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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on December 5, 2018

Crooked Tree, Belize & Birds Eye View Lodge

For fantastic birding and a trip back in time to a simpler era, plan a trip to Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary and Crooked Tree Village. Located on a large fresh-water lagoon, the village is surrounded by the wildlife sanctuary. There are four lodges and a few restaurants, all within walking distance of each other. Crooked Tree occupies a huge, natural area and has a population of only 1000 people

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on May 3, 2017

Recommended private birding guide in Belize

Last spring my BFF Kathe and I spent 5 days in Cayo, aka “cottage country” in Western Belize. We stayed in a cute cottage at Windy Hill Resort and took day trips out of there. One of the things on my bucket list was to hire a private birding guide in Belize so that I could broaden my knowledge of Belize birds. Elmer, the manager of Windy Hill, set us up with David Hernandez… what

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on April 6, 2016

New birding website

I communicate with a few other people who own lodges in Belize, people I don’t really know, but I feel like I know them. One of these people is Rob Hirons, owner of a southern Belize lodge called The Lodge at Big Falls. I have visited his place briefly, it is located right on a river down near Punta Gorda. A fabulous place to spend a week or so. Rob publishes the Toledo Howler, a newsletter

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on November 15, 2013

Christmas Bird Count in Belize

Christmas Bird Counts in Belize: everyone is welcome regardless of experience. If you’re a birder, then you may already know: the objective of the Christmas Bird Count is to count (by sight or sound) as many birds as possible in one calendar day within an area encompassed by a circle 15 miles in diameter. The results of some 2,000 such Christmas Bird Counts are published annually by the Na

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on June 12, 2013

Purple gallinule’s unusual visit to Long Caye

It was during the last couple of weeks of our season – a busy year (in fact our biggest season in 30 years!)  It was early afternoon and a group of us were hanging out by the sea kayak palapa when we noticed a huge “grackle commotion.” About 15 of the small black birds were gathered nearby and making quite a racket. We’re used to the antics of the grackles. They abound on

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on May 4, 2012

Belize island bird list – updated

I am just back from 7 weeks in Belize, and most of that time on our island at Glover’s Reef. It was GREAT! We last published our cumulative bird list from Long Caye at Glover’s Reef on March 29, 2011. We have a few new additions to the list, we are now up to 95 birds seen on our island! I am not a birder but am proud to report that I identified one of the new birds! The complete list:

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on January 3, 2012

Long Caye Wildlife: The Caribbean Brown Pelican

There are a total of 6 species of Brown Pelican across tropical North and Central and South America. Caribbean Brown Pelicans are daily visitors to our island at Glover’s Reef. The adult Caribbean Brown Pelican is a large grey-brown water bird with white about its head and neck. Immature birds often have darker heads which lighten as they mature. Full grown adult Caribbean Brown Pelicans, althou

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on September 19, 2011

Osprey on Long Caye, Belize

Ospreys are found at all times of the year on Long Caye. There is a large population of ospreys in Belize, and they inhabit practically every island found in the country, since the barrier reef and atolls provide a perfect habitat for these fish-eating raptors with the abundance of fish present. We commonly have two pairs of osprey nesting on Long Caye, and they patrol the island constantly to kee

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on July 23, 2011

Crystal Paradise Resort, Belize

Yesterday I flew to Belize for my Belize Tourism Board tour of hotels in Belize. I arrived one day early to visit Crystal Paradise Resort, our new Cayo eco-lodge. We will be staying there for two of our Belize packages next season… our Belize Adventure Week trip and our Mayan Odyssey tour. Crystal Paradise was built by the Tut family. They own 21 acres outside of a small village called Cristo Re

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