Hamanasi guides, “Golden” Miranda and Pedro Ical, recently participated in Part I of a new Birding Ecology course offered in Belize! TIDE Tours is presenting a Certificate Program in Bird Ecology Mass Audubon, the first ever course of its kind to be held in Southern Belize. Part I was held on November 14-16, a 3-day intensive session covering various aspects of: Anatomy and Physiology, Orientation and Systematics, Evolution and Speciation, Flight and Migration, and Bird Conservation. Part II will be a 3-day session to be held on the 24th -26th of May 2010, and will include aspects of: Breeding Biology, Feeding Ecology, and Leadership Skills. The program also included early morning bird walks and a self-study assignment to be completed between the two formal sessions.
The purpose of the program is to enhance the ornithology (study of birds) knowledge base of naturalist guides, teachers, and others with a strong interest in the birds of Belize. Golden and Pedro are very excited to expand their already extensive knowledge about the local and regional birds. Hamanasi has an early-morning Birding Tour every Thursday!
In an effort to always have the best Belize vacation adventures available for Hamanasi guests, we recently sent in our front line “team Hamanasi” to try new and exciting excursions in the outback of Belize. From the look of the smiles on their faces, this was a successful mission!
October 2007 marked the seventh anniversary of Hamanasi opening its doors. Many of our employees have been here from the beginning; and we are proud to celebrate with them, and the entire staff of Hamanasi! Thank you to everyone that has contributed to our success, and to all of our guests for sharing in the experience!