Join the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory for an adventure in the tropical kingdom of the ancient Maya!
This tour will introduce you to many of the region's outstanding natural areas and archeological sites and the hospitality of comfortable lodges that cater to birders and other ecotourists.
Your leader, SABO naturalist Sheri Williamson, has been a fan of Belize since her first visit in 1983. Sheri is internationally known for her expertise in hummingbirds but is also a butterfly and plant enthusiast and has studied the art and history of the ancient Maya. Her love of the natural and human history of the Maya region inspired a chapter in Fifty Places to Go Birding Before You Die: Birding Experts Share The World's Greatest Destinations by Chris Santella. The expertise of local naturalist guides will complement Sheri's thirty years of experience in tropical birding and natural history.
Early spring is a particularly good time to enjoy warblers and other migrants headed north to nesting grounds in the eastern U.S. and Canada as well as tropical residents such as hummingbirds, toucans, parrots, trogons, and more. Highlights of previous trips include Little Tinamou, Jabiru Stork, King Vulture, Snail Kite, White Hawk, Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Barred Forest-Falcon, Orange-breasted Falcon, Ocellated Turkey, Crested Guan, Great Curassow, Collared Araçari (photo, top right), Yucatan (Yellow-lored) Parrot, Stripe-throated (Little) Hermit, Purple-crowned Fairy, Collared Trogon (photo, above left), Tody Motmot, Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Tawny-winged Woodcreeper, White-collared Manakin, Yucatan Jay, Black-faced Anthrush, Black-throated Shrike-Tanager, Crimson-collared Tanager, Montezuma Oropendola, Black Howler Monkey, Spider Monkey, White-nosed Coatimundi, Red Brocket Deer, Morelet's Crocodile, Green Iguana, and Striped Basilisk.
This tour is limited to 6 to 10 participants.
For additional information on this tour, please contact SABO.