Whether you're a seasoned "twitcher" or a beginning Birder,
duPlooy's can ensure you a great Birding Experience ....
With such a diversity of habitats, Belize is home to over 570 species of birds. Beautiful and endangered species such as the roseate spoonbill (above), Orange-breasted Falcon (right) Jabiru Stork, Scarlet Macaw, Sungrebe, Harpy Eagle, Solitary Eagle, Crested Eagle, Ocellated Turkey and Chestnut-bellied Heron, to name but a few, are residents of the tropical forests and inland water ways.
In addition to the abundance and diversity of the more regular Central American bird species, Belize is also the winter home for many migrants from North America. Shorebirds can be found in the coastal areas of Belize where large tracts of mangroves and cayes provide a suitable habitat. Twenty-two species of hummingbirds inhabit Belize.
Since some of the best Belize bird watching sites are found close to other Belize attractions, coupling your birding adventure with other fun pursuits will only add to your experience.
Both casual and serious birders will appreciate bird watching with our knowledgeable guides and having the opportunity to add several endangered or rare species to their life lists.
AM Birding from the "Bird Deck" at duPlooy's
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(B=Breakfast included; L=Lunch included; D=Dinner included)
Day 1 – After clearing customs Bird your way to Crooked Tree Lagoon [ new window ] for an overnight at Crooked Tree Lodge, evening bird walk. Normally it is about an hour's drive, but since we stop for birds ... D
Day 2 –AM trip on the Lagoon to look for water fowl before heading off to duPlooy’s via a stop at the Belize Zoo. Stop for lunch along the way. BLD
Day 3 – Meet at the deck at 6am for an early morning guided walk on the grounds. After your walk, breakfast and a little time to freshen up, bird more around the lodge grounds and Botanic Gardens before lunch. After lunch, wander about on your own, enjoy the river or just relax.
See Birding at duPlooy's. BLD
Guided night walk to look for night jars, potoo, owls and other creatures of the night.
Day 5 – Take a day to bird on your own or book another trip (not included in package price)
See Activities & Tours. BLD
Day 7 – Cross the border into Guatemala for 2 nights in Tikal. There are plenty of birds and lots of animals as well. A local guide will meet you and show you around as well as giving you a tour of the archaeology of Tikal. A birding guide will also accompany you while you your way into the sunset. You will be staying at the Tikal Jungle Lodge.
Days 8 – After breakfast bird your way back to Belize. BLD
Day 9 – Head South with a stop at the Inland Blue Hole and spend the next 2 night at Hopkins Village on the Caribbean. Dinner is on your own here since there are plenty of restaurants. Here is your opportunity to experience some local Garifuna Food or local fish dishes. BL - No dinner
Days 10 – Get up early and do a bird walk through the Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Preserve. You probably won’t see any jaguars, but you will see plenty of birds and some new vegetation. BL - No dinner
Day 11 – Take a short ride to Dangriga for the short flight back to Belize International for your trip home or onward destination. B
*** Night walks available any nights you wish.
There are owls and nightjars out there, as well as mammals, insects, frogs, etc.
Birding in Belize Package Prices
Birding Package Price Includes:
- 8 Nights Accommodations
- Transportation & Tours as listed
- All Meals at duPlooy's beginning with dinner on arrival day,
through breakfast on departure day EXCEPT for dinners on Days 9 & 10
- Entrance Fees
- Comps for group leaders
- ALL Taxes & Service Charges
* PRICE PER PERSON IN $ US