I did 4 tours with these guys around San Ignacio. They were all great tours, well organized, on time, good transportation, good guides and good information on the tours in the office. The only thing I had to think of was to pay and then enjoy!

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I did 4 tours with these guys around San Ignacio. They were all great tours, well organized, on time, good transportation, good guides and good information on the tours in the office. The only thing I had to think of was to pay and then enjoy!

– Tripadvisor review

Wildlife And Belize Birdwatching

CROOKED TREE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY BIRDING TOUR

This massive Ramsar site was declared a Wildlife Sanctuary many years ago due to the importance it holds for waders and shorebirds.  The main lagoon is fed by a small creek which pumps in water during the rainy season and drains out water during the dry season.  As water levels fluctuate, waders can become very abundant.  

Here we search for Black-collared HawkJabiruSungrebe, and the huge Ringed Kingfisher.  Along the more solitary creeks, we will be looking for the ultra-elusive Agami Heron and the shy Boat-billed Herons.  On the mud flats, sometimes Roseate Spoonbills gather in the hundreds and mingle with Purple Gallinule and Northern Jacanas.  Snail Kites and Great Black-Hawks are also commonly found along the creeks.

As we exit this site, we have chances of spotting Crane Hawk and Yellow-headed Parrots along the savannahs.  This is also a good spot for Vermilion Flycatchers and Fork-tailed Flycatchers.  Look above for soaring White-tailed Hawks and Wood Storks.

 

Optional:

For an additional price, take a boat ride across the lagoon to search for all of our target species.

Intensity:

 
Easy

1 Easy – Minimal physical exertion, mostly walking on even terrain with little to no obstacles.
2 Moderate – Some walking on uneven surfaces, navigating through occasional obstacles or rocky terrain.
3 Intermediate – Significant physical activity involving hiking, climbing, and maneuvering through uneven and slippery terrain.
4 Difficult – Demanding physical activity, including climbing over rocks, wading through water, and tight spaces.
5 Challenging – Extremely strenuous activity, requiring advanced physical fitness, agility, and endurance. May involve swimming, advanced climbing, and confined spaces.

Recommended Age:

 
No age restriction

Duration:

 
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
tour information

Min. # of Persons:

 
2

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Price:

US

$195

/per person