Wildlife and Belize Birdwatching

Pooks Hill & Actun Tunichil Muknal Birding Tour

We leave town at 6:00am and head towards the Teakettle area of the Cayo District. A 20-minute drive off-road takes us to the jungle-covered paradise of Pook’s Hill. Here we are met by White-necked Jacobins before having coffee and breakfast. We will spend some time birding around the Palapa and the small Maya plaza looking for Band-backed Wrens, Golden-olive Woodpecker, Purple-crowned Fairy and Green-breasted Mango.

 

Next, we will explore “the meadow”, a large opening in the forest where we find species such as Smoky-brown Woodpecker, Passerini’s Tanager, Central American Pygmy Owl and Spectacled Owl, a true highlight in this area! Above this opening, Montezuma Oropendolas, Great Black-Hawks, Double-toothed Kites and Hook-billed Kites soar. After walking all this area and trails, we head back to the Palapa for lunch, after which we have a little time to relax on the hammocks upstairs.

 

Lastly, we head to the Roaring River via a forest trail. We are likely to encounter Barred Antshrike, Dusky Antbird, Dot-winged Antwren and Limpkin. While at the river we expect Amazon Kingfisher and Ringed Kingfisher and perhaps even an elusive Agami Heron at the slow-moving creek. There is time to take a refreshing dip in the river before heading back to your hotel.

 

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.

 

Please note: There is a dress code that requires shorts and shirt for all participants.

 

 

MIN. # OF PERSONS: 4
PRICE: US $125/per persons


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