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Belize Travel Notice – COVID-19

Birding Tours

Belize Birding Tours

ON-SITE BIRDWATCHING

Found within a 17-acre private estate, San Ignacio Resort Hotel offers a playground for bird lovers. Take a stroll with our experienced guide through the jungle and enjoy the twitter and sweet sounds of our backyard friends. During this tour, you can witness colourful creatures including the Blue Tanager, Blue Crowned Mot Mot, Warblers, Woodpeckers, Aracari Toucan, and even rare sightings of our national bird, the Keel-Billed Toucan. Known as “the only jungle in town”, the property has been able to document a record of 119 species within the property.


TIME: Available at 6:00am, 9:00am, 1:00pm
DURATION: 1 ½ – 2 hours
INTENSITY: Moderate
MINIMUM: 2 People
WHAT TO BRING: Comfortable attire and shoes (preferable not white), bug spray, sunblock, binoculars, camera
ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED: Yes


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AGUACATE LAGOON BIRDWATCHING

Located in Spanish Lookout, the Aguacate Lagoon is a 284-acre reserve that offers birders a morning encounter at a remote private reserve. Aerial creatures such as the Scissor Tailed Fly Catcher, Olive Throated Parakeet, and the ever-friendly Great Kiskadee can often be spotted while on this Belize birding adventure. You may also be lucky to sight a few Howler Monkeys who have adopted the Lagoon surroundings as their residence.

 
DURATION: 5 Hours
INTENSITY: Easy
WHAT TO BRING: Comfortable attire and shoes, bug spray, sunblock, binoculars, camera, water


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CRESTED CARACARA PRIVATE RESERVE

Known as the only nesting ground for the Crested Caracara in the West, the Crested Caracara Private Reserve has a total of 200 acres with 11 miles of trails. This tour will take you through broad leaf lowland forests and open grasslands which are the habitat for several species of birds, including the elusive Crested Caracara.


DURATION: 3-4 hours
INTENSITY: Moderate
WHAT TO BRING: Comfortable attire and shoes, bug spray, sunblock, binoculars, camera


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We stayed at the San Ignacio resort for four nights as a base camp for our mainland Belize vacation. The hotel is right in town and about 2 blocks from San Ignacio's "Main Street". The hotel staff was always helpful in giving us advice, direction, and best wishes. The pool is nice and relaxing with a jungle canopy surrounding it. Birds chirping all day with Toucans in the mornings. The hotel also runs an Iguana reserve which is fun to see the personalities of iguanas.