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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 June 7, 2011

Glover’s Reef Species Guides just published

The Wildlife Conservation Society, owners of nearby Middle Caye and the Glover’s Reef Research Station has just published a new on-line Picture Guide to the Organisms of Glover’s Reef Atoll. They are posted on the Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve web site and can be downloaded free and used by anyone. These are designed to assist interested individuals in quick recognition of organis

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on May 2, 2011

Purple gallinule spotted on Long Caye!

I just heard from the folks out on the island and a few days ago an inland bird showed up out there! In the rail family, the Purple Gallinule is not known to fly long distances. I don’t know if it got blown out there or what! I am so bummed out that I missed it! Here’s a photo of the bird on the island.

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on March 29, 2011

Belize Bird List: Long Caye at Glover’s Reef

We have a birding register in our dining hall. Sometimes months go by and no one enters anything in it, but we have quite an impressive record going back to 1999. Last week I made a cumulative list and found we have collectively seen 82 species on this little island. The complete list: American Redstart, Anhinga, Baltimore Oriole, Barn Swallow, Bay Breasted Warbler, Belted Kingfisher, Black And Wh

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on February 22, 2011

Birding in Belize: Frigate Birds

Found throughout the Caribbean, the ubiquitous Frigate Bird is no stranger to Long Caye. One can see them everyday without fail, soaring above the island on updrafts created when the trade winds hit the island. They are aerodynamic birds, the best fliers of any local birds we see, with their distinctive swept back, long narrow wings. Frigates are so good at soaring that we seldom ever see them tak

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