Bird Watching Tours & Birds of Belize Guide

Learn about the Birds of Belize at Chaa Creek

With over 350 species of resident and migratory birds, the Chaa Creek Nature Reserve features some of the best birds of Belize.

Our early morning Bird Watching tour will take you around our common grounds at the lodge where our professional naturalist guides, who are highly trained and knowledgeable birders, will assist you in spotting many of the tropical avian species that abound in western Belize.

The varied topography and vegetation of her Central American home makes Belize abundantly rich in a variety of ecosystems that provide sustainable habitats for an enormous number of local and migratory bird species.

Birds of Belize that you will be able to see on this walk:

  • The Keel-billed Toucan
  • The gentle "hoot-hoot" of the Lesson's Motmot pay homage to Kinich Ahau, the Mayan sun God
  • Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
  • Pale-billed Woodpecker
  • Gartered Trogon
  • Russet-Naped Wood-Rail
  • Squirrel Cuckoo
  • Ferruginous Pygmy Owl
  • and a host of parrot species are just a few of the exotic birds awaiting you.

Daily guided bird watching tours are also offered to different nature reserves around Belize's Cayo District:

  • Laguna Aguacate, a freshwater lagoon in the Spanish Lookout area, is home to a wide variety of water birds. The surrounding farmlands provide excellent habitat for several species of raptors.
  • The Blue Hole National Park
  • Mountain Pine Ridge and Chiquibul Forest Reserves, great for observing the mighty raptors and the beautiful scarlet macaws respectively
  • Black Rock Canyon
  • The Caracol Archaelogy Reserve - you can observe the Keel-billed Motmot, a globally vulnerable scecies here

Expert and casual bird watchers alike can enjoy a memorable experience while viewing an extraordinary mixture of tropical bird species.

We invite you to join our trained naturalist guides in our special little part of the world. A world rich with the wonders of nature steeped in Maya history.

Chaa Creek provides our guests with quality Nikon, Celestron and Bushnell binoculars and Swarovski spotting scope to enhance your viewing enjoyment.

Interested in seeing live sightings? Check out Chaa Creek on eBird.

Belize birding equipment swarovski scope

Tour Details

Meet guide at Chaa Creek's verandah bar for " Early-Morning" ... 6:30 am

"Early Bird" walk 1 to 1.5 hours 


Average to good depending upon topography and type of physical activities entailed.

Short or long pants and sturdy protective footwear -- sleeve lengths are optional

What To Bring Along
Hat, sunscreen, water, insect repellant, camera, and raingear if needed


US $180  per groups   1-4 people
US $10   Entrance Fee
Taxes are additional   

Download our Birds of Belize PDF Guide.

Questions on Belize Birding Tours? Call us TOLL FREE at 1-877-709-8708 or send us an email. We'd love to help you plan your Belize Adventure Travel!

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E.g., 2024-07-21

Complimentary Tour

All our guests enjoy a complimentary early morning bird walk with one of our naturalist guides

chaa creek staff naturalist guide Meshach Eliah
our staff

Meshack Yahani Eliah , Naturalist Guide