“Urban Birdwatch 2010″

Belize Audubon Society held its Urban Birdwatch 2010 on Sunday October 10th in Dangriga.  The birdwatch tour was headed by Mr. Dirk Francisco who is the Public Relation for the Belize Audubon Society.  Two of our  inland guides Golden and Pedro were very eager and happy to attend this session of the countrywide bird count.  A total of 15 people participated in the event.

Total bird count was 64 different species and the  highlights  of the birdwatch  was none other than our National bird “Keel- Billed-Toucan” and the “Green Heron”.  The Belize Audubon Society is already planning to do the Christmas Bird count 2010  in the Jaguar Reserve – Cockscomb Basin and we do look forward to participating in that one as well.

Birding Paradise in Belize

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Click any of these great birding photos to enlarge!

With over 500 species of birds in vast tracks of wild land, Belize is a birder’s paradise!  From the coast to the savanna to the riverbanks to the mountainous rainforest, Hamanasi’s unique mainland location makes these diverse habitats easily accessible to serious and novice birders alike!  Enjoy tropical birding with our experienced guides and see the rare and the colorful!   A special “thank you” to Peter Hawrylyshyn for these amazing photos.  Are you tempted?

Hamanasi Guides work with Students for the Love of Birding!

Hamanasi guides, Golden and Pedro, work with students from the local school to show them another side of nature!  The guides took the students birding in the Hopkins and Sittee River areas and to Red Bank Village to see the Scarlet Macaws.  These students have volunteered for the workstudy with the guides to learn more about birds in the surrounding area and their habitats.

Birds at Red Bank Belize!

Red Legged Honeycreeper

Birders on the way to see the Scarlet Macaws this morning were fortunate to see the Red Legged Honeycreeper while on their early morning trek through the village of Red Bank!

Birding in Belize!

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!

Tropical Birding Site Reopens in Belize Vacation Paradise

The historical site, Serpon Sugar Mill, has recently reopened to the public! This is great news to all tropical bird lovers, and to those who have yet to discover the beauty of tropical birding in Belize. The Sugar Mill is home to many species of birds and is a favorite locale for Hamanasi’s guides. You’ll want to add this to your “to do” list when planning your Belize vacation with Hamanasi Resort!

Tropical Beauty in Belize

Hamanasi Resort guest, Dr. Robert Small, captures beautiful images of birds and flowers…adventure and beauty abounds in Belize! Hamanasi is home to many species of birds, flora and fauna…you can explore with our expert guides or simply walk around the property discovering the beautiful and unusual on your own…

Toucan Sightings on Tropical Birding Tour!

You never know just what you’ll see on Hamanasi’s early morning birding tours, and lately one of the most colorful birds in the jungle of Belize has been making a regular appearance! These pictures were taken by one of our guests. On most tours, our amazing guides spot anywhere from 40-60 various species of tropical birds right in our backyard and surrounding areas. What a beautiful way to start another day in paradise…

Tropical Birding Adventure Excitement!


Hamanasi guides spot over 60 species of tropical birds in one morning during our Tropical Birding Adventure that takes place every Thursday morning for the early risers! Guests were even treated to a toucan sighting! Hamanasi guides are highly experienced in spotting and identifying the extensive variety of birds located in Belize.