This protected area was declared Belize’s first Ramsar site based on the wetland’s international significance especially for many migratory and non-migratory wetland bird species in 1998. Large numbers of wading birds flock into the lagoons during Belize’s dry season (February … Read more
These wetlands in the Toledo District attract a number of very visible birds forming the principal attraction for visitors to the Sanctuary.
Raptors cruise the valleys of the Pine Ridge and it is the most likely place in Belize to see the rare Orange-breasted Falcon. Reserve specialties include Rufous-capped Warbler, Grace’s Warbler, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin, Stygian Owl, Eastern Bluebird, Rusty Sparrow, … Read more
Of all the habitats in Belize, the littoral forest on the cayes is the most endangered due to coastal development. Caye littoral forests benefit the Black Catbird and White-crowned Pigeon, both are listed as Near-Threatened species. Mangrove habitats attract birds … Read more
The main attraction is the Keel-billed Motmot, which nests in the area. Belize is one of the last outposts where this globally vulnerable species is relatively common. Other notable birds seen at Caracol include Ocellated Turkey, Crested Guan, and Great … Read more
Declared a crown reserve bird sanctuary in 1928, the Red-footed Booby colony of Half Moon Caye is the oldest site for wildlife protection in Belize. Half Moon Caye’s population, an estimated 4,000 birds, is made up almost entirely of white … Read more