Belize, a treasure trove for bird enthusiasts with its verdant landscapes and abundant avian diversity, once again opens its doors to the annual Belize Birding Festival on October 7th. After a hiatus in 2020 due to the pandemic, the festival is set to make a grand return this year, promising a day full of feathery surprises from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.
A Birder’s Paradise
Belize, graced with 600 recorded bird species, boasts some of the most awe-inspiring avian creatures. The sight of the keel-billed toucan, Belize’s national bird, is not rare. Other birds like the harpy eagle, lesson’s motmot, the endangered jabiru stork, and the scarlet macaw add to the country’s rich birding tapestry. With about 20 percent of these birds being migrants from North America, birders are always in for a seasonal treat. In a land so densely forested, spotting up to 50 species in a single outing is not uncommon, making Belize an ideal setting for birding enthusiasts.
Organized by the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) in partnership with the Belize Audubon Society (BAS) and the Belize Hotel Association (BHA), this year’s festival is expected to be a magnificent blend of education, entertainment, and exploration. Attendees, approximately 150 in number, will have the opportunity to engage in urban walks, exclusive birding tours, and vendor exhibits. Those with a competitive spirit can partake in bird ID competitions, and if luck is on their side, win attractive prizes through raffles.
The festival will also be graced by notable speakers, art exhibitors, and insightful workshops. A keynote presentation and a panel discussion are bound to be the highlights, imparting valuable knowledge and stirring intriguing conversations around the world of birds.
The Return of a Grand Tradition
The Belize Birding Festival, after its last successful edition in 2019, had to be canceled in 2020 due to the global pandemic. Its return in 2023 is keenly awaited by birding enthusiasts, many of whom have marked it as a must-attend event on their calendars. If you are passionate about birding, this festival is undeniably the place to be this year.
Visitors keen on more details can explore the festival’s website . For any inquiries or clarifications, the Belize Audubon Society is reachable at (501)223-4988/4987/5004 or via email at email@example.com. The event will be held at the scenic Old Belize, located on George Price Highway, Mile 5, in Belize City.
Chan Chich Lodge: A Proud Sponsor and a Must-Visit Lodge for Birders
The festival is made even grander with the support of its sponsors. Chan Chich Lodge proudly stands as the MotMot Sponsor, a top-tier sponsor, for the 3rd Annual Birding Festival. Excitingly, we at Chan Chich Lodge will also have a dedicated booth at the festival. We invite attendees to come visit, learn more about our offerings, and get a taste of what makes our lodge so special.
For those unfamiliar with Chan Chich Lodge, it is a haven for birders. Nestled amidst pristine forests, the lodge has recorded sightings of hundreds of bird species, solidifying its reputation as one of the top birding lodges in Belize.
It’s not just about the birds; it’s about the experience.
A stay at Chan Chich guarantees not just avian wonders but also a tryst with nature in its purest form.
Birders, if you are looking for an unparalleled bird-watching experience, Chan Chich Lodge should be on your Belize vacation itinerary.
Explore Chan Chich… Discover Belize.