Mark your calendars, as every year on May 31st, the world joins hands to celebrate and raise awareness about the charismatic parrots, a species that adds a splash of color to our diverse ecosystems. This World Parrot Day, instead of merely observing from afar, why not immerse yourself in a setting that will bring you face-to-face with these enchanting birds? In the lush jungles of Belize, at the heart of the ancient Maya civilization, awaits an extraordinary destination – Chan Chich Lodge.

An Avian Paradise in the Maya Heartland

birding in belize

Imagine a place where nature intertwines with history, where birdsong is your morning alarm, and the rustling leaves narrate tales of a bygone civilization. That’s Chan Chich Lodge for you, nestled within the expansive 30,000-acre private reserve of Gallon Jug. Recognized as a paradise for bird-lovers, this eco-lodge offers an intimate encounter with a plethora of avian species, including parrots that are as varied as they are vibrant.

Get Up Close with the Parrot Pantheon

Brown-hooded Parrot

At Chan Chich Lodge, every day is a World Parrot Day, filled with opportunities to encounter an array of exotic parrots. The lodge is home to a myriad of species, each adding its unique flavor to the avian mosaic. Be it the distinct Brown-hooded Parrot, the hearty Mealy Parrot, or the lively Olive-throated Parakeet, each encounter will add a new story to your adventure. Not to forget the captivating Yellow-headed and Yellow-lored Parrots, along with the dignified White-crowned and the eye-catching White-fronted Parrots. This collection of vibrant personalities makes the lodge a coveted sanctuary for avian enthusiasts and casual observers.

A Primeval Symphony at Dawn and Dusk


The primal symphony of parrots and their fellow exotic birds reach a crescendo at dawn and dusk. Chan Chich Lodge, with its excellent birdwatching opportunities, enables you to become an audience to this captivating show. Local guides, well-versed with the avian behavior and ecology, further enrich the birdwatching tours with their insightful narration. Among the over 350 bird species that inhabit the reserve, the Keel-billed Toucan, Collared Aracari, and Ocellated Turkey might also grace your birdwatching endeavor.

Beyond the Feathers – An All-Round Adventure

Olive-throated Parakeet

While the parrots are certainly the star attractions, Chan Chich Lodge has more to offer. Experience Belize’s natural and historical wonders beyond birdwatching. Explore the trails meandering through the jungle, embark on a nocturnal wildlife safari tour, or visit the on-site Maya ruins – each activity promises a unique thrill.

A Celebration with a Cause


World Parrot Day is not just a celebration but a call for conservation. By choosing Chan Chich Lodge, you contribute to the preservation of these amazing creatures and their habitats. The lodge is steadfast in its commitment to sustainable tourism and conservation, ensuring your visit makes a positive impact on the environment.

This World Parrot Day, take a step closer to nature. Experience the magic of these vibrant beings in an environment that truly reveres their existence. Pack your bags, bring your binoculars, and get ready for a memorable stay at Chan Chich Lodge. This isn’t just a birdwatching adventure – it’s a journey into the heart of nature, where parrots rule the skies, and every song tells a story.