Admire Rare Birds in Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary
Belize provides refuge for a fluctuating number of dazzling bird species—over 600 from one season to another. Keel-billed toucans, harpy eagles, blue-crowned motmots, and endangered scarlet macaws are just a few of the most sought-after sightings for birders. Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, the first wildlife sanctuary established in Belize, is a veritable Eden for birds. This rich wetland is home to hundreds of resident and migrant species, the most famous of which is the giant and rare jabiru stork (the largest flying bird in the Americas). The sanctuary’s inland lagoons and swamps provide perfectly ripe conditions for this bucket-list birding experience.