it's for the birds

Caye Caulker is a birders paradise, particularly here at South Point where we have a small 6 acre protected area.  Along with our native inhabitants we are a stopover point for many migratory species, and you may be here on the right day to see the trees full of say Scarlet Tanagers making their way further South.  If your an avid Birder,  I recommend a side trip to Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary or Crooked Tree.  Belize is said to have well over 500 species of birds documented/identified.  I have a neighbor,  Dorothy Beveridge who has lived here over 30years or so and is a wealth of knowledge in al things Nature. She and her husband Jim have discovered, photographed and documented Belize both above and below the water, and I feel blessed to know her. Thank you for the pictures Dorothy. 

 Summer Tanager

Summer Tanager

 Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill

 Mangrove Warbler

Mangrove Warbler

 Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Go Slow

Caye Caulker is the Caribbean Island that time forgot. If you came here in the 70's it probably doesn't look much different now.  There are no 5 star hotels or chain restraurants here, everything is run by Mom & Pop. It's very popular with backpackers who stay in the many affordable hostels, but there are other options if  you crave a little more luxury and privacy. Caye Caulker is also popular with divers, snorkelers and fisherman, and in future posts I'll get more indepth with activities available.  This video gives a nice short tour of the island, you get the vibe here-laid back.

Getting Here

Air

There are a few ways to get to Caye Caulker,  but my favorite if you can swing it, is to fly here from Belize City.  The view is breathtaking!  It's a short 10-12 min flight from Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport  on either Tropic Air  or Maya Island Air

You can fly into Belize City (BZE) with United, American, Delta, SouthWest, Avianca, and now seasonal direct flights from Toronto on WestJet!!

 Caye Caulker, Belize

Caye Caulker, Belize

Water taxi

Currently there are 2 companies making multiple runs daily here and on to San Pedro check out the San Pedro Belize Express and the Ocean Ferry Belize