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[29 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the day is the Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl which is scientifically known as the Glaucidium Brasilianum. This small owl ranges from 7 inches (18cm) in size and breeds in South-central USA, Mexico, and Central America (Belize of course) and takes residence in parts of South America. It can be found in mid-levels to sub canopy within deciduous and semi-deciduous broad leaf forests.

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[24 Dec 2011 | One Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the day is the Slaty-tailed Trogon and it’s scientifically known as the Trogan Massena. These magnificent and colorful birds range from Central Veracruz and Central Yucatan Peninsula, to Northern South America. In Belize, it is fairly a resident of Northern Stann Creek, Northern Central Cayo, and also in the Western and Central Orange Walk district.

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[14 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

Today’s Belize photo of the day is the White-crowned Parrot and its scientific name is Pionus senilis. This specie is a very common resident of mainland Belize and also ranges from the southern Yucatan to the Pacific slope in Costa Rica and West Panama. White-crowned Parrots are always spotted at Chaa Creek’s nature reserve but can most commonly be spotted at the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve as their habitat is canopy to sub canopy broadleaf and pine forests.

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[12 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

Today’s Belize photo of the day is the Passion Flower. Depending on the genus, these flowers vary from a half inch (1cm) to as much as six inches (15cm) and can be found almost all over the world including Belize. The above picture was taken at Chaa Creek’s Maya Farm.

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[30 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Todays Belize photo of the day the Lantana and its scientifically known as Lantana camara. Lantanas are a native species to the New World and Old World Tropics and the Southern parts of the United States.

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[28 Nov 2011 | 6 Comments | ]

Today’s Belize photo of the day is the White-fronted Parrot and its scientific name is Amazona albifrons. This specie is also known as the White-fronted Amazon and nicknamed the Spectacled Amazon Parrot. It is named for it’s white patch of feathers on their foreheads and bright red coloring around their eyes.

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[25 Nov 2011 | 4 Comments | ]

Today’s Belize photo of the day is Birdwatching at Chaa Creek. Today’s photo focuses of one of the many fabulous and adventurous onsite activities offered at Chaa Creek – our ” Early morning bird walk”. Starting at 6:30am, a naturalist guide takes guests on an hour and a half of unforgettable birding experience.

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[21 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

Today’s Belize photo of the day is the Rio Grande Leopard Frog and its scientific name is Rana berlandieri. This aquatic frog is native to the southern US in Texas and New Mexico, and throughout south and central Mexico. This specie has been found from sea level to about 1,000 ft (333m) in elevation and may occur at higher elevations such as Belize’s Maya Mountains.

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[13 Sep 2011 | One Comment | ]

Today’s Belize photo of the day is the Crimson Patch butterfly and its scientific name is Chlosyne janais. The genus Chlosyne are well recognized because of their black and orange ground colors and its species range from Mexico to Colombia, occurring from sea level to 1,200 meters above sea level.

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[6 Sep 2011 | One Comment | ]

Today’s picture of the day is the domestic Goat and its scientific name is Capra aegagrus hircu. This photo creates a special occasion since we are excited to introduce the arrival of our newest members of the Maya Farm family. Two male kids – Sylvano and Nieve(snow in Spanish), both born to their mother Cus Cus.

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[31 Aug 2011 | One Comment | ]

Today’s Picture of the day involves trivia…
Can you tell us where you can find these angels at Chaa Creek?

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[24 Aug 2011 | 3 Comments | ]

Today’s picture of the day is the Yucatan Black Howler Monkey and its scientific name is Alouatta pigra. This specie loves evergreen and semi-deciduous forests, remnant forest along rivers, and tall second growth. It is common throughout Belize, parts of Mexico and Guatemala unlike its relative the Mantled Howler Monkey – Alouata palliate – a little smaller specie which occurs mainly in Costa Rica.

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[17 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]

Today’s picture of the day is the Gray Fox, scientifically known as Urocyon cinereoargenteus. This particular one most of the time resides around the Macal River Camp area at Chaa Creek.

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[10 Aug 2011 | One Comment | ]

Today’s picture of the day is the Common Pauraque scientifically known as Nyctidromus albicollis. They are known as the masters of disguise since they can camouflage themselves well to blend in with their habitat.

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[2 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]

Today’s picture of the day is the female Striped Basilisk scientifically known as the Basiliscus vitatus. These creatures are commonly encountered in the vicinity of aquatic habitats and will occasionally run for short distances across the surface of the water, hence the famous nickname the Jesus Christ Lizard.

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[28 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]

Meet Chaa Creek’s Eco Kids Camp 2011 councilors! From left to right they are: Salome Oliver, Shahira Mushcamp, Erin Manzanero, Jacquelyn Britt, Levi Baldwin, Jackie Fabro, Lorenzo Gonzalez and Peter Liang.

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[23 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]

Today’s picture of the day is the Giant wild Cockroach and its scientific name is Blaberus giganteus. The giant wild cockroach is one of the world’s largest cockroaches and it mostly resides in the tropics.

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[22 Jul 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

Today’s picture of the day is the Red-eyed tree frog and its scientific name is Agalychnis callidryas. The specific name, callidryas, is from Greek calli, a prefix meaning “beauty,” and dryas, refers to a deity or nymph of the woods.

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[21 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]

Today’s picture of the day is that of the Central American Agouti and its scientific name is Dasyprocta Punctata. The Central American Agouti prefers tropical habitats such as Belize and is widespread in Mesoamerica and South America. The one in this picture blends in harmoniously as a local resident of Chaa Creek’s 365 acre private nature reserve and it is very much at home inside cavities of fallen rotted trees!

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[20 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]

Today’s picture is one of the many beautiful tropical flower in the Central and South America it is the MEXICAN PETUNIA and it,s scientific name is Ruellia brittonia. Native of tropical South America there are at least a dozen varieties including a dwarf variation.