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Birding Tours

Adventure Camera (Wildside Birding Tours)

American Birding Association

Beyond Touring

Bird Treks


Borderland Tours

Caligo Ventures

Central Travel

Eagle-Eye Tours

Ecotour Expeditions

Exotic Birding

Field Guides Inc.

Footprint Adventures

High Lonesome Tours

Holbrook Travel

Mark Smith Nature Tours

Maya Travel Services

Naturalist Journeys

Nature Treks & Passages


Ornithology Expeditions


Paradise Expeditions

Reefs, Ruins & Rainforests

Sea-ing is Belizing

Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory

Toledo Ecotourism Association

Victor Emanuel Nature Tours


Aguada Hotel - Cayo District

Anchorage Resort - Caye Caulker

Angel Fish Inn - Placencia

Banana Bank Lodge - Cayo District

Banana Beach Resort - Ambergris Caye

Barnacle Bill's Beach Bungalows - Maya Beach

Basil Jones Resort & Club - Ambergris Caye

Beaches & Dreams Seafront Inn - Hopkins

Belcove Hotel & Gallows Point Caye

Belize Agroforestry Research Center - Toledo District

Belize Beach Suites - Ambergris Caye

Belize Island Lodge - Moho Cay

Belize Odyssey Resort - Caye Caulker

Belize River Lodge - near Belize City

Belize Yacht Club Resort - Ambergris Caye

Belizean Shores - Ambergris Caye

Bellevue Hotel - Belize City

Belmopan Hotel

Bird's Eye View Lodge - Crooked Tree area

Black Point Retreat - Punta Gorda

Black Rock Lodge - Cayo District [12/01: Murders and rape by Guatemalan banditos at the Black Rock Lodge]

Blackbird Caye Field Station - Oceanic Society

Blackbird Caye Resort

Bladen Nature Reserve (BFREE) - Toledo District

Blancaneaux Lodge - Cayo District

Blue Crab Beach Resort - Stann Creek District

Blue Creek Rainforest Preserve [Canopy walkway closed due to storm damage.] - Toledo District

Blue Creek Village & Lodge - Toledo District

Blue Horizon Lodge - Stann Creek District

Blue Lagoon Apartment - Placencia

Blue Marlin Lodge - Southwater Caye

Blue Tang Inn - Ambergris Caye

Bob's Paradise - Monkey River

Brianna's Beach House - Ambergris Caye

Bull Frog Inn - Belmopan

Caesar's Place Guest House - Cayo District

Cahal Pech Village - Cayo District

Calico Jack's Village - Stann Creek

Calm Caye Villa - Ambergris Caye

Calypso Beach Retreat - Long Caye

Capricorn Resort - Ambergris Caye

Captain Morgan's Retreat - Ambergris Caye

Caribbean Villas - Ambergris Caye

Caribe Island Resort - Ambergris Caye

Carol's Cabanas - Placencia

Casa Azul - Ambergris Caye

CasaBlanca by the Sea - Corozal

Casa Caribe Resort Village - Ambergris Caye

Casa Maya Eco-Resort - Cayo District

Casa Solana - Ambergris Caye

Casa Tortuga - Ambergris Caye

Cave's Branch Jungle Lodge - Cayo District

Caye Hideaway - Ambergris Caye

Cayo Espanto - Ambergris Caye

Chaa Creek Cottages - Cayo District

Chan Chich Lodge - Gallon Jug

Changes in Latitude Bed & Breakfast - Ambergris Caye

Chateau Caribbean - Belize City

Chateau Giselle - Caye Caulker

Chau Hiix Lodge [Article] - Crooked Tree area

Chichan Ka Lodge - Cayo District

Clarissa Falls Resort - Cayo District

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary - Southern Belize

Coco Caye Villa - Ambergris Caye

Coconuts Caribbean Hotel - Ambergris Caye

Colton House - Belize City

Community Baboon Sanctuary - Bermudian Landing

Conch Shell Hotel - Ambergris Caye

Coral Bay Villas - Ambergris Caye

Coral Beach Hotel & Dive Club - Ambergris Caye

Corona del Mar - Ambergris Caye

Corozal Bay Inn

Cottage Colony Resort - St. George's Cay

Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

Crystal Paradise Resort - Cayo District [Birding at Crystal Paradise]

Las Cuevas Research Station - Cayo District

Deb & Dave's Last Resort - Placencia

duPlooy's Jungle Lodge - Cayo District

Easy Living Apartments - Placencia

Ek' Tun - Cayo District

El-Rey Inn - Belmopan

Embassy Hotel - Airport

Emerald Reef Suites - Ambergris Caye

Essene Way Resort - Ambergris Caye

Exotic Caye Beach Resort - Ambergris Caye

Fallen Stones Jungle Lodge - Punta Gorda - Closed -- burned down.

Five Sisters Lodge - Cayo District

Fort Street Guesthouse - Belize City

Fountain Blue Suites - Ambergris Caye [Closed - in foreclosure]

Gaviota Coral Reef Resort - Tobacco Caye

Glover's Atoll Resort

The Great House - Belize City

Green Heaven Lodge - Cayo District

Green Parrot Beach Houses - Stann Creek District

Hamanasi Dive Resort - Sittee Point

Hammock Tree Travel Hostel - Corozal

Harry's Cozy Cabanas - Placencia

Hickatee Cottages - Punta Gorda

Hidden Valley Inn - Cayo District

Hideaway Sports Lodge - Ambergris Caye

Hillside Bed & Breakfast - 16 km west of San Felipe

Hok'ol K'in Guesthouse - Corozal

Hopkins Bay Resort & Belizian Dreams

Hopkins Inn

Hotel del Rio - Ambergris Caye

Howler Monkey Lodge (formerly Jungle Drift Lodge) - Bermudian Landing

Humming Bird Hills - Cayo District

Iguana Creek Resort - Cayo District

Iguana Gardens - Ambergris Caye

Iguana Reef Inn - Caye Caulker

Isla Marisol Resort - Stann Creek District

Ix Chel Farm - Cayo District

IZE Southwater Caye

Jaguar Creek - Cayo District

Jaguar Paw Jungle Resort - Cayo District

Jaguar Reef Lodge - Hopkins

JB's Watering Hole - Cayo District

Journey's End Resort - Ambergris Caye

Jungle Camp on Golden Stream - Indian Creek

Jungle EcoLodge Belize - Soliciting investors

Jungle Jeanie's - Hopkins

Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort - Sittee area

Tarpon Caye Lodge - Tarpon Caye

Kitty's Place Beach Resort - Stann Creek District

Kulcha Shak Inn - Stann Creek District

Lamanai Outpost Lodge - Orange Walk District

Las Cuevas Forest Research Station - Cayo District

Lazy Iguana Bed & Breakfast - Caye Caulker

Leslie Cottages - Dangriga

Lighthouse Reef Resort - Offshore Cayes

Lily's Hotel - Ambergris Caye

Little Water Caye Resort - For sale, $1.2 Million

Log Cab-Inns - Cayo District

Luba Hati Deluxe Resort - Stann Creek District

Lydia's Guest House - Placencia

Mama Noots Jungle Resort - Mayflower Bocawina National Park

Manatee Inn - Stann Creek District

Manatee Lodge - Gales Point

Manta Resort - Glover's Atoll

Mariposa Lodge - Stann Creek District

Martha's Hotel - Cayo District

Maruba Resort Jungle Spa - Maskall Village

Mata Chica Beach Resort - Ambergris Caye

Mata Rocks Resort - Ambergris Caye

Hotel Maya - Corozal

Maya Beach Hotel - Stann Creek District

Maya Beach Inn - Stann Creek District

Maya Breeze Inn - Stann Creek District

Maya Mountain Lodge - Cayo District

Maya Playa Resort - Stann Creek District

Mayaland Villas - Cayo District

Mayan Princess Resort Hotel - Ambergris Caye

Mellow Tiger River Camp - near Belize City

Midas Tropical Resort - Cayo District

Miller's Landing Resort - Placencia

Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary - Belmopan

Monkey House Resort - Monkey River (Destroyed by Hurricane Iris)

Hotel Mopan - Belize City

Mopan River Resort - Cayo District

Mountain Equestrian Trails Resort - Cayo District

Nautical Inn - Stann Creek District

Nim Li Punit Guesthouse & Cabins - Indian Creek

Nueva Mi Amor Hotel - Orange Walk Town

Ocean's Edge Beach Houses - Placencia

Ocean's Edge Lodge - Tobacco Caye

Hotel Pacz - Cayo District

Pal's Guest House - Dangriga

Palacio's Mountain Retreat & Rainforest Reserve - Cayo District

Palapa Village - Ambergris Caye

The Palms - Ambergris Caye

Paradise Inn & Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

Paradise Palace - Ambergris Caye

Paradise Resort Hotel - Ambergris Caye

Paradise Villas - Ambergris Caye

Parrot Nest Jungle Lodge - Cayo District

Pelican Beach Resort - Dangriga

El Pescador - Ambergris Caye

El Pescador Fly Fishing Resort - Punta Gorda

Piache Hotel - Cayo District

Pine Ridge Lodge - Cayo District

Placencia Lagoon Resort - Stann Creek District

Pleasure Cove Lodge - Sittee Point

Pook's Hill Lodge - Cayo District

Portofino Resort - Ambergris Caye

Possum Point Biological Station (Sittee River) and Wee Wee Caye Marine Lab

Poustinia - Cayo District

Programme for Belize (La Milpa, Hill Bank - formerly Rio Bravo Research Station)

Ramon's Village Resort - Ambergris Caye

Ranguana Lodge - Stann Creek District

Reef's End Lodge - Tobacco Caye

Riverbend Guest House - Belize City

Robert's Grove Inn - Stann Creek District

Royal Mayan Resort - Cayo District

Ruby's Hotel - Ambergris Caye

Rum Point Inn - Stann Creek District

Sam Tillet's Hotel [also Agami Heron guide | Agami Heron photo] - Crooked Tree

San Ignacio Resort Hotel - Cayo District

San Pedro Holiday Hotel - Ambergris Caye

Sea Front Inn - Punta Gorda

Seaside Cabanas - Caye Caulker

Seaspray Hotel - Stann Creek District

Seaview Hotel - Caye Caulker

Hotel Seine Bight - Stann Creek District

Serenade Island Resort & Serenade Guest House - Stann Creek District

Serenity Beach Resort - Placencia

Seven Seas Resort - Ambergris Caye

Shipstern Nature Reserve - near Orange Walk

Shirley's Guest House - Caye Caulker

The Shores - Gales Point

Singing Sands Inn - Stann Creek District

Slate Creek Canyon Eco-Park - Cayo District

Smuggler's Den - Corozal

Sonny's Resort - Stann Creek District

Soulshine Resort & Spa - Stann Creek District

South Waters Resort - Placencia

Spanish Bay Resort and Marine Research Station - Spanish Outlook Caye

Spindrift Resort Hotel - Ambergris Caye

St. George's Lodge - St. George's Caye

Sun 'n Sea Cabañas - Stann Creek District

Sun Diver Beach Resort - Ambergris Caye

SunBreeze Beach Hotel - Ambergris Caye

Sunrise Almond Tree Lodge - Stann Creek District

Sunset Beach Resort - Ambergris Caye

Tamandua Lodge - Stann Creek District

The Tides Beach Resort - Ambergris Caye

Tina's Backpacker's Hostel - Caye Caulker

Tipple Tree Beya Hotel - Hopkins

Tobacco Caye Lodge

Toledo Ecotourism Association Guest Houses - Punta Gorda

Tony's Inn & Beach Resort - Corozal

Toucan Sittee - Stann Creek District

Tradewinds Paradise Villas - Ambergris Caye

Tree Tops - Caye Caulker

The Trek Stop - Cayo District

Trends Beachfront Hotel - Caye Caulker

Tropica Beach Resort - Ambergris Caye

Tropical Education Centre - Belize Zoo

Tropical Paradise Resort - Caye Caulker

Tropical Star Hotel - Caye Caulker

Turneffe Flats

Turneffe Island Lodge

Turtle Inn - Stann Creek District

Tutzil Nah Cottages - Stann Creek District

Vega Inn - Caye Caulker

Venus Hotel - Cayo District

Victoria House Resort - Ambergris Caye

Village Guesthouse Program - Punta Gorda

The Village Residence (Mayas Katut) - Ambergris Caye

Villas at Banyan Bay - Ambergris Caye

Warrie Head Ranch & Lodge - Cayo District

Westwind Hotel - Placencia

White Ridge Inn - Gales Point

White Sands Cove - Ambergris Caye

Windy Hill Resort - Cayo District

Xanadu Island Resort - Ambergris Caye

Xcape - Placencia

The Inn at Xunantunich - Cayo District

Travel, Parks, Culture

"Archaeologists find Mayan 'Masterpiece' in Guatemala", NY Times, 14 March 2002. Northeast of Tikal, not far from Belize.

Belize Biodiversity Information System

Belize Consular Information Sheet

Belize First Magazine - Features include reader ratings and reports on lodging and a downloadable Belize Book of Lists.

Belize First Recent News Roundup

Belize Forums

Belize Hank

Belize Maps

Belize National Parks, Natural Reserves & Wildlife Sanctuaries

Belize by Naturelight


Belize Online

The Belize Postclassic Project

Belize Report

Belize Times

Belize Tourism Board - contact information for many guesthouses that lack websites.

Belize Tourism Industry Association

Belize - A Virtual Tour

Belize Weather Forecast

Belize Zoo

BFREE Belize Reserve - Across from the Bladen Nature Reserve, Toledo District

Biodiversity in Belize

Caracol Archaeological Project

Central America Daily

Chechem Hah Cave & Vaca Falls - Cayo District

Las Cuevas Research Station [Las Cuevas Newsletters - online in pdf]

Golden Stream Corridor Preserve - Fauna & Flora International - 20,000 ha forested tract on the southern coast.

Hol Chan Marine Reserve

Laughing Bird Caye National Park

Maya Archaeology at Minanhá, Belize

Maya Site Listings

Maya Viewkeeper

Mayan Ruins

Mayflower Archaeology Project

Mayflower Bocawina National Park, Stann Creek District - Rapid Ecological Assessment

National Parks Managed by the Belize Audubon Society

Protected Areas Conservation Trust

San Pedro Sun

Spanish Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, Belize District - Rapid Ecological Assessment

Toledo Maya Cultural Council

Western Belize Regional Cave Project

Yahoo! Belize

Reptiles & Amphibians

Amphibians of Belize Checklist

Amphibians and Reptiles of the Las Cuevas Research Station Area, Chiquibul Forest, Belize

AmphibiaWeb - Includes pages on a few of the 36 species of amphibians known from Belize. Here is a clickable list of the amphibians occurring in Belize.

Maya Forest Anuran Monitoring Project

Reptiles of Belize Checklist

Snakebite Protocols - from UC-San Diego


Animal Info - Belize - rare and endangered mammals.

Belize Manatee Project - Satellite tracking of West Indian Manatees

CEP Manatee Management Plan - Belize

Manatees in Belize: An Earthwatch Expedition

Mammals of Belize Checklist

Neobat - Assessment of the conservation status of the bats of Central America

Primate Info Net Primate Fact Sheets - good summaries on all primate species

Ridgeway Trust for Endangered Cats

The Tapir Gallery - Baird's Tapir, Tapirus bairdii

Tapir Symposium - San José, Costa Rica, 3-8 November 2001

Ultimate Ungulate Page


Agrias (Nymphalidae): The gems of the butterfly world.

Blue Morpho Life History - with photos of all the instars

Entomological Survey of Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area, Belize by Peter Kovarik, John Shuey & Chris Carlton - with Coleoptera checklists and photos

Fallen Stones Butterfly Ranch - closed to the public.

Green Hills Butterfly Ranch & Botanical Collections [Photo of a new tarantula, Citharacanthus meermani, discovered at Green Hills.]

Lepidoptera of Belize Checklists

  1. Papilionidae
  2. Pieridae
  3. Riodinidae
  4. Lycaenidae
  5. Nymphalidae
  6. Saturnidae
  7. Sphingidae

Moths of Belize

Odonata of Belize Checklist

Papilionidae of the World - the swallowtail butterflies.

"Urania fulgens and other lepidoptera migrations in Belize, Central America", by Jan C. Meerman & Tineke Boomsma. News of the Lepidopterists' Society, 39(1): 8-9 (1997). (pdf)


Belize Botanic Gardens [Orchid list]

A Field Key to the Palms of Belize by Steven W. Brewer

Coconut Palms in Belize - Types / Diseases / Statistics by Chris Berlin

Maya Mountain Research Farm - Demonstrating food security through biodiversity

Native Aristolochia Vines

Native Zamias

Native Passionflower Vines

Native Heliconias

Fish and Marine Life

Freshwater Fishes of Belize Checklist

Marine Fish of Belize Checklist

Corals of Belize Checklist

Coastal Treasures of Belize

Darwin Initiative

New help for Nassau Grouper, a sitting duck facing extinction. By Anahad O'Connor, New York Times, 3 December 2002. Fishing has been banned in the species' last spawning grounds. However, this probably is irrelevant, since conservation laws are not enforced by the corrupt Belize government.

Tropica Beach Resort's collection of invertebrates - crustaceans, sponges, gorgonias, sea horses & miscellaneous

Whale Shark Research Group

Whale Sharks prove egg lovers. BBC, 11 September 2002.

Conservation & Environment

Objectors lose Belize dam appeal. BBC, 29 January 2004. Quick and dirty, with an upper class accent.

Belize dam awaits far-off ruling. By David Shukman. BBC, 27 January 2004.

"What is the point of scientists undertaking environmental assessments if they are ignored or rubbished rather than being taken into proper consideration?" asks Alastair Rogers, a co-author of the report recommending that the Chalillo Dam not be built. See article in New Scientist, 19 December 2001.

15 November 2001, Probe International: Corrupt Belize politicians formally approve the disastrous Chalillo Dam, which would flood 1,100 hectares of forest and riparian habitats. Bribes to government officials may exceed $100 Million!

Stop Fortis! - Fortis, Inc. is the Canadian company that plans to start building the Challilo Dam, starting in January 2002. The dam apparently will be funded involuntarily by Canadian taxpayers.

Save the Macal River Valley - Challilo Dam website.

Belize Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute

Belize Zoo Director Sharon Matola reports on the Chalillo Dam environmental disaster and corruption scandal

"Campaign in Belize against manatee hunts." CNN, 31 January 1998.

Chalillo Dam scheme threatens tapirs and other wildlife in Belize. The Tapir Gallery.

Chalillo Dam corruption report.

Chalillo Dam Map (New Scientist).

Debt for nature swap, 3 August 2001.

Fortis Inc. versus the Rainforest

Friends of Belize (World Land Trust) [August 2000 Newsletter]

ICE Case Study of logging of the Columbia River Forest Reserve

International Rivers Network: Unacceptable approach to energy needs in Belize: The proposed Chalillo Dam

"Malaysian loggers chopping last pristine forests in Belize." San Francisco Chronicle, February 2, 1997.

The Nature Conservancy Belize Program

Probe International: Details of the proposed Chalillo Dam on the Macal River, which would be built by Canadian multinational Fortis, Inc. - Good, continually updated index of articles.

Sacred Heart Junior College fires an environmental science teacher for opposing the Chalillo Dam, after the Belize government threatens to close the school for allowing him to speak.

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