2nd Annual Belize Birding Festival

October 19-20, 2019

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 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. 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.

A Day in a Birder's Life

The Birding Experience in Belize

Belize Bird Rescue

Belize Bird Rescue is a rehabilitation center for birds in Belize. It was established in 2004 by Nikki Buxton and Jerry Larder. It started primarily as a facility for parrot rescue and rehabilitation but has expanded over the years to cater to all indigenous species of birds in Belize. The organization is registered as an NGO and is situated on a privately owned 50-acre reserve, most of which is used to support avian rehabilitation.

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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 2nd Annual Belize Birding Festival from October 19-20, 2019 in San Ignacio town.

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.

Stay tuned on this page for the latest updates about the event. Visit the official event website at www.belizebirdingfestival.bz

Sample Agenda from 2018
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
*Schedule will be updated as soon as information becomes available