Date: 5/9/18 7:23 am
From: Carl Schwartz <cschwartz3...>
Subject: [wisb] NRF offering Belize & Guatemala Birding Trip Dec 2018
The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin offers birders in our state
some wonderful travel opportunities that also benefit conservation here at
home. NRF is offering an 8-day birding trip to Belize and Guatemala this
December. It's an opportunity to visit some of the world's top birding
hotspots and Important Bird Areas. With incredibly diverse ecosystems,
Belize and Guatemala are natural havens for birds. You can escape the cold
in search of hundreds of species within Mayan ruins, fertile lagoons and
mountainous terrain. The trip is geared for both new and experienced
birding enthusiasts and is limited to just12 travelers.
For more information, check out: and: DEC. 1-8, 2018TRIP HIGHLIGHTS> a.. Bird in multiple habitats. Enjoy birding from the pine savannas andwetland habitats of Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary to the mountainousterrain and Caribbean pine forests of Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve.> b.. Cross unique birds off your list! Sightings include theOrange-breasted Falcon, Stygian Owl, Ocellated Turkey, King Vulture,Black-collared Hawks and Jabiru.> c.. Explore Mayan ruins. Explore the ancient temples, altars, ball courtsand residential buildings of the Cahal Pech Mayan ruins in search ofresident wildlife.> d.. Visit the Belize Zoo. Experience up-close encounters with some of thecountry's native fauna, including a pair of Harpy Eagles.> e.. Travel up to Tikal National Park. The 54,610 acres of rainforestprotects a wide range of wildlife inc
luding spider monkeys, margays,ocelots, jaguarundis, tapirs, howler monkeys, coatis, and giant anteaters.> PRICING> The base trip cost is $2,725 per person. Cost includes accommodations,meals including non-alcoholic beverages, entrance fees and activities asindicated in the itinerary, private vehicle transportation, full-time guidefor duration of program, donation to NRF, and carbon offset. Cost does notinclude gratuities or $975 estimated airfare from Madison.> REGISTRATIONS AND QUESTIONS> For more information, contact Debbie Sturdivant Jordan <atdebbie...> or (866) 748-6146.> Deadline to register is July 20, 2018.> Carl Schwartz> Milwaukee County> posting on behalf of Michelle Milford> Outreach Coordinator> Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin>> (608) 261-4392
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