Wildlife and Belize Birdwatching

Laguna Aguacate & Spanish Lookout Area Birding Tour

After a quick coffee in town, we depart at 6:00am towards the Mennonite farmlands of Spanish Lookout. This mosaic of agricultural lands, open fields, riparian habitat and patches of forest, help create a diverse mix of birds. At Aguacate, we find a pristine broadleaf forest with species such as Slaty-tailed Trogon, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Ruddy Woodcreeper and Strong-billed Woodcreeper. Here the forest merges into a small lake where Blue-wing Teals, Wood Storks, Least Grebes and Yellow-crowned Night Herons can be found. Above the canopy, look out for White Hawks and Gray-headed Kites.

 

 Next, we head to the open fields, playgrounds for Aplomado Falcons and Crested Caracaras and where White-tailed Hawks soar, looking for a meal. These fields are also excellent for brilliant feathered friends such as the Vermilion Flycatcher, Blue Ground-Dove, and Black-cowled Orioles. Towards the end of the day, we will spend some time near the river, for species like Mangrove Swallow, Amazon Kingfisher and perhaps even the elusive and super-cute American Pygmy Kingfisher.

 

PACKED BREAKFAST AND LUNCH 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 $115/per persons


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