|Belize it or not...Bear & Em in Belize!||
We added quite a few birds to our life lists on our recent trip to San Ignacio and the Cayo District of Belize. We also saw many we'd seen before. It is hard to get decent bird photos with a 12x zoom, but here are the ones worth sharing. If anyone disagrees with any of our identifications, please let us know in the comment section below -- thanks!
At Cahal Pech
We saw both male and female Rose-Throated Becards numerous times as they were adding onto their interesting round nest in a tall tree. Both birds would fly into the woods, then come back with nesting material to add to the top of the nest. The nest hole is in the side. We didn't get a photo of the male, unfortunately, but this photo of the female that Barry took is the clearest bird photo of any he took, I think.
Here I am watching the nest-building. We watched for quite awhile until it appeared that the pair were not going to come back for awhile.
It was too hard to choose just one photo of the exotic Blue-Crowned Mot Mot because he hung out in the tree posing for us for so long, so I've included several different shots of him here.
Other sightings (no photos): Rufous-Tailed Hummingbird, Bright-Rumped Attila, Black-Throated Green Warbler, American Redstart, woodpeckers, kiskadees
At El Pilar
Other sightings with no photos: Swallow-Tailed Kite, Magnolia Warbler, Indigo or Blue Buntings (or both), Toucan, King Vulture, Cattle Egrets, Chestnut-Headed Oropendolas (possibly)
Near Roaring Creek/ATM Cave