The Bountiful Beauty of Belizean Birds

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Along with stunning scenery and a wealth of Maya temples and archaeological sites, Belize is also known for an amazing diversity and number of birds.
From flocks of migrants attracted to the veritable supermarket of insects and plants found in the country’s pristine rainforests, to the many multihued residents such as parrots, scarlet macaws, falcons and other tropical forest dwellers, little Belize always has a backdrop of delightful birdsong to accompany any activity.

September in Belize: Another Reason to Visit!

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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.

Why is the Groove-Billed Ani an Elusive Belize Bird

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This is a Groove-billed Ani, Crotophaga Sulcirostris, a bird of savannas and other open spaces. It has a fairly general diet, feeding on fruits, seeds and insects. The Groove-billed Anis is an unusual bird because they live in small groups consisting of one to five breeding pairs. As a group, these birds defend their territory, and they also lay their eggs in one communal nest, where all of the group members incubate the eggs and care for the young.