Wildlife and Belize Birdwatching
El Pilar Maya Forest Birding Tour
Pack your bags, we are going to the jungle! We leave town at 6:00am and head to this archaeological site tucked under the Maya Forest. Along the way, we will be looking for Bat Falcons, Gartered Trogons, Black-crowned Tityras and Green-backed Sparrows. We can stop along the forest road for our packed breakfast and coffee, while listening out for Collared Forest-Falcon and Laughing Falcons.
At the site, we will roam along the ancient trails left behind by the Maya, in search of Tody Motmots, Lesson’s Motmot, Royal Flycatcher and Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher. On the tall trees, we will seek Lineated and Pale-billed Woodpeckers. Several forest raptors perch in the canopy. We can expect Gray Hawk, Black Hawk-Eagle and White Hawk and occasionally get distracted by the Howler Monkeys along the branches.
We have lunch on site at a designated Picnic spot at the edge of the forest. We often see Coatis and other tropical mammals darting from tree to tree while having lunch. To end the trip, we head back slowly and picking up other species like Ivory-billed Woodcreeper, Gray-headed Tanager, Black-throated Shrike-Tanager and Thicket Tinamou. Along our drive, we might even encounter Great Curassow and Crested Guan.
PACKED BREAKFAST AND PACK LUNCH ARE INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE.