Staying at a Belize house rental will provide you access to some of the best wildlife watching tours in the country. The entire country of Belize is a natural attraction with several marine and natural refuges. The country is situated between Guatemala and Mexico and features some of the richest marine eco-system.
Bird Watching in Belize
Belize is a bird watcher's paradise where over 500 different species of birds can be found. Most of these species make Belize their home so you can expect to be flooded with a variety of birds that you may not see in other countries.
You can see certain types of birds living in different parts of Belize. On the coastal areas of the country, you can find Ruddy terns, brown pelicans, frigate birds, laughing gulls, osprey, seagulls, and brown boobies. By the wetlands, you can see agami, green, blue, and boat-billed herons, Roseate spoonbills, northern jacana, as well as egrets. You can also find several more different kinds of birds on the grasslands, leaf forests, and savannahs of Belize.
From your Belize vacation home, drive over to the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary. This bird sanctuary has been a protected area since 1984 situated 33 miles from the city of Belize. Here, some of the resident birds you will find include the endangered Jabiru Stork. It is recommended that you visit the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary during the months of November to June when thousands of migrating birds come and rest. Aside from the jabiru stork, you can also see chestnut-bellied herons, boat-billed herons, muscovy duck, bare-throated tiger heron, and the black-bellied whistling duck.
Wildlife Watching in Belize
There are also numerous wildlife preserves, national parks, and refuges in Belize where you can watch several species of wildlife. Check out Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary which is a 100,000-acre tropical forest. This sanctuary is a wildlife preserve for jaguars and other wildcats. However, it is famed for its protection of jaguars making it the first preserve for jaguars. In this sanctuary, you can also spot the 4 other wildcats residing in Belize namely the ocelot, margay, jaguarondi, and puma.
The Community Baboon Sanctuary, on the other hand, is an 18-acre natural sanctuary for the Black Howler Monkey or baboons. While exploring the sanctuary, you can already hear the baboons howling and if you look up you may find a group of baboons feeding. The Community Baboon Sanctuary is a privately owned sanctuary so a permit is necessary before entering the area.
Another interesting destination is the Blade Nature Reserve. Located in Toledo, this 97,000-acre protected rainforest is Belize's most pristine and stringently protected area. Because of this, you can expect to find numerous species of wildlife living in the area. Aside from this, there is also a Mayan site, caves, waterfalls, and massive hills of limestone in the reserve.
With over 20 different caves, rainforests, and inland protected areas, Belize is a haven for nature lovers. Staying at one of the accommodation rentals in the area will bring you within close proximity to some of these wonderful natural attractions. To find out more, you can check the listing on VacationHomes.com. You can custom search through price and amenities.