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Belize 15 - 25 January
with Stuart Elsom and Eric Tut
Belize is quite simply a birder’s paradise. Formerly known as British Honduras, this small Central American country remains a member of the Commonwealth and a popular destination for tourists. Bordered on its western side by Mexico and Guatemala, and on the east by the Caribbean Sea (and the second longest barrier reef in the world), Belize forms part of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor stretching from Mexico to Panama. For such a relatively small country Belize has a small population which ensures there are extensive areas of good habitat to be found. Indeed, some 60% of the country is covered by forest and only around 20% by cultivation or settlements. In addition, Belize has been proactive in protecting it natural resources and today some 37% of the land mass is covered by some level of protection.
Our tour takes us all around this little gem of a country from Crooked Tree in the north, to Crystal Paradise in the west, Blue Hole in the centre of the country and Mayflower Bocawina National park in the east. The ancient Mayan culture can be seen across the landscape of Belize and we’ll spend a day amidst the wonderful ruins at Caracol. With some wonderful lodges, easy trails through lush habitats, and exciting resident and migratory birds, we are assured of a wonderful birding tour.
Oman 15 - 25 November 2018
with Stephen Menzie
The Sultanate of Oman – one of the most attractive, unspoiled, and safest countries in the Middle East – offers an extraordinary wealth of birds and an exceptionally pleasant, welcoming, and relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy them. Located on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, and with over one thousand miles of coastline, Oman’s varied habitats host a diverse selection of birds with significant elements drawn from the Europe, Asia and Africa. Offshore, Oman’s clean, fish-rich waters support an abundance of seabirds.
Now widely considered part of the Western Palearctic, we’ll sample the best that this fabulous country has to offer – from the riches of the north coast to the hidden oases of the Empty Quarter and the almost Afrotropical fauna of the south.
Above, Oman has a nice mix of African and Asian birds, such as this colourful Indian Roller. Below, Persian Shearwater will be one of the birds we hope to encounter on our short pelagic.
Photos Richard Campey