Common species of birds can be found in the following areas of Belize.
Coastal Areas and Islands: Brown Pelicans, Magnificent Frigate birds, Laughing Gulls, Osprey, Seagulls, Ruddy Terns, Brown Boobies and on Belize’s first national park, Half Moon Caye Natural Monument – the rare Red-Footed Booby.
Wetlands: Roseate spoonbills, great egrets, green, blue, the not so common boat-billed and agami herons, northern jacana, and the endangered Jabiru Stork at the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary.
Grasslands and Savannahs
Broad Leaf Forests
Less common species, such as the harpy eagle, scarlet macaw and agami heron can also be found.
The best time for birding is usually outside the hottest part of the day, making early morning and late evening ideal times. However, there are many sightings under the canopy on jungle walks even during the day. This makes birding a likely event on almost any tour that you take. However, if you have a strong interest in birding be sure to let your tour provider know well in advance so that you have a knowledgeable birding guide and your tour times are set for optimum timing (e.g. a pre-dawn departure for a tour or walk) .