A Birding Bonanza in Belize

From rainforests to lagoons, Belize makes the perfect home to many endemic and rare birds. Alongside experts, explore these special habitats to search for some incredible species.
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Program No. 23376RJ
11 days
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At a Glance

Bird is the word on this avian adventure in Belize! Search for dozens of unique species on our first Central American birding program outside of Costa Rica. Alongside local experts, hone your birding skills by learning expert tips and tricks for seeking out the rare creatures that call this country home. On field trips to national parks, rainforests, jungles, lagoons and more, look for a colorful array of local birds such as Yucatan Jay, Orange-breasted Falcon, Yellow-headed Parrot, or the elusive Agami Heron. With our top-notch instructors, you’ll have the rare opportunity to spread your wings into the beautiful birding culture of Belize.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
This itinerary features early morning wake-up calls and multiple days with pre-breakfast birding activities. Walking up to three miles daily, approximately 4 hours, over varied terrain in hot/humid conditions, long periods standing and extensive daily travel by bus. Elevations up to 3,700 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore open pine savannahs and associated wetlands at the foothills of the Manatee Forest Reserve.
  • Sail on the Silk Cayes and to its surrounding islands to watch for Brown Noddy, Bridled Tern and Brown Booby.
  • Join a top-notch instructor at the Belize Zoo and observe about 48 different native bird species, such as the endangered Yellow-headed Parrot and Aplomado Falcon.

General Notes

All Road Scholar birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1 in the field. We adhere to the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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