Birding Information

Birdlife International Bird Links to the World

Their site provides a map, covers number of bird species and endemics plus a checklist, general country information, general web pages, bird pictures, and birding and individual trip reports.

"Where Do You Want to Go Birding Today"
Tina MacDonald's excellent site contains links to Belize birding hotspots, checklist and maps, information on endemic and endangered birds.

Checklist for the Cayo District
880,000 acres of protected areas, nature reserves, and national parks within the 2,000 square miles that make up Belize's Cayo District.

Where to Watch Birds


Chan Chich Lodge
Located within a 250,000 acre private reserve in a tropical lowland, Chan Chich Lodge is bordered to the north by another 262,000 acres of protected lands. The grounds produce the highest Christmas Bird Count in Belize and the 5th highest in Central America.

Crystal Paradise Resort
The family-run resort nestled amongst tropical hardwood forest and the picturesque Macal River in Cristo Rey, Cayo District makes the perfect spot for birding forays. The sons, who are avid bird watchers and nature lovers, maintain the beautiful grounds and are knowledgeable in the native flora and fauna. They will also serve as your guides on a variety of tours including hiking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking and birding. Visit caves, waterfalls and Maya ruins The 20 guest rooms are kept clean and comfortable by mother and daughters who also serve up the best home cooked traditional Belizean and international cuisines in an open air dining room setting overlooking the jungle countryside.

duPlooy's Jungle Lodge
duPlooys' Jungle Lodge is adjacent to the Belize Botanic Gardens in San Ignacio, Cayo District. Spectacular bird watching from their deck and 150-foot treetop walkway. Over 300 species of birds have been officially counted in and around duPlooys'.

Tours and Guides

Adventure Caravans
Specialing in RV tours, they offer several birding tours. One is a 65-Day tour of the east coast of Mexico, Yucatan, and Belize. Go to their home page and click on all tours then on Mexico and scroll until you find the listing for the birding tours.

A UK company specializing in tours world-wide for birdwatching, wildlife and photography holidays.

Borderland Tours
Borderland Tours was founded in 1980 to provide well-organized tours to premier birding and natural history destinations, primarily in North and South America.

Crystal Paradise Resort Tours
Crystal Paradise Resort in the Cristo Rey, Cayo District offers birding tours with an English-speaking Belize guide for both avid and casual birders. (Click here for birdlist of the Cayo District)

Exotic Birding
We offer spring birding tours to Belize for bird lovers wanting more than a pure listing trip. We spend more time in each place, and our master guides share their knowledge and explain how to identify the birds in addition to simply finding and naming them. All tours limited to 8 participants.

Field Guides
Field Guides has been operating high-quality birding tours since 1985 from its headquarters in Austin, Texas.

Free Living
A list of British birding tour companies and the time of year of their Belize bird tours.

High Lonesome Ecotours
Birding tours of Belize include Tikal, Guatemala.

Norita's World
(Works best with Internet Explorer)
Birding tours for seniors.

Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT)
Founded in 1974, it is now the largest company in the world specializing in birding tours.

All WINGS leaders have varied interests in natural history and other more or less closely related fields, but the timing and itinerary of our trips are dictated almost entirely by ornithological considerations.

Country Information

Tourist map where you can click and get more information.


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