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[15 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

We decided to showcase six iconic Belizean animals that are known to inhabit forests, rivers and paddocks surrounding Chaa Creek, and wanted to give a cross section that shows the diversity of species that contributes to interdependent web of life around us.

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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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[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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[14 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the Yucatan Banded Gecko which is scientifically known as the Coleonyx elegans. These small nocturnal lizards live primarily in rocky habitats and are strictly terrestrial with very elegant skin marks and red brown skin.

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[4 Jan 2012 | One Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the day is the Giant Red-winged Grasshopper and its scientific name is Tropidacris Cristata Dux. This giant six inch herbivore lives in humid tropical forests occupying areas in Central America from Costa Rica up to Yucatan and Southern Mexico.