Why Belize as a birding destination? The numbers speak for themselves. More than 600 species of birds in an area the size of a New England state. Many varied habitats can be reached in a day. Its not uncommon for a week long itinerary to produce a triplist for more than 300 species in the winter months.
While not having any true endemics, several several Yucatan Peninsula endemics are easily found here. Black Catbird, Yucatan Jay, Yucatan Vireo, Orange-breasted Falcon, and Agami Heron are some of the sought after species often sought and found in Belize.
Belize is an English speaking country making travel much easier for those North American travelers who are not bilingual. Prices are still relatively inexpensive and right now very little of the tourism industry is operated by multinational companies. Most lodges and services are operated by Belizeans or expats who are Belizean residents.
I have made many many trips to Belize and still am exploring and learning, and having a blast every time I go. I hope this website is a resource you can use to make your Belize Birding better and more fun!