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Birding In Belize
Spanish and English
We love to share our birds and our beautiful country side with our visitors so I am sure you will have a great time with us and leave bird happy.
Crooked Tree, Blue Hole, laguna Aguacate, Mountain Pine ridge, El Pilar, Bocawina, Jaguar Reserve
Lovely Cotinga, Orange Breasted Falcon, Purple Gallinule, Kingfisher, Snail kite, Savannah Vulture, Spotted Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, Vermillion Flycatcher, Social Flycatcher, Kingbird, Yucatan Jay, Rufous Browed Peppershrike, Bobwhite, Yucatan Woodpecker, Yucatan Poorwill, Northern Pottoo, Jabiru, Sungrebe, Boat-billed Herons, Agami Herons, Banded Backed Wren, Tanagers, Yellow faced Grassquits, Rufous-capped Warblers, Acorn Woodpeckers, Yellow-backed Orioles, Golden-hooded Tanagers, Black headed Siskin, Orange-Breasted Falcon, King Vulture, Ornate Hawk, Eagle Black, White Hawk Eagle, Stygian Owl, Toddy-Motmot Slaty-tailed Trogon, Orange-breasted Falcon, Ocellated Turkey, Crested Guan, Ocellated Turkey, Pheasant Cuckoo, Yellow-bellied Tyranulet, Chestnut-collared Woodpecker, Red-lored Parrot, Mealy Parrot, Brown-hooded Parrot, Cinnamon Hummingbird, Whimbrel, Black Catbird, Bananaquit, Yucatan Vireo, Rufous-necked Woodrail, Magnificent Frigate-bird, Brown Pelican,
Northern and Central Belize/ Caye Caulker and Tikal in Guatemala (8 days, 7 nights)
Tour starts every Tuesday and Saturday all year long
We are offering a 10% discount on tours booked in June as a father's day special on tours between now and April 2020!
Come join us in beautiful Belize. We love to share our birds and our beautiful countryside with our visitors. Belize being a small English speaking country with many habitats allows us to cover many areas and see plenty of species in a short time. We are sure you will have a great time with us and leave bird happy.
Day 1: ARRIVAL BELIZE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT / CROOKED TREE
After clearing immigration and customs you are met by your guide and travel the Northern Highway to Crooked tree village inside the 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: BIRIDNG BY BOAT/ 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: MOUNTAIN PINE RIDGE/ SLATE CREEK CANYON
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 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 then make a visit to the slate creek canyon where 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 5: CRYSTAL PARADISE/TIKAL
Travel 1 1/2 hr drive into neighboring Guatemala to visit a very important Maya site. Located in the Peten lowland of Guatemala, this huge Classic Period Maya site, rich in jungle flora and fauna, is considered one of the world's premier Archaeological Reserves. The park consists of 225+ square kilometers Guided tour of Tikal Maya site itself which offers great birding opportunities.
Some of the birds we hope to see include the Toddy-Motmot Slaty-tailed trogons, orange breasted falcons, Ocellated turkeys, Crested Guans and more. Breakfast at Crystal Paradise; Lunch, Dinner, & Overnight at Tikal Inn
DAY 6: BIRDING IN TIKAL/ CAYE CAULKER
We wake up early have some coffee and bird the immediate area of the lodge within the park as we look for Ocellated-turkeys, Pheasant Cuckoo, Yellow-bellied Tyranulet, Chestnut-collared Woodpeckers, Red-lored Parrots, Mealy Parrots, Brown-hooded and more. Leave Tikal after a late breakfast and transfer to Belize City optional stops along the way to bird and have lunch at a local restaurant.
Breakfast Tikal & Overnight Seaside cabanas or Pura Vida Inn in Caye Caulker.
DAY 7: CAYE CAULKER BIRDING- SNORKEL AT CORAL GARDENS
Pre-breakfast bird walk on the reserve there as we look for the Cinnamon Hummingbird, Whimbrels, Black Catbird, Bananaquit, Yucatan Vireos, Rufous-necked Woodrail and more. Magnificent Frigate-birds and Brown Pelicans are commonly seen flying over the sea.
Snorkeling tour departs at 10:30 to the Coral Gardens Reserve. Belize is home to the second largest barrier reef and is teeming with marine life. We can swim in crystal clear waters with the sharks and Rays as we enjoy the many colorful fishes, turtles and other marine life.
Overnight Seaside cabanas or Pura Vida Inn in Caye Caulker
DAY 8: CAYE CAULKER TO BELIZE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Boat transfer Caye Caulker to Belize City Marine terminal and a short drive to BZE Int'l airport. Getting you there two hours prior to your flight home after a fun filled birding vacation in Belize.
US$2,195.00 per person, double occupancy (Single Supplement US$2,619.00)
Includes: All transportation, tours, guides, park fees, lodging and meals as stated B,L,D. Breakfast Lunch and Dinners
We also have an Advance 10 Days Itinerary for the serious birders.
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San José. Capital of Costa Rica. Arrival day at International airport Juan Santamaria.
La Selva Biological Station. Nicaraguan Seed-Finch, Purple-throated Fruitcrow. Visit to Cinchona hummingbird Station. Spectacular Emerald toucanet, the endemic Coopery headed Emerald, Magenta-throated Woodstart.
La Selva Biological Station. Great-green macaw, Toucans and Tanagers.
Arenal Volcano. Rufous and Broad billed motmots, Rufous-winged Woodpecker.
Arenal Volcano vicinity, Keel-billed motmot, Turquoise Cotinga, Great Curassow.
Abangaritos, North Pacific Dry Forest, Shorebirds, Jabiru, Long-tailed Manakin
Abangaritos, North Pacific Dry Forest, White throated Magpie-jay.
Carara. Central Pacific. Emblematic Scarlet Macaw, Manakins and Antbirds.
Carara. River Boat tour at Tarcoles. Crocodiles, Spoonbills, Kingfishers
San Gerardo de Dota. Most beautiful bird in the world Resplendent Quetzal.
San Gerardo de Dota. Hummingbird, Warblers and lots of near-endemics
Depart to San Jose. Hotel Robledal.
Departure day. Fly home.
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Birding in the Caribbean - Every Endemic in the Lesser Antilles: April 13th - 28th 2019
Islands visited on this trip:
Barbados, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Antigua, Barbuda, Saint Vincent, Grenada (with optional extension to Trinidad)
From the magnificent Imperial Parrots dwelling in the montane forests of Dominica and the highly threatened Grenada Dove on the "Spice Isle" of Grenada, to the last population of Whistling Warblers still surviving on the volcanic slopes of St.Vincent's La Soufriere, the Lesser Antilles is home to some of the rarest and most spectacular endemic bird species on the planet. Join Caribbean professional bird guide and Director of Birding the Islands Ltd, Ryan Chenery, on an incredible Caribbean birding adventure through the islands of the Lesser Antilles in search of every endemic, near-endemic and regional indigenous species.
Gaze out across the sparkling Caribbean Sea as you travel between islands by catamaran;
Feel the sand between your toes as you step out of beachside hotels and stroll along miles of white sandy shores;
Endemics seen, indulge in a celebratory cocktail as the sun sets on some of the most stunning coastlines in the world.
This truly is a birding trip with a difference, this is a birding trip through paradise!
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For detailed itinerary and pricing, along with video and slideshows from our trips visit our website at: www.birdingtheislands.com
Birding Pals Jan 2019 Uganda Tour
Your Guide Deogratius Muhumuza
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The tour starts and ends in Entebbe on the shores of Lake Victoria. Upon arrival, you will be picked from the Airport by the hotel shuttle and taken to your hotel for refreshments, dinner, and overnight stay. Early arrivals will give a chance to bird around Entebbe areas; the Botanical Gardens and/or any other nearby site.
The highlights of our visit will be a walk in L. Mburo NP woods, Albertine rift endemics in Bwindi and Kibale NPs, & tracking Mountain Gorillas in the misty forests of Bwindi!
Birding the Islands of the Caribbean
Tour 1: The Perfect Combo
Islands Visited: Barbados, Dominica, St.Lucia and Trinidad
Tour 2: Lesser is More in The Antilles
Islands visited: Barbados, St.Lucia, Martinique, Dominica, St.Vincent, Grenada and Trinidad
April 13th - April 28th 2019
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