucatan Jay, Rufous browed Peppershrike, Bobwhites, Yucatan Woodpeckers and more. Night tour in search of Yucatan poorwill, Northern Pottoos, Owls and more. Breakfast Lunch, Dinner & Overnight Bird’s Eye View Lodge
DAY 3: CROOKED TREE/ CRYSTAL PARADISE – We will do early morning birding by boat on the lagoon of Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary. Water birds will be the main target with special emphasis on finding the Jabiru, Sungrebe, Boat-billed herons and Agami herons. Depart for Crystal Paradise after a late breakfast with and optional stop at the Belize Zoo and for lunch at one of the local restaurants. We check into our accommodations at Crystal Paradise and are free to explore the grounds one of the few birds we can easily see as we arrive may include the lesson’s motmot, banded backed wren and an array of tanagers. Lunch at Amigos on the road, Dinner and Overnight Crystal Paradise
Day 4: El PILAR – We will make an early morning visit to El Pilar, a Maya site in Belize offering some
of the best flora and fauna in the area. It is excellent for Belize birding, hiking, and provides an insight to Belize’s sub-tropical forests. We will make stops along the way to view birds such as the Collared Manakins and Honeycreepers, Rufous-tailed Jacamars, Tody Motmots, Euphonias, Olive-backed Euphonias, Yellow Tyranulet, Northern-barred Woodcreeper, White-whiskered Puffbirds, White-necked Puff-birds, Rufous-tailed Jacamars, Stub-tailed Spadebill, a Number of Trogons an array of flycatchers etc. Breakfast, packed lunches, Dinner and overnight Crystal Paradise
Day 5: MOUNTAIN PINE RIDGE – Early departure to the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve. Here we have the opportunity to see yellow faced Grassquits, Rufous-capped Warblers, Acorn Woodpeckers, Yellow-backed Orioles and Golden-hooded Tanagers. Black headed Siskins can often I’d rather be seen flying in flocks. There is a strong possibility of seeing the orange-breasted falcons and king vultures by The 1,000 Ft. Falls (Hidden Valley). We have seen the Lovely Cotinga 8 out of 10 trips other birds include Ornate hawk Eagle Black and White Hawk eagle and the Stygian Owl. Breakfast, packed lunches, Dinner and overnight Crystal Paradise.
Day 6: MACAL RIVER CANOEING – Morning: Pre-breakfast bird-walk on the grounds at Crystal Paradise. Some of the birds we hope to see include Red-legged Honeycreepers, Tanagers, Tityras, and Parrots. Lesson’s Motmots and the Ferruginous Pygmy-Owls are also a common sight. Easy morning to hang out explore on your own after a late breakfast.
Afternoon: Macal River canoeing. While canoeing we have the chance to see Neotropic Cormorants, yellow tailed orioles, Northern water thrush Mangrove Swallows, Amazon Kingfishers, Green Kingfishers, Gray-necked Wood-rails and other wildlife that frequent the riverbanks such as iguanas sunning themselves on the rocks and trees. O/N Crystal Paradise Resort. B/L/D
Day 7: DEPARTURE – Return transfer to Belize City or International Airport after a great Birding in Belize vacation. Optional stop at the Belize Zoo.
Things to pack for your Birding in Belize trip:
- Personal medication & Basic first-aid
- Insect repellent and sun-screen
- Binoculars, sunglasses, Camera and batteries
- Back pack for day trips
- Water bottles (as we have 5 gals purified water you can refill from creating less garbage)
- Rain poncho, long sleeve shirts, long pants
- Casual clothing, hat, Comfortable shoes or hiking boots
- Sandals or water shoes
- Flashlights, and Underwater disposable camera