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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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[6 Mar 2012 | One Comment | ]

The toucan’s most distinguished feature is its prolonged bill that is coloured with a mixture of green, red, yellow, or orange and is formed from a substance called keratin which results in the bill being very light but exceptionally strong.

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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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[9 Jun 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Unsurpassed Place for Bird Watching

More than half of the bird species in Belize can be found in Chaa Creek Resort. In fact, the last they counted, it was 308 species. You can download the list of birds found in the resort here. There are about 543 species recognized in this small country according to Belize Zoo.

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[9 Nov 2009 | One Comment | ]
View from the Pier

Over the course of the next couple of days we counted one new adventure after another. We witnessed each stage of a “Belizean Blue” butterfly’s life-from egg, to caterpillar, then pupa, before spreading its wings. Far from simply viewing a sterile science exhibit documenting this marvel of nature, our education was experiential. In a large, screened-in space, we held a delicate pale green pupa and stood amidst widespread fluttering of translucent azure wings, as scores of the species wafted through the air, unpredictably darting here and then there. Who knew insects could be so fun?

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[3 Mar 2009 | 10 Comments | ]
Bird Watching in Belize: The Bill Bird!

The national bird of Belize is the Keel-billed Toucan, or, as the locals say, “the bill bird”. It is clear why the locals call it the bill bird – as it seems to be almost all bill! In fact, measuring around 5-6 inches, the bill is nearly a third of the entire length of this little feathered friend. While it does seem large and cumbersome, it is in fact a spongy, hollow bone covered in keratin, which …