Belize Birding Festival 2018

October 27, 2018

1st Annual Belize Birding Festival

Home to more than 500 species of birds—including the keel-billed toucan (Belize's national bird), harpy eagle, blue-crowned motmot, and endangered jabiru stork and scarlet macaw—Belize is a bird-watcher's Eden [ref]. 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. This year, the first Belize Birding Festival is being held in Belmopan City on October 27. The inaugural event will include different speakers, vendors and art exhibitors, guided tours, and other special events.

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About The Festival

The Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) has partnered with the Belize Hotel Association, Belize Audubon Society, and the Belize Tourism Board to host the 1st Annual Belize Birding Festival on October 27, 2018 in the City of Belmopan.

Belize is an ideal and laid-back country, perfect for the casual or hard-core birder seeking an introduction to neotropical birding. With dozens of birding hotspots and several regional endemic species located throughout the country, you can start getting those lifers in any corner you travel.

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Tentative Agenda
Early Morning Urban Birding Tour in Belmopan
Keynote Presenter - Dr. Oliver Komar
Birding & Photography Talks
Exhibition Floor with Vendors
Video Documentaries
Afternoon Guided Bird Walk
Evening Cocktail
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Official Schedule