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NATURE and CULTURE
during the Focus On Nature Tour
in March 2007
All of the photographs that follow were taken during that tour
by tour participants Alan & Sally Brady - © - all rights reserved.
A List of Birds & Other Wildlife during our March '07 Belize Tour
Cumulative List of Birds during our Belize Tours
Lists of Belize Mammals; Amphibians & Reptiles, and Marine Life of the Reef
Butterflies of Central America
Upcoming FONT Birding & Nature Tours in Belize
Belizean color & lingo
Resting, reading, and birding at the nice grounds of the Mayan
near the Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary
The road between the Mayan village & the Cockscomb Sanctuary.
Along this wonderful road, we heard numerous tinamous,
and we saw birds as nice as White Hawk,
Slaty-tailed Trogon, and Olive-backed Euphonias.
Close to us were White-collared Manakins performing at a lek,
as their relative, the Thrush-like Schiffornis, was nearby.
Good looks were had of the Dusky Antbird
& the Smoky-brown Woodpecker.
Above us in a tree, was the larger
Pale-billed Woodpecker, a relative of the "Ivory-bill".
A Red Brocket Deer walked across the road.
In Belize, that animal is called the "Antelope".
A Mayan stella
The Mayan ruins at Altun Ha.
A ferry along the way to some birding.
Some of the birds on the other side follow.
A Jabiru on a distant nest
On a fencepost, a Gray Hawk
On a roadside wire, a Fork-tailed Flycatcher
On another post, the resident race
of the Eastern Meadowlark
The all-black race of the Variable Seedeater
An adult Northern Jacana
Going indoors, in the lobby of a hotel in remote Belize,
where Queen Elizabeth II once stayed,
there was this painting of a Jaguar on the wall.
Pictures of Jaguars seem to be just about everywhere in Belize,
and especially on postcards!
What we later saw, one day, on the ground,
was the track of a Jaguar.
High in a tree, a Keel-billed Toucan.
Also called the Rainbow-billed Toucan,
it's the national bird of Belize.
Along the seacoast, a street scene in Caye Caulker.
In this town, we either walked
or traveled about on a rented golf-cart.
That's how went to places where we saw
Black Catbird, Yucatan Vireo, White-crowned Pigeon,
Green-breasted Mango, and Mangrove Warbler.
Two Magnificent Frigatebirds on posts by the sea at Caye Caulker.
On a wooden pier, coastal
birds including Brown Pelican,
Laughing Gulls, and Terns:
mostly Royal, also Sandwich, Common, and Gull-billed.
A great place it was to be - by the sea.
Above, in the distance, the surf breaks over the reef.
Offshore from Caye Caulker,
some of us went underwater,
where parrotfish, butterflyfish, damselfish,
sea urchins, conches, and
the Hawksbill Sea Turtle were seen.