One of the world’s premier birding destinations, BELIZE can be the perfect introduction to tropical birding for those new to the tropics and a birding paradise for all levels of birders. The country’s dozens of great birding sites spread across the contrasting habitats of the famous barrier reef and tropical islands, to the coastal plain and its renowned lagoons and rivers through lush rainforest, to the highlands of Mountain Pine Ridge with stunning waterfalls and the Maya Mountains that hide ancient Maya ruins. This small country proffers a friendly, English-speaking population proud of its conservation ethic, excellent lodging, and superb birding—all combining to make a trip to Belize one that no birder should miss! A Birder’s Guide to Belize has all the information that the visiting birder will need: Descriptions of over 100 birding sites, including a special section on nearby Tikal National Park in Guatemala. Help in locating the Belize specialty birds, among the 591 species recorded in Belize. 45 maps and directions with hundreds of GPS coordinates. Bar graphs and an annotated checklist to travel tips, lodging recommendations, advice for getting around in Belize.