Belize | March 10, 2024
Belize is an amazing tropical birding trip destination. Here, you’ll find more than 580 species of birds in an area the size of Massachusetts. This makes Belize the perfect birding and bird photographing destination. With Yellowbilled Tours, we offer a small group venue with many varied habitats for birding. A week-long itinerary with us commonly produces a trip list of over 300 tropical bird species. English is the main language of Belize.
Belize is an English-speaking country making travel much easier for North American travelers who are not bilingual. Yellowbilled Tours uses local Belize guides on portions of the field trip, supporting local eco-tourism. In addition, we also use locally-owned lodges and services operated by Belizeans or expats who are Belizean residents. Our many trips to Belize mean we know where to find the birds. In fact, Ebird shows Yellowbilled Tours’ owner, Rich Cimino, in the top 100 of Belize birding with 379 species observed. These trips bring together birding enthusiasts in a small group where many new friendships are formed.
Orange-breasted Falcon (Tikal)
The 2024 field trips are limited to 6 participants on each trip. A minimum of 4 will be required to proceed with the trip. This field trip offers birders with limited Central American birding experience a great introduction into birding the tropics. Custom and Private field trips for couples can be arranged also.
You’ll need to arrive into Belize City International Airport on Sunday March 10th.
I will meet you not later than 3 PM with our vehicle curbside.
March 10 Sunday evening our lodge is the Birds Eye View Lodge.
March 11 Monday birding by boat on the Crooked Tree reservoir and the New River, plus birding key areas in the afternoon.
March 12 Tuesday we drive with birding stops to Hopson Belize which is on the Caribbean Sea coast, for our Guest House.
March 13 Wednesday we Cockscomb National Park part of the Jaguar Preserve.
March 14 Thursday we drive with birding stops to Black Rock Lodge (stay here for two nights) in the Cayo District.
March 15 Friday we visit a Butterfly breeding and research preserve and Mountain Pine Preserve.
March 16 Saturday morning we’ll bird the Guanacaste National Park, and begin a slow drive to Belize City. The trip ends in Belize City Best Western Biltmore Hotel. The field trip fee does not cover your room if you plan to stay overnight.
March 17 Sunday morning flights home or fly to Guatemala City to begin our NEW YBT Guatemala Highland & Coffee Plantation birding Tour.
Optionally, after we end our trip in Belize, you can continue the adventure by joining our Guatemala trip beginning March 18th.