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Focus On Nature Tour
in April 2011
All of the photographs that follow were taken during that tour
by tour participant Marie Gardner - © - all rights reserved.
A Snail Kite in Flight
A Narrative Relating to the FONT April 2011 Belize Tour
A List of Birds & Other Wildlife during our April 2011 Belize Tour
Cumulative List of Birds in Belize
Mammals & Some Other Nature in Belize
A Feature about Jaguars
Butterflies of Central America
Upcoming FONT Birding & Nature Tours in Central America
Also in Flight, a Jabiru,
at a place called Crooked Tree
The hotel where we stayed at Crooked Tree.
In the area, we saw as many as 118 species of birds,
including a few hundred Snail Kites (as above),
a few dozen Jabiru (as above),
and some of the birds that follow,
the Vermilion Flycatcher, Mangrove Swallow,
Boat-billed Heron, American Pygmy Kingfisher,
Plain Xenops, and Blue Bunting.
A male Vermilion Flycatcher on
a fence wire by the hotel.
We look at birds and some birds look at us.
such as this Mangrove Swallow
by where we had breakfast.
Another bird looked at us, as we passed by in a boat on a creek.
When we look at it, we can see why it's called
the Boat-billed Heron.
Also along the creek,
an American Pygmy Kingfisher
In a forest at Crooked Tree,
a Plain Xenops
that wanted to be photographed
In the same forest, a Blue
At a place called Cotton Tree,
along the Moho River,
in southern Belize,
one of our accommodations.
By those accommodations, the
Inga Trees were filled with flowers,
that were filled with hummingbirds.
Here, a Rufous-tailed Hummingbird.
Here, a Rufous-tailed Hummingbird perched.
Also at Cotton Tree, there was an assortment of
This Yellow-winged Tanager
was gathering nesting material.
This male White-collared Seedeater
was looking over the situation.
The tanagers and seedeaters are residents.
This male Common Yellowthroat was a migrant,
"passing through" as we were.
Not only birds were at Cotton Tree.
So were butterflies, including this Isabella's Heliconian,
And another Belizean Butterfly,
the Transandean Cattleheart,
By a bay, another place where
the Manatee Lodge.
Offshore, a Manatee.
Along the road at the
Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve,
we saw no Jaguar,
only the sign.
But later, at another place, we did see the animal.
One that about a year previously had been orphaned.
Although not in the wild, this Jaguar
was still nice to see.
This Jaguar's name: Tika 2.
Years ago, there was a Tika 1 at the place.
We saw that cat when we visited with a tour back in 1992.
The place: Banana Bank.
The last place where we stayed in April 2011.
It was the first place where we ever stayed in Belize,
with that tour back in 1992.
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