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Please note that most Birdingpals are serious birdwatchers. It is a privilege to contact them, and your message should reflect it. A local Pal does not get paid, but should he/she offer to take you out birding, using their own vehicle, it would be courteous to pay for the fuel. A lunch and/or a small gift would also be appropriate, something as simple as a souvenir of your country, or a pin from your local birding club.
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They say that Belize is for the birds...it's true! You don't even have to go birding to see birds. Any day, wherever you are, whatever you're doing...you will see birds, even in Belize City. 15 miles from Belize City, he Bacab Eco-Park with it's varied habitats is excellent for spotting many species of birds Montezuma Oropendolas and White Collared Manakins making a racket in the riparian forest along the Belize River, Yucatan Jays in the scrub vegetation, Roseate Spoonbills in the lagoons and the very beautiful Agami Heron wading in the forest bajos. During Xmas Bird Count our team documented over 100 species in a little over one hour. Awesome!
Big Falls village, Toledo
Am the owner of the Lodge at Big Falls. We specialize in birding and have an excellent guide in Steven Choco, who is also a member of the Belize Bird Records Committee.
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San Ignacio, Cayo
Spanish and English
We love to share our birds and our beautiful country side with our visitors so I am sure you will have a great time with us and leave bird happy.
Blue Hole, laguna Aguacate, Mountain Pine ridge, El Pilar
lovely Cotinga, Orange Breasted falcons,
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I was first introduced to birds by Elizabeth Mallory of Manomet Bird Observatory, now Manomet Center for Environmental Sciences; this was in 1989.
From 1991 to 1996 I studied and got my degree in Natural Resources Management from Instituto Tecnologico Forestal in Durango, Mexico. I never stopped birding and I am very familiar with that northwestern corner of Mexico.
In 2000, I returned to my country, studied and obtained a license to guide in Belize; I have been a guide since 2001.
In August of 2004, I became one of the few guides certified to lead tours inside the ATM cave.
In August of 2008, I was part of the International Intern Program held at the Joppa Flats Education Center in Massachusetts; this was part of a program set up by Mass Audubon and the American Birding Association.
In October of 2008, I became certified as a mist netting and bird banding assistant. This one week course was done through the Institute for Bird Populations and the Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental Education.
I have continued during all this time to learn more and to lead birding tours in my country.