Birding at Pook’s Hill offers an opportunity to spot most of our forest birds, including favourites, such as the White Hawk, Spectacled Owl, Emerald Toucanet, Agami Heron, Ornate Hawk-Eagle.
Wake up with the birds as the sun rises over the mountains to bathe the jungle in light. Our birding guests return annually to marvel at both the native forest birds and our winter migratory visitors. Our 5 night package takes advantage of the trails and forest edges at Pook’s Hill. Besides hiking the trails, a float in the river is a leisurely and ideal way to spot the kingfishers or herons or the Phoebe in her mud nest in the bank. The Maya plaza, in the centre of the lodge, is an inviting place to relax and can be rewarding as the surrounding palms attract numerous species, such as the Black-headed Trogon.
The journey to the Mountain Pine Ridge takes you through broadleaf forest to the natural pine forest of the Maya Mountains. Here the landscape changes dramatically, giving more opportunity for different species, and the chance to see some of the beautiful waterfalls in the area.
The lagoon area in the Yalbac is located north of the Belize River, near the Mennonite community of Spanish Lookout. Here there should be a chance to spot wetland birds.
Finally spend one day birding with a guide, at your choice of several local destinations.
Birding package includes;
- Five night’s accommodation at Pook’s Hill Lodge
- All meals beginning with dinner the arrival day and ending with breakfast the departure day
- Pick- up and drop off from/to Belize City (upgrades to other destinations available)
- Guided hikes and bird watching at Pook’s Hill
- Guided tour to the Mountain Pine Ridge
- Guided birding tour to the lagoon in the Yalbac area.
- One day guided birding at your choice of several local sites
- All taxes and service fees
Add An Extra Night To Your Package!
Add an extra night at Pook’s Hill with all meals included to any package and allow yourself the luxury of a full day to enjoy our old growth rainforest preserve or to arrange for another tour of your choice (extra tour price not included in rate).