Monday 8 September 2014

Ambergris Caye, Belize

After Black Rock Lodge we moved onto Ambergris Caye, an island off the eastern coast of Belize. W arrived via a short 20 minute flight in a small 14 seater plane, which provided stunning views of the aqua marine and turquoise seas and barrier reef, which incidentally is the 2nd biggest in the world.

Here there wasn't much birding to do, however, the snorkeling was amazing. We swam up close and personal with huge Spotted Eagle Rays, Sting Rays, Nurse Sharks, Green Turtles, Moray Eel and a Manatee. Add to that collection huge numbers and varieties of beautifully colourful fish, and all in all it really was a breathe taking experience.

I did see a few birds, mostly when I borrowed one of the hotel's bikes and headed away from town on the bumpy unmade roads.    

Great Tailed Grackle

Magnificent Frigatebird

Tropical Kingbird 

Hooded Oriole

Tri-coloured Heron

Wilson's Plover. There are a few more pictures below.   

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