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The Ultimate Bird Watching Destination In Belize

Belize remains a top destination for birding enthusiasts year-round. Nestled within the country’s lush jungle is an eco-lodge offering a diverse avian vacation experience. Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge’s premier location overlooks the Macal River, and the canopy walk-way extends from the bar over 50 meters, bringing you closer to birds and wildlife than ever before. Here’s your all-in-one guide to birding in Belize at Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge, featuring bird species, migration insights, and what to anticipate from the all-inclusive birding vacation.

What To Expect Birding In Belize

Birds Of Belize: Belize’s national bird is the Keel-Billed Toucan, known locally as the “bill bird.” The most profound characteristic of the toucan is the huge yellow, orange, red, green and black canoe-shaped bill. Belize is a hotspot for avid bird watchers with over 600 recorded species. San Ignacio, home to Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge, is a true birder’s haven home to most of those bird sightings

Seasonal Variations and Bird Migration: Belize sees a changing array of bird species throughout the year due to varying seasons and migration patterns. Each season brings a unique set of birds, making it an exciting destination for birdwatchers year-round. Of the nearly 600 birds spotted in Belize, roughly 80% are local and 20% migrant to Belize during winter months from North America. The winter months, December to April, tend to bring more opportunities to observe migratory birds. 

Birding at Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge

All Inclusive Birding Package: Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge offers an idyllic haven for nature enthusiasts, featuring an all-inclusive birding vacation tailored for both experienced birdwatchers and newcomers alike. Delve into full day birding tours within the lodge’s grounds, Belize Botanic Gardens, ancient Maya sites, jungle waterfalls, and modern Maya villages, ensuring a well-rounded Belizean experience. Retreat to an immersive treehouse each night to rest for the next day’s adventure. 

The 6-Day Belize Birding Package includes:

  • Accommodations in selected jungle treehouse or casita for 5 nights
  • Full day bird watching tours with expert guides to an ancient Maya site, a jungle waterfall, and a modern-day Maya village
  • Self-guided morning and evening birding excursion in the Belize Botanic Garden
  • Self-guided on-property birding excursions
  • All Inclusive Package: three meals per day, local alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and hiking trail access
  • Complimentary use of river tubes, canoes, and bikes


The Treehouse Bar & Restaurant Visitors: At Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge, the birdwatching comes to you during meals. Each morning, a tempting fruit plate attracts birds mere feet away from guests at the Treehouse Bar. Expert bird guides often assist with identification over morning tea and coffee. Regular visitors like the Collared Aracari, Wood Thrush, Blue-crowned Motmot, and various tanagers frequent the fruit table, creating lively scenes.

Some of Our Favorite Bird Visitors: With many trails and river access, Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge provides the optimal chances for bird watching and wildlife viewing. Visitors may encounter captivating species like the Emerald Toucanet and Lesson’s Motmot. Other visitors include the Gray Catbird, Clay-colored Robin, and the boisterous Plain Chachalacas, doubling as your daily wake-up call! View Sweet Songs’ bird list to explore all 300+ species spotted within a 5-mile radius of the lodge.

Expert Birding Guides: Explore Belize’s wildlife with the most friendly, knowledgeable, and professional birding guides. Whether you prefer independent discovery or guided tours, our team ensures an unforgettable birding experience. Benefit from expert local guides who teach binocular focus, species spotting, and morning song identification, enriching your Belize wildlife journey with invaluable expertise.

Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge is the ultimate haven for avid birders seeking an immersive and diverse bird watching vacation in Belize. Plan your visit to discover the incredible birdlife that thrives in this tropical paradise, adding rare, colorful, and migratory species to your bird list. Have questions or are eager to book your all-inclusive birding vacation? Contact Sweet Songs today and set your course for a remarkable birding adventure!

Sweet Songs Phone Number:

Belize: +(501) 832-8130

Toll Free: 1-877-417-9180

Sweet Songs Email:

[email protected]