Belize Birding - Birdwatching Tour

Belize Birding Birdwatching Tour

This tour is a mixture of the best birdwatching destinations in Guatemala including the best locations to appreciate endemic bird species.

We will visit Guatemala’s center highlands (Mountain Forest), the pacific coast (Subtropical Humid Forest), the Biological Corridor of Resplendent Quetzal (cloud forest), las Verapaces and Peten (Tropical Rainforest) in the Guatemala’s lowlands.


  • Highlights: La Milpa – Crooked Tree – Caye Caulker – Hidden Valley
  • Activities: Bird watching – Archaeology – Nature and Wildlife
  • Difficulty: Moderate-High
  • Holiday Type: Tailor-made
  • You will visit: Belize
  • Trip Style: Independent birders – Couples – Small Groups
  • Comfort level: Standard – Luxury
  • Transportation: Minibus – Boat – SUV – Flight
  • Length: 10 Days / 9 Nights (with extension 17 days)
  • Physical demand: Trip may include activities like walks, hikes and boat rides
  • Group size: Minimum 1
  • Pick up / Drop off locations: La Aurora International Airport


Day 1 - Arrival

meet & greet at Belize international airports and depart to Rio Bravo conservation and management area. A night walk for owls will be available for those interested.

welcome dinner

lodging at la milpa

Day 2 - La Milpa Ecolodge & Research Center

birding at la milpa archaeological site, top location in Belize to find the rare crested eagle and other large raptors. Spider monkeys play in the canopy and are a favorite meal for crested eagles.  lodging at la milpa

Day 3 - Rio Bravo Conservation Center

Birding around Rio Bravo conservation and a management area for species such as crane hawk, great curassow, and the brightly colored ocellated turkey.

Lodging at la milpa

Day 4 - Crooked Tree

Birding around blue creek rice fields for several migrant waders and ducks.

After lunch departure to crooked tree

Lodging at bird’s eye view lodge

Day 5 - Crooked Tree

Crooked tree wildlife sanctuary tour on a boat in search of the jabiru stork, snail kites, black-collared hawk and dozens of ducks, egrets, herons, and waders.

Lodging at bird’s eye view lodge

Day 6 - Crooked Tree / Caye Caulker

Sunrise birding on the western lagoon and the edge of crooked tree village in search of typical savannah species such as the Yucatan jay and yellow-headed parrot. After lunch, we depart to Belize city and continue by collective boat to Caye Caulker.

Lodging at seaside cabanas (b,l ,d)

Day 7 - Caye Caulker

Birding around Caye Caulker forest reserve for species such as clapper rail and rufous-necked wood rail and common black hawk. Along the beachfront, we might find godwits and brown boobies, as well as waders skimming through for small crustaceans.

Lodging at seaside cabanas (b,l,d )

Day 8 - Hidden Valley Inn

Departure from Caye Caulker in a collective boat to Belize city and head to mountain pine ridge with a stop at green hills butterfly ranch for about a dozen hummingbirds. hook-billed kites and gray-headed kites have regularly been spotted at this spot too.

Lodging at hidden valley inn (b,l,d )

Day 9 - Hidden Valley Inn

Birding around the hidden valley private reserve for rare raptors such as the orange-breasted falcon, king vulture, solitary eagle, stygian owl and aplomado falcon. In the afternoon we head to Rio Frio cave for encounters with blue-crowned motmot, orange-billed sparrow, and golden-crowned warblers. Montezuma oropendolas, rusty sparrow, and plumbeous kites can frequently be seen along the way as well.

Lodging at hidden valley inn (b,l ,d )

Day 10 - Back Home

Breakfast and transfer to belize international airport with a stop at the belize zoo.

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