Belize has become a spotlight for birding. With about 600 species of birds, resident, neotropical migrant and intratropical migrant, no wonder this tiny country has become the birding destination in Central America. Mystic River Resort presently recorded close to 270 species of birds on its property. Keel-billed Toucan, Tody Motmot, Sungrebe, the occasional Barred Forest-falcon, Collared Forest-falcon, Parrots, eleven species of hummingbirds, Trogons, Flycatchers can be found right on the resort property.
Join our expert guides who are trained to identify birds in Belize. Browse through our birding packages and let your Belize Birding Vacation begin with us at Mystic River Resort.
Scarlet Macaw Birding can be added to or substituted to either package for an additional fee – This tour to see the elusive Scarlet Macaw departs at 5 am. We will drive you to Red Bank, a Mayan Village located in Southern Belize where the Scarlet Macaws can be seen at certain times of the year. More often, hiking on a nature trail to their feeding grounds will result in some fabulous viewing of the birds. Afterwards you will have the opportunity to view other bird species, such as Parrots, Raptors, Woodpeckers and Hummingbirds around the Red Bank Village. Lunch at Santa Cruz followed by a stop at the Hopkins Wetlands for viewing of Shorebirds, Storks, Waders, Woodrails and Spoonbills! Return to Mystic River at around 6pm. Please note that Scarlet Macaw Birding is only available from December 1st to March 15th.