MORE THAN 300 BIRD SPECIES HAVE BEEN RECORDED WITHIN 5 MILES OF THE LODGE
The Cayo District is well known for its abundant bird life and the lodge could not be better placed for Birders with its rich mixture of habitats and equally varied avifauna. Set in secondary growth rainforest on the edge of the Macal River, the lodge offers an unparalleled opportunity to get close to forest birds.
Each morning, the lodge sets out a tempting plate of fruit and throughout the day the birds will come in and feed just a few feet from guests at the Canopy Bar. Early morning is best and one of our bird guides is often on hand to help with identification over tea and coffee. Species such as Collared Aracari, Wood Thrush, Blue-crowned Mot-mot and several tanagers are regulars at the fruit table, usually in numbers, bickering over the melon. Other visitors to the fruit include Gray Catbird, Clay-colored Robin, and the noisy Plain Chachalacas, who can also double as your daily wake-up call!
The lodge was built on the edge of a steep incline overlooking the Macal River, and the unique wooden walkway takes you up into the canopy and amongst birds not normally encountered at ground level. The canopy walk-way extends away from the bar for over 50 meters - Forest Birding has never been so civilized!
Beyond Birding from the Bird-Walk, there are many trails at Sweet Songs that offer more possibilities for true tropical forest birding, and the recently opened trails in the outlying areas are potentially even more exciting. Parrots, trogons, toucans, honey-creepers, wood creepers, puff birds, tinamou and many more highly prized birds are all out there, just waiting to be found.
We believe we have the best birding and wildlife guides around, and whether you want to explore on your own or take advantage of our expert guides, we will be happy to give you all the advice and expertise you need to make your Birding & Wildlife experience in Belize an unforgettable one.
Bird Watching has become one of the most popular activities for visitors to the interior of the Belize. The Cayo District boasts sightings of 488 of 574 species which have been recorded throughout the country. With the abundance of plants on the riverbanks around Sweet Songs Lodge and the Belize Botanic Gardens, the birding here offers highly favorable sighting odds for Keel-billed and Collared Arakari Toucans, Lessons Mot Mot, Red-lored Parrot, Red-billed Pigeon, Gartered Trogon, Black Phoebe, Black-cheeked Woodpecker and Masked Tityra. Certain seasons also offer sightings of Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Hook-billed Kite, Bi-colored Hawk, Streaked Flycatcher, Northern Emerald Toucan and Ticket Tinamou. Birding with Sweet Songs Lodge in the Macal River Valley will excite first timers and avid birders alike!
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