Mountain Pine Ridge and Bald Hills Birdwatching
From USD $100.00
- Duration: 6 Hours (approx.)
- Location: San Ignacio, Cayo District
- Product code: PRFURC
We leave town at 6:00am to what is perhaps one of the most interesting habitats in Belize. We start where the broadleaf forest slowly transforms into pine forest. We will be scanning for Rufous-capped Warblers, Grace’s Warbler and Black-headed Siskin. Keep it on the low, but we also know reliable spots for Lovely Cotinga and Stygian Owl, so cross your fingers! As we continue our way up the hills, we will be on the lookout for Rusty Sparrow, Cabanis’s Wren and Hepatic Tanager. Along the Northern Escarpment, locally known as DzRaptor Centraldz, we will visit a historical Orange-breasted Falcon eyrie. This is also a great vantage point for King Vulture, Black-and-White Hawk-Eagle and even the ultra-rare Solitary Eagle. We have our packed lunch here, while we enjoy the stunning view of the highest waterfall in Central America, known as Thousand-foot Fall. After lunch, we proceed to the Bald Hills. This area, geologically speaking, is a true Dzoldiedz and perhaps the only land mass which was above water when the rest of Central America was under a shallow sea.