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Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

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Northern Highway at Mile 33, Belize
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got to the junction by public bus and then hitchhiked into the sanctuary. It is down a very long, boring, dirty, unshaded road for around 3 miles. It would be awful to walk in the heat! Most people hitch a lift with any locals...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 302lovefood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used a local guide from Belize Tours Unlimited Lyndon and we had a one of a kind experience. We saw a Stork walking around as we rode horseback through the village. Our kids did not want to go home

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jungle J
Reviewed February 24, 2019

A birdwatcher's paradise! Lots of trails around the island to see as much as you possible can. I recommend staying at Beck's B&B.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank galencampbell
Reviewed February 24, 2019

Our stay was peaceful and pleasant We took a birding boat tour from the Bird's Eye View Lodge. Our guide, Rudy, was excellent! The food was great.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

We took a birding boat tour from the Bird's Eye View Lodge. Our guide, Rudy, was excellent, well informed and welcoming. We saw many blue herons, great egrets, ibises, limpricks, and a rare black collared hawk. Jabiru storks will arrive by the end of January....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Marj W
Reviewed December 15, 2018

We travelled to Crooked Tree to 'check it out' for a future gathering. The turn to Crooked Tree is well marked from either direction on the Northern Highway, but you then have a bone-jarring ride for what is said to be two miles but seemed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Adrian B
Reviewed December 6, 2018

This sanctuary sees an annual life cycle from drought conditions to the rainy season and the valley fills to create the lagoon until it dries out again by seeping through the limestone base and flow towards the sea. I was there when the lagoon was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chrisbeeoxford
Reviewed December 2, 2018

We were fortunate enough for good water levels in the sanctuary in late May for an excellent boat tour of the sanctuary... It leaves from the Bird's Eye Lodge, which also looked like a great place to stay in the area next time... Never saw...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank CharlieB24
Reviewed August 30, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Road708602
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Birding on the coast of Texas is hard to beat as we see vast numbers of migratory birds. But even we were impressed with our lagoonboat tour of the sanctuary with Leonard this July. Go early in the morning (we started about 6:30 and the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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