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Birding in Belize

Birds are everywhere in our lives. Belize is an ideal setting for bird watchers with many birding hotspots. As many as 587 birds have been recorded in Belize, of these, approximately 20 percent are migrants from North America. Every year new species are being documented. Eight new records were accepted in 2007, including the Crested Caracara, Canada Goose, and Spot-breasted Oriole. Read more at

About the Belize Birding Festival

The Belize Birding Festival welcomes local and international birders and wildlife enthusiast to enhance their appreciation of the spectacular beauty of the natural habitat, throughout the length and breadth of the country, that the almost 590 resident and migratory birds of Belize live in. Enjoy the day strolling through vendor booths, attending workshops, join a group for a birding tour, share photos and experiences about your birding adventures.

About the Logo

Belize’s lush tropical forests, savannahs, cayes, wetlands and coastal plains offer a myriad of habitat to as many as 590 resident and migratory bird species. To depict the astonishing diversity of birds that can be seen in Belize, an art illustration of the Lovely Cotinga, Crimson-collared Tanager and Keel-billed Toucan are featured in the Belize Birding Festival logo. The Keel-billed Toucan, also known as sulfur-breasted toucan or rainbow-billed toucan, is a colorful Latin American member of the toucan family and is also the national bird of Belize. The male Lovely Cotinga, bright turquoise blue in color, and the Crimson-collared Tanager, black in color with a red collar covering the nape, neck, and breast, are commonly referred to as lifer birds as birders have such a hard time trying to catch a glimpse of them. The green leaves in the logo represent the natural habitats of the birds of which almost half are protected under forest reserves, marine reserves, wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. Belize is an ideal setting for bird watchers with many birding hotspots located throughout the length and breadth of the country. The diverse landscape and flora makes Belize abundantly rich in a variety of ecosystems that provide sustainable habitats for a large number of resident and migratory bird species.

About the Festival Organizers

The Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) in partnership with the Belize Audubon Society (BAS), the Belize Hotel Association (BHA) and the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) are organizing the 2nd Annual Belize Birding Festival to be hosted in the Cayo District on October 19-20, 2019. Our planning committee will be working several months out of the year to organize the festival and will be recruiting volunteers to help out at the events. If you are interested in volunteering or have ideas for new programs or presenters, please Click here. A percentage of the surplus from the festival will be used to support community outreach, wildlife, and youth education programs in Belize. Learn more about the organizers:

Belize Audobun
Belize Tourism Board

1st Belize Birding Festival

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