Belize Birding Festival
October 19 @ 6:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm$10
Home to more than 500 species of birds—including the keel-billed toucan (Belize’s national bird), harpy eagle, blue-crowned motmot, the endangered jabiru stork, and the scarlet macaw—Belize is a birdwatcher’s Eden. According to the Belize Audubon Society, as many as 587 birds have been recorded in Belize, and approximately 20 percent are migrants from North America.
The country is so forested that birders can sometimes spot up to 50 species in a single excursion, and over 200 on a single trip. In 2019, the second Belize Birding Festival is being held in San Ignacio town on October 19 and 20. This annual event will include different speakers, vendors and art exhibitors, guided tours, and other special activities.