Crooked Tree Wild Life Sanctuary (CTWS) is a protected area in Belize. It is recognized as a Wetland of International Importance. It was designated as a waterfowl habitat on April 22, 1998 under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. During Belize's dryAdd Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary and other attractions to your Rock Stone Pond trip itinerary using our Rock Stone Pond road trip planning app.
season many resident and migratory birds find refuge in the lagoons. The sanctuary contains 16,400 acres of lagoons, creeks, log wood swamps, broad leaf forest and pine savanna, home to hundreds of species of wildlife. The Sanctuary protects globally endangered species including the Central American River Turtle (locally known as Hicatee), Mexican Black Howler Monkey, and Yellow-headed Parrot.
The Jabiru stork is Crooked Tree's most famous resident. Belize has the
largest nesting population of these great birds in all of Central
America. Jabiru storks arrive in November to nest in the lowland pine
savannas. Two pairs of Jabiru storks are known to nest within the
Sanctuary. After the young fledge, in April and May, the birds from the
northern and central parts of Belize congregate at Crooked Tree Lagoons. When the rains come, the birds leave to return again the
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We stayed at the Bird’s Eye View Lodge. Excellent lodging, very knowledgeable birding guides. Lots of other activities, including Mayan Ruins. A place worth going back to.
We stayed at the Bird’s Eye View Lodge. Excellent lodging, very knowledgeable birding guides. Lots of other activities, including Mayan Ruins. A place worth going back to. more »
We took a boat tour on the lagoon and saw over 100 species of birds! Between the lagoon and walking around Beck's B&B its a birders paradise
We took a boat tour on the lagoon and saw over 100 species of birds! Between the lagoon and walking around Beck's B&B its a birders paradise more »
Beautiful, serene place. Great birding!
A superb sanctuary for birding, awesome place
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