Recently Lorna McKenzie-Pollock invited my 2-month roommate Heather and I to go birding. Unfortunately, I was on call to help a friend that day. Since some of my readers have been asking about birding options, Lorna happened to be one of them, wanting a unique activity for visiting company. I asked her if she was willing to give a short review on the tour she had found after getting my self-guided options. Stay tuned for a future write up the list of DIY places I told Lorna to go birding. (Feature image above, 4 picture collage and the pelicans in a tree below it provided by Lorna.)
Half Day Bird Watching Boat Tour on Ambergris Caye
I highly recommend Geni’s Matura’s half-day bird watching boat tour. We went to a series of tiny Cayes out beyond Secret Beach. We walked around, saw tons of birds, then swam and hung out at a sandbar with the clearest water I have ever seen. Geni owns Coral Divers. He can be reached at email@example.com
More about Geni’s Matura’s bird watching tour
- Boat to Bird Caye which is just behind Cayo Espanto. Also stops by Sanctuary Caye and Frances Caye.
- Room for 6 people. Tour price $300 USD.
- 4-hour trip. Heads head south to the river and cut across to the other side, town
pickup is an option.
Lorna’s Other Birding Recomend
We actually found that the road to Secret Beach early in the morning is a great birdwatching spot.
A Bit Jelly We Missed Great Birding But Got Over It
As it turned out I waited in vain to help my friend that day but I could not be upset as it was a matter of someone’s health so not really in vain.
To help us get over feeling jelly (not really but had to make that corny joke,) Heather and I ended up doing a bit of birding on our own. Plus some extensive jellyfish observation. You can see some cool pics and video by clicking through on – Where to Find Wildlife on Ambergris Caye.
The animal pictures in the write up I just linked you too above are all on the lagoon side, I will leave you with a seaside pelican in action. That is another good place to birdwatch and see marine life. Especially if you luck into a fisherman cleaning his catch, that always draws a crowd.