Wildlife and Belize Birdwatching

Caves Branch & Blue Hole Birding Tour

This is a true birding hotspot and it’s not rare to tick off 100 species between dawn and breakfast. The mix of riparian habitat, dense broadleaf forest and a botanical garden, give way to a wide variety of feathered friends. Closer to the river we will search for Black-crowned and Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Black Phoebe and Amazon Kingfishers. Hidden in between the orchid collection and palms, we can find White-collared Manakin, Red-capped Manakin, Scaly-breasted Hummingbird, Long-billed Hermit and a variety of Tanagers and Trogons.

 

Along the access road we will look for White Hawk, Double-toothed Kite and Collared Forest-Falcon. We will keep an eye out for the extravagant Royal Flycatcher and the cautious Great Antshrike. Several species of Woodcreepers and Woodpeckers live here too. Lineated Woodpecker and Black-cheeked Woodpecker are easily found. Ivory-billed Woodcreeper and Ruddy Woodcreepers can also be found here. With luck we will also encounter the Nightingale Wren, a master songster!

 

At the nearby orchards, Orange-breasted Falcon, Black Hawk-Eagle and Striped Cuckoo vocalize constantly during the drier months. Limpkin and Bare-throated Tiger-Heron sometimes take a stroll among the orchards too. Above, Red-lored Parrots and Olive-throated Parakeets mix in with Lesser swallow-tailed and White-collared Swifts. At the end of the day, after all the birding is done and the dust settles down, we have time for a dip into the refreshing inland Blue Hole.

 

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH AT ARE INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE.

INTENSITY: Easy

RECOMMENDED AGE:No age restriction
TIME: 6-7 Hours (approx.)
WHAT TO BRING/WEAR:

  • camera
  • change of clothes and towel
  • Bring reusable water bottles
  • water
  • sturdy shoes
  • sunscreen
  • hat
  • bug spray
  • spotting scope

 

Maya Walk Tours recommends bringing reusable cups and bottles when coming in, to ensure responsible travel and consideration for our beautiful country's environment. So bring your coffee loving cups for some coffee in the morning of your tours.

 

 

MIN. # OF PERSONS: 4
PRICE: US $185/per persons


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