Belize: 2009

Click on the small picture to see a larger, more detailed version. I toured Belize (Belize City, Crooked Tree, Lamanai, Chan Chich) in March, 2009. The weather was lovely much of the time and many of the photos turned out well. Most of the photos were taken with a Canon SLR camera with 300mm zoom lens, but I also use a Nikon point-and-shoot for both scenery and digiscoping. All modes are represented below. The trip was very enjoyable and was led by Jan Hansen (dba Otus Asio Tours Jan leads a variety of trips, all of which I would recommend.

Belize City area

[Belize City] [Belize City] [Magnificent Frigatebird] [Magnificent Frigatebird] [Brown Pelican]

Belize City from the air: main airport area, islands off shore. March 24, 2009;
Magnificent Frigatebird and Brown Pelican, March 15, 16, 25, 2009

[Spotted Sandpiper] [Spotted Sandpiper] [Ruddy Turnstone] [Iguana] [Yucatan Squirrel]

Spotted Sandpiper and Ruddy Turnstone along the shore,
Iguana and Yucatan Squirrel nearby, March 15, 17, 25, 2009.

[Great Kiskadee] [Scissor-tailed Flycatcher] [Scissor-tailed Flycatcher] [Common Tody Flycatcher] [Common Tody Flycatcher]

Great Kiskadee, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Common Tody Flycatcher, March 14 - 17, 2009.

[Great-tailed Grackle] [Tropical Mockingbird] [Ruddy Graound Dove] [Clay-colored Robin] [Clay-colored Robin] [Clay-colored Robin]

Great-tailed Grackle, Tropical Mockingbird, Ruddy Graound Dove,
Clay-colored Robin, March 15, 17, 25, 2009.

[Cinnamon Hummingbird] [Cinnamon Hummingbird] [Green-breasted Mango] [White-collared Seedeater] [White-collared Seedeater] [White-collared Seedeater]

Cinnamon Hummingbird, Green-breasted Mango, White-collared Seedeater, March 15, 17, 25, 2009.

[Yellow Warbler] [Yellow-throated Warbler] [Yellow-throated Warbler] [Yellow-throated Warbler] [Yellow-throated Warbler]

Yellow and Yellow-throated Warbler, March 15, 17, 2009.

[Summer Tanager] [Summer Tanager] [Summer Tanager] [Summer Tanager] [Summer Tanager]

Summer Tanager, March 15, 17, 2009.

[Golden-fronted Woodpecker] [Blue-gray Tanager] [Baltimore Oriole] [Hooded Oriole] [Yellow-bellied Elaenia] [Yellow-bellied Elaenia]

Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Blue-gray Tanager, Baltimore Oriole, Hooded Oriole,
Yellow-bellied Elaenia, March 15 - 17, 2009.

Crooked Tree

[Crooked Tree Lodge] [Grey-breasted Martin] [Grey-breasted Martin] [Mangrove Swallow] [Vermillion Flycatcher] [Bat Falcon]

Lodge from the water, Grey-breasted Martin, Mangrove Swallow, Vermillion Flycatcher,
Bat Falcon, at Crooked Tree Lodge, March 16, 2009

[Great Black Hawk] [Osprey] [Black-collared Hawk] [Roadside Hawk] [Roadside Hawk]

Great Black Hawk (imm.), Osprey, Black-collared Hawk, Roadside Hawk,
from the boat out of Crooked Tree Lodge, March 16, 2009

[Boat-billed Heron] [Agami Heron] [Agami Heron] [Bare-throated Tiger Heron] [Bare-throated Tiger Heron] [Roseate Spoonbill]

Boat-billed Heron, Agami Heron, Bare-throated Tiger Heron, Roseate Spoonbill,
from the boat out of Crooked Tree Lodge, March 16, 2009

[Grey-necked Wood Rail] [Prothonotary Warbler] [American Pygmy Kingfisher] [Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture] [Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture] [Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture]

Grey-necked Wood Rail, Prothonotary Warbler, American Pygmy Kingfisher,
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture, from the boat out of Crooked Tree Lodge, March 16, 2009

[Jabiru] [Jabiru] [Jabiru] [Olive-throated Parakeet] [Olive-throated Parakeet]

Jabiru with young on nest, Olive-throated Parakeet,
on way home from Crooked Tree, March 16, 2009.


[Wood Stork] [Ringed Kingfisher] [Ringed Kingfisher] [Jabiru] [Social Flycatcher]

Wood Stork with Great and Snowy Egret along road to Toll Bridge,
Ringed Kingfisher on river from Toll Bridge to Lamanai,
Jabiru and Social Flycatcher at Lamanai Outpost, March 17, 2009.

[Blue-black Grassquit] [Melodius Blackbird] [Black-headed Trogon] [Yellow-throated Euphonia] [Yellow-throated Euphonia] [Olive-throated Parakeet]

Blue-black Grassquit, Melodius Blackbird, Black-headed Trogon, Yellow-throated Euphonia,
Olive-throated Parakeet, at Lamanai Outpost, March 17, 2009.

[Laughing Falcon] [Laughing Falcon] [Yucatan Woodpecker] [Yucatan Woodpecker] [Yucatan Woodpecker]

Laughing Falcon, Yucatan Woodpecker, at Lamanai Outpost, March 17, 2009.

[Lamanai Outpost] [Lamanai Outpost] [Crocodile] [Green Kingfisher] [American Pygmy Kingfisher]

Lamania Outpost: cabanas, view of New Lagoon,
baby crocodile, Green and American Pygmy Kingfisher on night boat trip March 17, 2009.

[Snail Kite] [Sungrebe] [Sungrebe] [Sungrebe] [Savannah] [Botteri's Sparrow] [Rufous-browed Peppershrike]

Snail Kite, Sungrebe on creek across the New Lagoon,
scene, Botteri's Sparrow, Rufous-browed Peppershrike at Savannah area, March 18, 2009.

[Mayan ruins] [Mayan ruins] [Mayan ruins] [Mangrove Vireo] [Violaceous Trogon] [Violaceous Trogon]

temples, Jan, Mangrove Vireo, Violaceous Trogon,
Mayan ruins at Lamanai, March 18, 2009.

[Iguana] [Howler Monkey] [Ivory-billed Woodcreeper] [Bat Falcon] [Noetropic Cormorant] [Barred Antshrike]

Iguana, Howler Monkey, Ivory-billed Woodcreeper, Bat Falcon,
Neotropic Cormorants at Mayan ruins at Lamanai,
Barred Antshrike at Lamanai Airport, March 18, 2009.

[Mangrove Swallow] [Mangrove Swallow] [Yucutan Parrot] [White-fronted Parrot] [Grasshopper Sparrow] [Grasshopper Sparrow] [Yucatan Jay]

Mangrove Swallow at Lamanai Outpost, March 18;
Yucatan Parrot, White-fronted Parrot,
Grasshopper Sparrow, Yucatan Jay at Savannah, March 19, 2009.

[Limpkin] [Limpkin] [Limpkin] [Grey-crowned Yellowthroat] [Grey-crowned Yellowthroat] [Grey-crowned Yellowthroat]

Limpkin along creek opposite Lamanai,
Grey-crowned Yellowthroat on road to Chan Chich, March 19, 2009.

Chan Chich

[Grey Fox] [Roadside Hawk] [Green-breasted Mango] [Yellow-winged Tanager] [Swallow-tailed Kite] [Plumbeous Kite] [Black hawk-Eagle]

Grey Fox, Roadside Hawk, Green-breasted Mango, Yellow-winged Tanager,
Swallow-tailed Kite, La Milpa field station,
Plumbeous Kite, Black Hawk-Eagle, along road, March 19, 2009.

[ChanChich] [ChanChich] [ChanChich] [Rufous-tailed Jacamar] [Rufous-tailed Jacamar]

Chan Chich cabanas and restaurant, March 20-24, 2009,
Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Chan Chich, March 24, 2009

[Ocellated Turkey] [Ocellated Turkey] [Ocellated Turkey] [Ocellated Turkey] [Ocellated Turkey]

Ocellated Turkey, Chan Chich, March 21 & 24, 2009

[Montezuma Oropendula] [Montezuma Oropendula] [Montezuma Oropendula] [Montezuma Oropendula] [Red-billed Pigeon] [Mealy Parrot]

Montezuma Oropendula, March 19, 21, & 24, 2000,
Red-billed Pigeon, Mealy Parrot, Chan Chich, March 19, 2009

[Spider Monkey] [Spider Monkey] [Spider Monkey] [lizard] [lizard] [Tarantula]

Spider Monkeys, lizards, tarantula, Chan Chich, March 19-22, 2009

[ChanChich trails] [ChanChich trails] [ChanChich trails] [Crocodile] [Crocodile] [Deppe's Squirrel]

Scenes along the trails near Chan Chich,
Morelet's Crocodile, Deppe's Squirrel, March 19-24, 2009

[Chestnut-colored Woodpecker] [Pale-billed Woodpecker] [Pale-billed Woodpecker] [Black-cheeked Woodpecker] [Olivaceous Woodcreeper] [Strong-billed Woodcreeper] [Strong-billed Woodcreeper]

Chestnut-colored, Pale-billed, & Black-cheeked Woodpeckers,
Olivaceous and Strong-billed Woodcreepers,
along the trails near Chan Chich, March 19-23, 2009

[White-whiskered Puffbird] [White-whiskered Puffbird] [White-whiskered Puffbird] [Red-capped Manakin] [Red-capped Manakin] [Red-capped Manakin]

White-whiskered Puffbird, Red-capped Manakin,
along the trails near Chan Chich, March 20, 2009

[Red-legged Noneycreeper] [Red-legged Noneycreeper] [Slaty-tailed Trogon] [Red-lored Parrot] [Black-faced Grosbeak] [Black-faced Grosbeak]

Red-legged Noneycreeper, Slaty-tailed Trogon, Red-lored Parrot, Black-faced Grosbeak,
along the trails near Chan Chich, March 20-24, 2009

[Royal Flycatcher] [Cinnamon Becard] [Greenish Eleania] [Thrush-like Schiffornus]

Royal Flycatcher, Cinnamon Becard, Greenish Eleania, Thrush-like Schiffornus,
along the trails near Chan Chich, March 22-24, 2009

[Gallon Jug] [Gallon Jug] [Gallon Jug] [Gallon Jug] [Gallon Jug]

Gallon Jug village school, post office, main residence and
farm scenes of shade-grown coffee and cocoa pod, March 21-23, 2009

[Crested Guan] [White-tailed Kite] [Fork-tailed Flycatcher] [Fork-tailed Flycatcher] [Bronzed Cowbird] [Northern Potoo]

Crested Guan on the way to and White-tailed Kite, Fork-tailed Flycatcher,
Bronzed Cowbird, Northern Potoo in Gallon Jug village, March 21-23, 2009

[Keel-billed Toucan] [Keel-billed Toucan] [Red-lored Parrot] [Red-lored Parrot]

Keel-billed Toucan, Red-lored Parrot,
morning trip to the escarpment, March 21, 2009

[White-tailed Deer] [Red Brocket Deer] [Ornate Hawk-Eagle] [Olive-backed Euphonia]

White-tailed and Red Brocket Deer, Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Olive-backed Euphonia,
morning trip to the escarpment, March 21, 2009

[Great Currasow] [Black-headed Trogon] [Plain Chachalaca] [Plain Chachalaca] [Keel-billed Toucan]

Great Currasow, Black-headed Trogon, Plain Chachalaca, Keel-billed Toucan,
morning trip to Laguna Seca, March 22, 2009

[Black-collared Hawk] [Pinneated Bittern] [Pinneated Bittern] [Bare-throated Tiger Heron] [Bare-throated Tiger Heron]

Black-collared Hawk, Pinneated Bittern, Bare-throated Tiger Heron,
morning trip at Laguna Seca, March 22, 2009

[Blue Ground Dove] [Blue Ground Dove] [Green-breasted Mango]

Blue Ground Dove, Green-breasted Mango,
morning trip to Laguna Seca, March 22, 2009

Eric W. Greisen