Belize is well known for its many natural attractions Many bird and wildlife species can be found in Belize Botanic Gardens and the surrounding area. To date, Belize is home to more than 500 bird species of which about 21% are migrants and the rest are either considered resident, or seasonal resident birds. Among some of the birds found in Belize Botanic Gardens are Belize’s National Bird, the keel-billed toucan, common potoo, red-throated ant tanager, acorn woodpecker, grey-necked woodrail. If this piques your interest, check out our list.
The 309 species presented in this checklist are birds which have been recorded at or within a 5-mile radius of Belize Botanic Gardens. Our list also keeps increasing as more new species are sighted and shared by bird enthusiasts and we always welcome such information. If you visiting the gardens or birding in the area, pick up a check list booklet at our office and let us know when you see a “new” bird. If you happen to snap a picture share it to our Facebook page or our Instagram account.
Belize Botanic Gardens is for the birds! – and not just the birds, other critters as well. Visit us with eyes wide open.