Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus). Photo Credit: JJ Huckin

The Great Backyard Bird Count

February 17 – 20, 2017

In December, we hosted the Belize Audubon Society for part of the Christmas Bird Count, and the team of Audubon birders and our Chan Chich Lodge guides saw 185 species in two days! Can you help us beat that record in the new year? The Great Backyard Bird Count, which starts February 17th and and goes through February 20th, is a perfect opportunity for you to join in! Whether a beginning bird watcher or a veteran birder, anyone can participate, and every checklist submitted via eBird contributes to citizen science, providing a valuable snapshot of bird populations around the world. Last year, over 160,000 people submitted a checklist – how many will you send in from Chan Chich Lodge?

Visit to learn more about participating in the 20th annual Great Backyard Bird Count; and if you enjoy photographing birds, there’s even a photo contest!