What is the National Bird of Belize?

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And the Keel-billed Toucan , the national bird of Belize, is nothing if not easily recognizable. What does all of that have to do with how the Keel-billed Toucan became the national bird of Belize? Birds Belize Keel-billed Toucan national bird toucans

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Birding and Fly-fishing in Belize

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Oh Belize. A beautiful country on Central America’s coast, Belize boasts spectacular diving and snorkeling, immense cave systems, beautiful rivers, dense jungles, and of course, hundreds and hundreds of birds. My husband and I arrived in Belize just after a late afternoon thunderstorm. It was the beginning of the rainy season, and a quiet time in Hopkins, a small Garifuna village in south-central Belize (they are much busier when it is winter in the US).

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Leonardo DiCaprio to build world’s greenest island resort in Belize

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| Green Travel News | Leonardo DiCaprio’s next big starring role: developer of “the world’s most sustainable island resort” at Blackadore Caye, Belize. He and his business partner, […] Leonardo DiCaprio to build world’s greenest island resort in Belize is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

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Creole Accents and Conservation Ethics in the Heart of Belize

Wend Magazine

Just past the Guatemala-Belize border, our Guatemalan driver pulled over. We got out, stretched our legs, and greeted Dirk, the driver of the van waiting to take us to our first project in Belize. Aqui les dejo,” he said. Buen viaje, nos vemos! ”

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How I Saw My First Jabiru

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While in Belize for my family vacation one of the birds I most wanted to see was a Jabiru. My best chance to see one would be during the three days we planned to spend in Hopkins, on the Caribbean coast of Belize. So on our last full day in Belize we rented a cart and away we went!

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Birding Belizean Jungle

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Belize gave me my first opportunity to see the jungle for myself, as well as its avian treasures! Because I had never birded in a truly tropical climate, our first morning in the Belize rainforest my husband and I went out with a guide at the Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge : Abel Garcia (you can find him at Upside Down Tours , or at abelgr75@yahoo.com). I had one goal for our birding morning: to spot a Keel-billed Toucan , the national bird of Belize.

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Birding the Sittee River

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While in Belize back in August one of the outings we signed up for was a boat ride along the Sittee River, a mangrove-lined and placid river that flows into the Caribbean just south of Hopkins. Trips Belize Sittee River

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How I used Compassion to Stop Someone from Killing Me.

Elephant Journal

Adventure Editor's Picks Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality Belize buck the system compassion healing imperfection maitri rape self-compassion silver lining suffering vulnerabilityI didn’t walk out of the encounter untouched, but I walked out alive.

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TripAdvisor’s Green Leaders now in Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Caribbean

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Argentina Auckland Australia Belize Brazil Canada Caribbean Central America Chile Costa Rica Ecuador Green Travel News Guatemala Mexico New Zealand North America Peru South America The Americas Uruguay Venezuela TripAdvisor GreenLeaders world's largest green hotel program| Green Travel News | Two years after the initial launch of TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders program, it’s now gone under into Australia and New Zealand, reports Green Lodging News.

Eat this & Save the Caribbean?s Coral Reefs.

Elephant Journal

Z ADMIN Green Featured Today Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today awareness Belize Caribbean coast Coastal communities conservation coral coral reefs Eat this eco environment Fisheries food green Lionfish mindfulness ocean oceans reef save sustain sustainableThe most important action you can take is to demand that your favorite seafood restaurants stop serving threatened or endangered species, like Bluefin Tuna, and ask them to start supplying and selling lionfish instead.

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Can Mangroves Adapt to Rising Seas?

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For instance, mangroves in Twin Cays, Belize, have created a layer of old roots and sediments that is 8 meters thick in some places. Along the coastal waters, land and sea intertwine in the tangle of twisted mangrove forest that encircles the islands of Micronesia. Photo by Ami Vitale.

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7 Embracing Eco-Caribbean Summer Destinations

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Due to the many natural wonders of its landscape, Belize is home to a wide variety of eco resorts and eco vacation opportunities. Escapes Belize biodiversity Bonaire caribbean costa rica eco tourism st john sustainable tourismImages by 16:9clue used under the Creative Commons license.

A much needed Trip

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Glovers Reef Atoll off Belize is a great place to visit if you are looking to rough it a bit and enjoy the tranquility and peace with very little people there. I am voting for my next eco trip to be in Belize but again I am a beach bum and would never be caught in Antarctica! Tagged: Africa , Belize , Camp Jubalini , eco-friendly , Glovers Reef Atoll , Lindblad Expeditions , Maho Bay , St John , vacation.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Unveils Plans For Eco-Friendly Resort


Actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio is finally building a multimillion-dollar ecotourism resort on his own private island off the coast of Belize. This news isn’t exactly new. Ten years ago, Read More The post Leonardo DiCaprio Unveils Plans For Eco-Friendly Resort appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment Lifestyle News Top News leonardo dicaprio

New Field Guide: Central America

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Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama make up Central America. Notice that had I not used the Oxford Comma there, you’d be thinking “Costa Rica and Panama” was a country like Trinidad and Tobago. Or Antigua and Barbuda.

Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of August 2017?

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Corey is back from Belize and planning to return to the comforting embrace of Jamaica Bay NWR. Mid-August may feel like the doldrums where you are, but you can trust that more birds are coming your way. Hang in there!

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of August 2017?

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Because Corey and his family just journeyed to Belize for some serious Neotropical bird looking! Real seasons shift more quickly and subtly than our crude quartile scheme suggests.

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Awash in Waste in the Gulf of Honduras


Cigarettes, plastic bags, food containers, caps, plastic bottles, and more litter the beaches in Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. Data from Belize indicate that approximately half of the waste there is not collected.

Fund an Awesome Bike Film, Win Cool Prizes

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It all started when the band was singing a song called “Ride to Believe&# at a party and a strange asked, misunderstanding, asked, “What does that mean, ‘ride to Belize’?&# And then the band’s drummer said, “Ride to Belize! Let’s ride our bikes on tour all the way through Mexico to Belize!&#. Click here to view the embedded video. In 2007, the Ginger Ninjas set off on their first tour. Through Mexico. By bike.

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Petrichor: The Scent of Rain on Dry Earth. ~ Andrea Charpentier

Elephant Journal

Belize. I am thirty years old. It''s June, the rainy season is approaching and I look forward to the storms, waiting for the rain like a lost love. A briny smell is in the air that is as refreshing as it is intoxicating. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Literary Journal WAYLON: Editor''s Picks environment green rain

Fall Hawk Migration Hotspots

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Super Hot-spot: Toledo District, Belize – Central Flyway. Super Hot-spot: Toledo District, Belize – Central Flyway. Our favorite birds of prey fly south. Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird. I would fly about the earth. seeking the successive autumns.”

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Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Northern Central America: A Book Review

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So, if you are going to write a field guide on the birds of the countries south and east of Mexico–Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras—it makes the utmost sense that you embrace the whole geographic area. Birds know habitat.

Birds of Central America: A Field Guide Review

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Birds of Central America: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rican, and Panama , just published in October, is a field guide that was ten years in the making. Press and Birds of Belize by H. One field guide, seven countries.

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Cry “Havoc!” or a Birding Movie before the Birding Movie

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Can you remember any birding movie before Schrodinger’s Cat? Probably not. For me, the only “birding” movie that I knew of were the Dogs of War (1980).

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Rainforest Preservation in the Petén

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Petén contains the largest continuous forest north of the Amazon, a wilderness area that spans Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. Creole Accents and Conservation Ethics in the Heart of Belize

WWF Calls for Substantial Conservation Measures for Tuna and Sharks in the Eastern Pacific Ocean


The members of the IATTC are: Belize, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, European Union, France, Guatemala, Japan, Kiribati, Korea, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Chinese Taipei, United States, Vanuatu, Venezuela.

How to Help Cerulean Warblers, Other Migrant Species, and Resident Birds in Costa Rica

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In the birding world, May is the beautiful time. With birds bedecked in their breeding best and filling the air with song, this is migration at its loveliest. A wonderful variety of bird species are waiting to be seen and among them are many a birder’s favorite avian group, the wood-warblers.

Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

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And the results are indicative, representative and nothing short of surprising: Brunei, The Gambia, Belize, Jamaica, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Rwanda, Equatorial Guinea and Panama top the list. Summer is normally the vacation season, for ordinary tourists at least.

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Rwanda Dreaming

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And the results are indicative, representative and nothing short of surprising: Brunei, The Gambia, Belize, Jamaica, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Rwanda, Equatorial Guinea, Panama and Haiti top the list.

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eBird Photo Quizzes: A Great Way to Prepare for a Trip

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But my experiences in Belize and Honduras give me a good basis in the birds of the region and I have plenty of time to study and learn what to expect with the endemics. In a little less than two weeks my family and I will be enjoying a long weekend on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.

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This Week in Bird(ing) News: Orange Is the New Beak, and a Dead Parrot (No Joke!)

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Or maybe you’re visiting Belize, Guatemala, Paraguay, or the Bahamas? If you’ve got some downtime between barbecues and fireworks (or, outside of the U.S., obsessing over World Cup matches), here’s some bird news to peruse: Loss of suitable habitat , instead of insecticides, seems to be the culprit in declining numbers of grassland birds. Know what else kills grassland birds? Ill-timed mowing … which a petition aims to stop in New York’s Hudson Valley. Meanwhile, in San Jose, Calif.,

Dawn in South Carolina

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She also had amazing stories of birding in Belize and Costa Rica, and we swapped favorite birding tales during the 2.5 Near the turn of the 20th century, wealthy influencer Bernard Baruch bought coastal property in South Carolina.

A Tale of Two Turkeys

Nature Conservancy - Science

The ocellated turkey is found only on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, Guatemala and Belize, the ocellated turkey ( Meleagris ocellata ) bears a certain resemblance to the American wild turkey.

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Adventures in Sustainable Agriculture–Guatemala | Wend Magazine.

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Related Posts Creole Accents and Conservation Ethics in the Heart of Belize Posted March 2nd, 2011 by Megan Kimble. Posted in: Green Living Project Tags: Belize , farm , Green Living Project , Guatemala Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

Review: Alan Rabinowitz’s An Indomitable Beast

Nature Conservancy - Science

While working in the Smoky Mountains, a meeting with legendary conservationist George Schaller led to an assignment in Belize, where Rabinowitz set up the world’s first jaguar reserve. Jaguar, the indomitable beast. Photo: Matt Miller/TNC.

What is a Cardinal?

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Its common name, however, is a bit of a misnomer, unless “Northern” refers to the landmass north of the equator; this species extends from some southern Canadian provinces through the entirety of the eastern United States into Mexico and down to Guatemala and Belize.

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Meet the Ocellated Turkey

Nature Conservancy - Science

Found only on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, Guatemala and Belize, the ocellated turkey ( Meleagris ocellata ) certainly bears a resemblance to the American wild turkey. An ocellated turkey male. Photo: (C) Yeray Seminario, lightasfeathers.net. By Matt Miller, senior science writer.

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Black-necked Stilts at Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve

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” Though I have seen stilts in Aruba and Belize, I had yet to add them to my American list, making me extra happy to see them. I was in Jacksonville, Florida for a conference on Living Shorelines, a restoration technique for coastal areas throughout the Southeast. For day 2 of the conference, we headed out to the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve to look at some in-progress projects. Luckily for me, there was time afterwards for a little birding.

Fruit For Birds

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This is a photo that my friend Larry Sirvio took in Belize. Something has always puzzled me in my years working in the bird feeding industry: why don’t we offer more fresh fruit to birds in our yards? Oh sure, you can find mixes with dried fruit like banana chips and raissins.

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Birding in Costa Rica, Birding in Guatemala

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After a brief look at a map, my rough guesstimate is that the territory from Guatemala and Belize south to the Darien gap is roughly equal to New England, or Florida and the eastern parts of Georgia and the Carolinas north to the Virginia line.

The Long Reach of the Poor Knights

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The Poor Knights were internationally famous and often turned up in those inevitable lists of “top places to dive&# along with Cocos Island, Sipadan, the Great Barrier Reef, Truk Lagoon, Bikini Atoll and the Blue Hole in Belize.

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Mangroves: A Star Player in the Coastal Protection Game

Conservancy Talk

An idyllic tropical island sits amidst a seagrass bed on Turneffe Atoll, Belize, Caribbean, Atlantic Ocean. It’s the lazy days of summer, and many of the folks we know are headed to the coast to spend time with family and relax.

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Funds Are Needed for Marine Protected Areas

Conservancy Talk

We already have diver, snorkeler and surfing charges in Bonaire in the Antilles, tourism fees in Galapagos and the Great Barrier Reef, airport exit fees and cruise ship fees in Belize. This letter first appeared in The Times of London.

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