Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Birders Welcome!

Saturday night, we were lucky to host a birding group here at Moonracer Farm.  This first Birding Big Day covered the Mountain Pine Ridge, and we are the perfect staging area. Roni Martinez described the Big Day, as well as supplying the following photos:

The first of 12 Birding Big Days to cover Belize in 2017.  Our 15 participants were from all over the country.  Orange Walk, Belize, Cayo and Stann Creek Districts.  Plus from Peten Guatemala.  105 species in 11 hours of intense Birding. Including: Chestnut-collared Swift, Stygian Owl, Orange-breasted Falcon, Cabanis's Wren, Barred Forest-Falcon, White-winged Tanager, Stripe-tailed Hummingbird, Lovely Cotinga and Ornate Hawk-Eagle.  Thanks to the Belize Audubon Society for inviting past Bird Guide students and helping with logistics.

It was great fun to sit in the background and listen to a group of people who are passionate about what they are doing. Besides learning a lot about the local birds, we were inspired by the energy of the group. We hope to see more of everyone in this group in the future!

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