Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

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Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

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macdcpa
Portland, OR5 contributions
We stayed at the Bird’s Eye View Lodge. Excellent lodging, very knowledgeable birding guides. Lots of other activities, including Mayan Ruins. A place worth going back to.
Written January 25, 2022
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narihood
phoenix, az13 contributions
we stayed in this little village, which is supposed to be teh oldest village in belize. we took the morning birding tour on the boat on the lagoon, and it was fun, even though we are not birders we still were amazed at how many varieties of birds we saw, as well as crocodiles, iguanas, etc. the village is very small, we ate at 3J's every day, the food there is limited but amazingly delicious- have the fish and chips, unlike any you've ever had!
Written April 15, 2006
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msfortune
Pipersville, PA19 contributions
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary is a wonderful place to relax and watch birds. Seeing birds is as easy as stepping out of your room and ambling onto the grounds for a look over the lagoon. Jacana, heron, egret, kites, roseate spoonbill, you name it. The food is good and plentiful. The staff was happy to plan trips around the area--the trip to lamanai is a must. We saw the elusive jabiru stork on the way to the ruins. Our drivers were full of information about birds, belize, and local life. It was the highlight of our time in belize. the rooms were were cool and comfortable.
Written August 30, 2018
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elin02
Astoria, NY190 contributions
Couples
We stayed in the sanctuary for two nights upon arrival in Belize. We did a bird watching boat tour with our lodge, Crooked Tree Lodge, and had a great time. It was $25 pp with minimum 4 people. This area attracts a lot of bird watchers for it's many species but we came simply to relax and enjoy the wildlife. Knowing nothing about bird watching, we still enjoyed it. We learned a lot about the birds of Belize from our guide and from bird watchers in our boat. Helps to have really good binoculars. The scenery, alone, is enough to enjoy this tour.
Written March 6, 2013
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Tiffy_Bird
La Plata, MD569 contributions
Although Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary was not on our official itinerary, our guide indulged me and stopped for about 45 minutes. From one waterside spot, we literally saw about 40 bird species in that short time. Several were life birds for me---including the magnificent Jabiru stork. I cannot recommend Crooked Tree enough---especially for birdwatchers. I will definitely return and spend a LOT more time there.
Written January 26, 2020
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FarFlungStarling
Qualicum Beach, Canada1,014 contributions
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We were staying at Birds Eye View lodge and had 24/7 access to the lagoon for the 3 days we were there. Absolutely amazing diversity of birds and animals. Be sure to take the early morning 3 hour Bird watching tour and be prepared to be blown away even if you are not an avid "birder".
Written March 8, 2017
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jokerji
Ann Arbor, MI714 contributions
Family
We stayed in Becks B&B as our first stop in Crooked Tree (because of it's central location) while driving from Mexico. We spent some time at the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary next morning. If you are not big into birds, I'd suggest skipping this.
Written January 12, 2017
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Angela C
Heber City, UT167 contributions
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If you love nature, wildlife, hiking, birding or just a great boat ride on the Belize River, this is the perfect spot. Arguably the best birding site in Belize, this sanctuary ran by the Audubon Society is simply one of a kind.
Written December 27, 2015
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BernardBarbour
St. Pete Beach, FL466 contributions
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Driving south on the Northern Highway headed to Belmopan we spied a sign for Crooked Tree. We had read a little about the lagoon and it's wildlife and decided to take a last minute detour to check it out. After driving about 3 miles down a rutted, muddy road cutting across a lagoon we arrived at the welcome center. After familiarizing ourselves, we headed off driving around. We found the people very friendly and talkative, telling us all about the history of the area and things to see. The day we got there was special in that many of the local residents were out and about fishing in the month of August, which is rare. We were informed by Derek the administrator at the visitors center that fishing is only allowed in April and May. It was a spectacle to see all the locals about and this unique activity. We then drove around to check out the Cashew farms and wildlife. As Land Rover enthusiast, we were amazed to see so many old Land Rovers. Overall we had a great time and will go back again. We were told it's best to come in the early morning to see all the birds.
Written August 21, 2014
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Gregory S
Harrisburg, PA77 contributions
I am not a serious birder, but love nature and found the lake to be fairly scenic with lots of birds. Lake level was low, there were many birds to be seen just from the causeway access road. Also you can walk the shoreline both ways from the visitor center (minimal exhibits) located at the causeway west end. Take binoculars!
I did not do a boat tour, which leaves about 6:15 am from Birds Eye View Lodge, supposedly you see a lot more on it. See them day before.
"Carrie's Kitchen" is a very good local restaurant on the southside of town past the hurricane shelter, serving generous portions of Belizean food for about US$5 plate - stew chicken, rice/beans, cole slaw, plantain. Look for signs.
There are supposedly a couple campgrounds around town.
Written April 1, 2013
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