The Central American country of Belize, located on the Yucatan Peninsula, is an emerging destination for North American birders because of its close proximity to the U.S., diverse cultures and food, and nearly 600 species of birds in an area the size of New Jersey. It also helps that Belize is an English-speaking country with the friendliest and most genuine people you will ever meet. Belize is such a magical place, and we want to share it with you. We’ve arranged the best local guides and tours, mixing birding trips to different habitats with cultural tours and boat trips. Check out the itinerary to get a day-by-day understanding of this amazing adventure!
One of the beautiful aspects of this trip is the variety of accommodations we use, particularly when it comes to each place's setting. We will spend the first night at Black Orchid Resort, located near the airport and a great place to rejuvenate after a day of travel. We will then spend 3 nights at Black Rock Lodge, an eco-lodge along the Macal River at the edge of the jungle. Our next stop is for one night at Bird's Eye View Lodge in the village of Crooked Tree, before visiting Lamanai Outpost Lodge for our final two nights. At each place we will eat well, see beautiful birds, and relax in beautiful surroundings with comfortable accommodations.
Because we are traveling as a group, we require that anyone participating in this tour is up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters. We also encourage everyone to get their annual flu shots. All lodges that we stay at are Tourism Gold Standard for health and safety.
You will share a room with spouse, partner, or friend. You will be able to enter your roommate's info later in the booking process.
A limited number of single occupancy rooms are available on this trip at an extra cost. If you would like a roommate but don't have one, please register as double occupancy (one person) and I will try to find a roommate for you. If no one is available when the trip is full, you will have the choice to withdraw or pay the single occupancy rate.
Our meeting spot is in the connections lobby of the Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) in Ladyville, Belize, preferably before 2:00 p.m. A driver from Black Orchid Resort will be there to transport us to the resort, where we will check in to the Garden View Rooms. For those wanting to get out and explore, an optional guided boat trip on the Belize River will be available. If you would prefer relaxing and watching the Black-crowned Tityra (pictured above), orioles, and warblers on the resort grounds, that is also an option. We will enjoy dinner in the resort restaurant, then get to bed to rest up for the big days ahead.