|Birding Caracol in February 2002|
|Coming down Caracol's Caana, the highest man-made structure in Belize, with Joe Thompson, January 2006 (Photo: Pepe Clavijo Michelangeli)|
After twenty-odd trips to Belize, I always get excited about preparing for a new trip. Although the country is small and conditions for birders are comfortable, even luxurious, there is always the chance of something special: a new country record, a Jaguar, or simply an encounter with the country's speciality birds such as Orange-breasted Falcon, Stygian Owl or Tody Motmot. If nothing else, it is a chance to spend some time with old friends at lodges like Hidden Valley Inn and Chan Chich. Time to pack!