Birding in Belize with duPlooy’s

One of the many morning regulars at duPlooy’s deck

Birding in Belize with duPlooy’s

For the  best Birding in Belize create your own vacation  with duPlooy’s.  Start your day with an early morning bird walk with one of our expert guides and then  check out  some of the many species that visit our bird deck in the mornings and throughout the day.  There is always coffee or tea on deck from 6:30am so you can relax while the birds visit you.

 

 

MotMot
Blue-crowned motmot
Bat Falcon

 

A bat falcon  sighting is always a thrill and one can  often be seen perched on a branch of a dead tree.  Sometimes you can see his breakfast mouse, other bird or snake clutched in his talons.

Another regular at the deck at duPlooy’s is the blue-crowned motmot.  See its “vanity tail”

For some of the best birding in Belize, try  Birding  in Belize with duPlooy’s.  You can let us know ahead of time if you are looking for specific birds to add to your list and we can help plan your itinerary around it.  Or discuss each day with your guide where best to find birds you are looking for.

If you just like to look at birds, all of our expert guides can point out the ones you see along the way to one of our many adventure activities.  If you are a serious birder, book your birding vacation far enough in advance to make sure you get one of our specialist bird guides.

Pick up a Bird Checklist at the office if you want to keep track.  If you see anything that is not listed, verify it with your guide and let us know so that we can add it to the list. Quite a few  of our additions have been supplied by our guests.

 

 

Day Trip to Flores

Recently, Ron, my duPlooy Travel partner and I went to Flores, Guatemala for the day to look for some items for the duPlooy restaurant.

This small island community, located on Lake Petén Itzá, is accessed by a causeway which connects Flores to the busy town of Santa Elena, where you will find a thriving and sprawling market place, which winds its way, sometimes chaotically, through back streets, where everything from live chickens to lingerie is sold. Continue reading Day Trip to Flores

Toledo District

We Have been thinking about ways we could promote Belize’s Toledo District (aka the forgotten district) and so we decided to spend a few days having a look around.

Cotton Tree Lodge acted as our hosts and we also visited The Lodge At Big Falls and Tranquility Lodge, outside of town and Blue BelizeCoral House and Beya Suites in Punta Gorda.

Tide Tours, with an office in “downtown” Punta Gorda, was very helpful with information about the many attractions  to see and things to do in the area. Continue reading Toledo District