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[8 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

In addition to the September celebrations, another treat is in store for nature lovers – this is the time when migratory birds make their way down from the plummeting temperatures of the north to take advantage of Belize’s famous weather and pristine environment. And the varied landscape means that an extraordinary variety of birds join savvy human travellers in spending their winter months here.

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[4 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

With a temperature that doesn’t vary much month to month, and a landscape where green is always to be found, year round swimming and long pants usually a fashion statement more than a necessity, it’s hard to put a finger on why April in Belize seems so particularly wonderful.

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[10 Jan 2014 | One Comment | ]

Voila – a new home for yellow-headed parrots, who will hopefully nest and produce offspring to boost the population of this endangered species.

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[12 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

Chaa Creek is absolutely amazing. What the owners were able to build out almost raw jungle and farmland over the last 30 odd years is almost inconceivable. And a policy to train and employee only Belizeans at all levels at the lodge and to give a percentage of profits back to the community?

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[7 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

“Belize is definitely birding heaven, with over 308 species recorded in the Chaa Creek nature reserve alone,” Mr Choco said. “Even people not generally interested in birding soon become fans just by walking along the miles of trails and spotting the toucans, parrots, falcons and other birds that make their homes here. One such specie of birds is the bare throated Tiger-Heron, scientifically known as Tigrisoma mexicanum. This specie of heron is approximately 30 inches. It has a very slow, lumbering flight and a heavyset neck.

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[14 Feb 2013 | One Comment | ]

Naturalist guide Miguel Choco said that with such a wealth of avian wildlife in Belize, finding birds is easy. But finding the birds you want is where experience and expertise comes in.

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[12 Feb 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

The tiny Caribbean nation of Belize is part of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor, which stretches from Mexico through Central America and is home to a diverse range of birds and wildlife. Mr Choco said that this, combined with Chaa Creek’s own 365 acre private rainforest reserve, has created an unparalleled opportunity for birding. “We’re basically a protected region within a protected region, so it’s a great sanctuary for local and migratory birds, and that’s why we have such an abundance of wildlife here,” he said.

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[25 Jan 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

It’s beauty of plumage, charm of voice, and gentleness of demeanor, make it indeed not only a lovely, but a truly lovable bird. Doubtless, also, the nature of the Hooded Warbler’s haunts increase its attractiveness, not merely because these well-watered woodlands are in themselves inviting, but because they bring the bird down to our level.

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[3 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]

The Great Kiskadee is found from Texas, USA to Argentina and is common in Bermuda, where it was introduced in the 1950s. The Great Kiskadee lives in open woodlands, streamside thickets, groves, orchards and parks. In the tropics it occurs widely in many semi-open habitats, usually avoiding dense unbroken forest. It is a permanent resident throughout its range and does not migrate.

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[17 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

Among its particularities is its aggressive and territorial nature, often times seen attacking larger birds and able to elude raptors by easily maneuvering through the air with agility and precision.

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[10 Jan 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the day is the Collared Aracari Toucan and its scientific name is Pteroglossus torquatus. This social toucanet breeds from Southern Mexico and throughout Central America making its year-round home in the tropical rainforests.

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[8 Jan 2012 | One Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the day is the Ruddy Ground Dove and is scientifically known as Columbina talpacoti. The Ruddy Ground Dove is a resident breeder from Mexico, Central and South America, Peru, Brazil, Paraguay, northern Argentina, and Trinidad and Tobago. In Belize, it is a fairly common resident on the Northern Cayes, along the coast and in the Southern, Western and Central Belize.

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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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[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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[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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[3 Oct 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

Belize, considered to be one of mother nature’s best kept secrets, today announces exciting adventure travel packages for the fall season. These itineraries are designed for the traveler who wants unrivaled access to nature through activities that stray far from the typical vacation. With 40 percent of the country under some form of protection, Belize is one of the world’s best places to experience nature and adventure.

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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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[25 Jul 2011 | 3 Comments | ]

SUNDAY July 24, 2011 – The morning wakeup call was at 6:30AM but with all the excitement, the eco kids were already up from before 6AM. The theme of the day was Biodiversity and Conservation which meant that a lot of hiking and exploring would be involved in today’s itinerary.

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[6 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
One country that I have not had the opportunity to visit is Belize

I love to travel; I enjoy birding, trekking through the rain forest searching for mammals, discovering new plants, exploring ruins of ancient civilizations, snorkeling, scuba diving, and learning about the history, culture, and meeting the people of a new country. Chaa Creek offers all of this and so much more. I also love that the Lodge offers professional naturalist birding guides to help spot the over 300 species of birds that live in Belize. I have no doubt that the Lodge at Chaa Creek will offer a professional staff for any need or question.