Belize is home to more than 570 species of birds, with an average of five new species discovered each year. As watchers often spot 50 species in a single outing, be sure to keep your eyes open and your binoculars handy. Whether on a remote island, along the coast, on a jungle walk, or in the backyard of a hotel, visitors are bound to encounter spectacular plumage, stirring calls, and the steady drumming of a hummingbird’s wings.

Popular areas to observe migrant and resident birds are: Crooked Tree Village, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary and Southern Belize.

The Crooked Tree Village

is known to have Water-Birds, these are the main attraction for their visitors. One is the Jabiru Stork which is one of the most spectacular birds in Belize.

Baboon Sanctuary

is known for its famous Black Howler monkeys, but they also have surprisingly over 200 species of birds which is an extensive variety to see in one day.


on the way to Lamanai, cruise along the river banks, amidst the beautiful scenery, you can sight exotic birds, including Black-Collared Hawk, Northern Jacana, Mangrove swallow, Olive-Throated Parakeet, American Pygmy Kingfisher and occasionally a Purple Gallinule.