Flock to Belize for the First Annual Birding Festival
Belize is the ultimate birding destination in the Caribbean, and now you can join together with hundreds of other birdwatchers when you attend the first Belize Birding Festival. This one-day festival takes place on October 27, 2018, in Belmopan, Belize. This is the ideal time of year for a birding festival because Belize is the destination for as many as 20 percent of all migrant birds that travel south for the winter. In addition to having a chance to see these migrant birds, you also can observe the skies and landscape for the many birds that live in the area year-round. More than that, the festival gives you a chance to learn more about Belize’s species through presentations, exhibitions and more.
Belize is an increasingly popular vacation destination for birdwatchers. Throughout the year, you may have an opportunity to see numerous beautiful species in their native habitat. Belize is home to birds like the great horned owl, the scarlet macaw, the pale-billed woodpecker, the blue-crowned mot-mot and more. Regardless of whether you are an avid birding enthusiast or you have a growing interest in birdwatching, this festival is a must-attend event.
The Belize Birding Festival begins in the early morning with a three-hour guided tour sponsored by the Audubon Society. This is an urban walk that departs from the Belmopan Market Square. Attendees can then gather at the George Price Center for the opening ceremony. Presentations will be hosted on topics like birdwatching in Belize, the wood thrush connection and the growth of birding tourism in Belize. There is also a large exhibition that features booths hosted by related vendors. Book signing, storytelling and a second birdwatching walk are also planned. This second walk takes you through St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park.
Remember that the Belize Birding Festival is only one of many ways to enjoy birdwatching on your trip to the area. Regardless of whether your vacation plans cover different dates or you want to add onto your birdwatching experience before or after the festival, keep in mind that there are numerous birdwatching tours that you can book throughout the country as well. You can also simply explore natural areas on your own.
If you plan to attend the Belize Birding Festival, make your travel plans now. Some local resorts are hosting special travel packages for festival-goers. Online registration is available for the festival as well.