Belize and Guatemala with Ontario Nature - Page 1 of 7


11 - 22 March 2014

Emerald Toucanet at Tikal on 19 March 2014


It was an honour to lead this adventure tour for Ontario Nature, accompanied by Caroline Schultz, Executive Director of Ontario Nature. I thank Laurielle Penny and Justin Peter of Quest Nature Tours for arranging our itinerary. Belizian guides, Luis Godoy and Diego Cruz did an amazing job of showing us the natural history of their country, and Billy enhanced our visit to Guatemala. We visited three Mayan sites, two caves and many nature reserves and national parks. Our group was full of energy and enthusiasm for sighting wildlife and participating in the activities.


Lamanai "Submerged Crocodile" Mayan Site and the New River

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Gartered Trogon at Lamanai Mayan Site on 12 March 2014. Mayan archaeological sites are excellent for wildlife because animals and plants are protected. The sites are maintained in a close-to natural state.


Slaty-tailed Trogon at Lamanai on 12 March 2014


Black-headed Trogon at Lamanai on 12 March 2014


Bat Falcon nesting near one of the Mayan structures at Lamanai. 12 March 2014.


To reach Lamanai we took at boat ride on the New River. Our many wildlife sightings included this Lesser Nighthawk. 12 March 2014.


An exciting find, which we all saw, was this juvenile Hook-billed Kite on the New River. 12 March 2014.


Morelet's Crocodile on the New River. 12 March 2014.


Hooded Oriole at Crooked Tree on 13 March 2014


Laughing Falcon on the way to Crooked Tree on 13 March 2014


Black-bellied Whistling Ducks in a wetland outside Belize City. 13 March 2014.


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