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  • Plants of the Maya | Belize Botanic GardensBelize Botanic Gardens
    them This traditional knowledge was handed down from generation to generation as part of their cultural identity For the Maya this meant knowing how to survive from the forests pray to the gods heal the sick and make household items from the earth s soil Some practices are still used today mainly by the older inhabitants but most of it is being lost since younger generations seem to be uninterested in these practices William Mesh is Belize Botanic Gardens medicinal plant expert Walk with him through our Plants of the Maya medicine trail and learn about how native plants have been used used by the native people of Belize You ll see what plants were used for clothes storage tools building ritual and medicine Our traditional Maya House is built from sustainably harvested materials grown on the property and is modeled on the house where Mr Mesh grew up Book a traditional healer s experience and learn to make tamales over an open hearth and a craft from palm leaves Call us to reserve this the healer s experience Visit the trail any time and if William is not there our other guides are also knowledgeable about the plants of the Maya Come for the day and enjoy a guided walk through the gardens do some birding have a swim in the lovely Macal River and eat lunch at adjacent duPlooy s Jungle Lodge Random Facts Corn tortillas were and still are a staple in the Maya diet Tortillas are made using Masa Masa is ground corn which is first boiled and mixed with stuff called white lime or cal Using their metates the Mayas would grind the corn then mix it into dough before flattening and baking it on a hot comal White lime is made by baking limestone

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  • Plants of the Maya | Belize Botanic GardensBelize Botanic Gardens
    them This traditional knowledge was handed down from generation to generation as part of their cultural identity For the Maya this meant knowing how to survive from the forests pray to the gods heal the sick and make household items from the earth s soil Some practices are still used today mainly by the older inhabitants but most of it is being lost since younger generations seem to be uninterested in these practices William Mesh is Belize Botanic Gardens medicinal plant expert Walk with him through our Plants of the Maya medicine trail and learn about how native plants have been used used by the native people of Belize You ll see what plants were used for clothes storage tools building ritual and medicine Our traditional Maya House is built from sustainably harvested materials grown on the property and is modeled on the house where Mr Mesh grew up Book a traditional healer s experience and learn to make tamales over an open hearth and a craft from palm leaves Call us to reserve this the healer s experience Visit the trail any time and if William is not there our other guides are also knowledgeable about the plants of the Maya Come for the day and enjoy a guided walk through the gardens do some birding have a swim in the lovely Macal River and eat lunch at adjacent duPlooy s Jungle Lodge Random Facts Corn tortillas were and still are a staple in the Maya diet Tortillas are made using Masa Masa is ground corn which is first boiled and mixed with stuff called white lime or cal Using their metates the Mayas would grind the corn then mix it into dough before flattening and baking it on a hot comal White lime is made by baking limestone

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  • Belize Botanic Gardens is for the birds!Belize Botanic Gardens
    of the birds found in Belize Botanic Gardens are Belize s National Bird the keel billed toucan common potoo red throated ant tanager acorn woodpecker grey necked woodrail If this piques your interest check out our list The 309 species presented in this checklist are birds which have been recorded at or within a 5 mile radius of Belize Botanic Gardens and adjacent duPlooy s Jungle Lodge Our list also keeps increasing as more new species are sighted and shared by bird enthusiasts and we always welcome such information If you visiting the gardens or birding in the area pick up a check list booklet at our office and let us know when you see a new bird The original version of this list was compiled by Ken duPlooy with the help of Steve N G Howell co author with Sophie Webb of A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America 1995 Additional sightings have been documented by Philip Mai the official birding nut and resident guide at duPlooys Many thanks are due to Nita and Clark Hamilton who have kept this list taxonomically up to date and to other birder visitors In September 2012 the bird list was revised the list used to conduc the first Plant and Bird Identification Training Course offered at BBG as part of a European Union Funded Project and delivered to more than 300 Belizeans We are pleased to announce that this course can now be offered to Visitors to Belize It is a 3 day course which consists of both classroom training in the how to s of bird and plant ID combined with field trips to identify some of the birds you will learn about All you need are your binoculars and the desire to learn to be a

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  • Belize Botanic Gardens is for the birds!Belize Botanic Gardens
    of the birds found in Belize Botanic Gardens are Belize s National Bird the keel billed toucan common potoo red throated ant tanager acorn woodpecker grey necked woodrail If this piques your interest check out our list The 309 species presented in this checklist are birds which have been recorded at or within a 5 mile radius of Belize Botanic Gardens and adjacent duPlooy s Jungle Lodge Our list also keeps increasing as more new species are sighted and shared by bird enthusiasts and we always welcome such information If you visiting the gardens or birding in the area pick up a check list booklet at our office and let us know when you see a new bird The original version of this list was compiled by Ken duPlooy with the help of Steve N G Howell co author with Sophie Webb of A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America 1995 Additional sightings have been documented by Philip Mai the official birding nut and resident guide at duPlooys Many thanks are due to Nita and Clark Hamilton who have kept this list taxonomically up to date and to other birder visitors In September 2012 the bird list was revised the list used to conduc the first Plant and Bird Identification Training Course offered at BBG as part of a European Union Funded Project and delivered to more than 300 Belizeans We are pleased to announce that this course can now be offered to Visitors to Belize It is a 3 day course which consists of both classroom training in the how to s of bird and plant ID combined with field trips to identify some of the birds you will learn about All you need are your binoculars and the desire to learn to be a

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  • Birding around BBG and duPlooy's Jungle LodgeBelize Botanic Gardens
    Dromococcyx phasianellus Pheasant Cuckoo Crotophaga sulcirostris Groove billed Ani Strigiformes Tytonidae Tyto alba Barn Owl Strigidae Otus guatemalae Vermiculated Screech Owl Pulsatrix perspicillata Spectacled Owl Glaucidium griseiceps Central American Pygmy Owl Glaucidium brasilianum Ferruginous Pygmy Owl Ciccaba virgata Mottled Owl Ciccaba nigrolineata Black and white Owl Caprimulgiformes Caprimulgidae Nyctidromus albicollis Common Pauraque Nyctiphrynus yucatanicus Yucatan Poorwill Caprimulgus carolinensis Chuck will s widow Caprimulgus badius Yucatan Nightjar Nyctibiidae Nyctibius jamaicensis Northern Potoo Apodiformes Apodidae Streptoprocne zonaris White collared Swift Chaetura vauxi Vaux s Swift Panyptila cayennensis Lesser Swallow tailed Swift Trochilidae Phaethornis longirostris Long billed Hermit Phaethornis striigularis Stripe throated Hermit Campylopeterus curvipennis Wedge tailed Sabrewing Florisuga mellivora White necked Jacobin Anthracothorax prevostii Green breasted Mango Chlorostilbon canivetti Canivet s Emerald Amazilia candida White bellied Emerald Amazilia tzacatl Rufous tailed Hummingbird Archilochus colubris Ruby throated Hummingbird Trogoniformes Trogonidae Trogon melanocephalus Black headed Trogon Trogon violaceus Violaceous Trogon Trogon collaris Collared Trogon Trogon massena Slaty tailed Trogon Coraciiformes Momotidae Momotus momota Blue crowned Motmot Alcedinidae Ceryle torquata Ringed Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon Belted Kingfisher Chloroceryle amazona Amazon Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle aenea American Pygmy Kingfisher Piciformes Bucconidae Notharchus macrorhynchos White necked Puffbird Malacoptila panamensis White whiskered Puffbird Galbulidae Galbula ruficauda Rufous tailed Jacamar Ramphastidae Aulacorhynchus prasinus Emerald Toucanet Pteroglossus torquatus Collared Aracari Ramphastos sulfuratos Keel billed Toucan Picidae Melanerpes pucherani Black cheeked Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons Golden fronted Woodpecker Sphyrapicus varius Yellow bellied Sapsucker Veniliornis fumigatus Smoky brown Woodpecker Piculus rubiginosus Golden olive Woodpecker Dryocopus lineatus Lineated Woodpecker Campephilus guatemalensis Pale billed Woodpecker Passeriformes Furnariidae Synallaxis erythrothorax Rufous breasted Spinetail Automolus ochrolaemus Buff throated Foliage gleaner Xenops minutus Plain Xenops Dendrocolaptidae Dendrocincla anabatina Tawny winged Woodcreeper Dendrocincla homochroa Ruddy Woodcreeper Sittasomus griseicapillus Olivaceous Woodcreeper Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus Strong billed Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus flavigaster Ivory billed Woodcreeper Thamnophilidae Taraba major Great Antshrike Thamnophilus doliatus Barred Antshrike Microrhopias quixensis Dot winged Antwren Cercomacra tyrannina Dusky Antbird Formicariidae Formicarius analis Black faced Antthrush Tyrannidae Ornithion semiflavum Yellow bellied Tyrannulet Myiopagis viridicata Greenish Elaenia Elaenia flavogaster Yellow bellied Elaenia Mionectes oleaginous Ochre bellied Flycatcher Leptopogon amaurocephalus Sepia capped Flycatcher Oncostoma cinereigulare Northern Bentbill Poecilotriccus sylvia Slate headed Tody flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum Common Tody Flycatcher Rhynchocyclus brevirostris Eye ringed Flatbill Tolmomyias sulphurescens Yellow olive Flycatcher Onychorhynchus coronatus Royal Flycatcher Myiobius sulphureipygius Sulphur rumped Flycatcher Contopus cooperi Olive sided Flycatcher Contopus virens Eastern Wood Wewee Contopus cinereus Tropical Pewee Empidonax flaviventris Yellow bellied Flycatcher Empidonax albigularis White throated Flycatcher Empidonax minimus Least Flycatcher Sayornis nigricans Black Phoebe Pyrocephalus rubinus Vermilion Flycatcher Attila spadiceus Bright rumped Attila Myiarchus tuberculifer Dusky capped Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus Great crested Flycatcher Myiarchus tyrannulus Brown crested Flycatcher Pitangus sulphuratus Great Kiskadee Megarynchus pitangua Boat billed Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis Social Flycatcher Myiodynastes maculatus Streaked Flycatcher Myiodynastes luteiventris Sulphur bellied Flycatcher Legatus leucophaius Piratic Flycatcher Tyrannus melancholicus Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus couchii Couch s Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus savanna Fork tailed flycatcher Genera incertae sedis Pachyramphus cinnamomeus Cinnamon Becard Pachyramphus major Gray collared Becard Pachyramphus aglaiae Rose throated Becard Tityra semifasciata Masked Tityra Tityra inquisitor Black crowned

    Original URL path: http://belizebotanic.org/bird-list/?qemmonth=1&qemyear=2016 (2016-02-13)
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  • Birding around BBG and duPlooy's Jungle LodgeBelize Botanic Gardens
    Dromococcyx phasianellus Pheasant Cuckoo Crotophaga sulcirostris Groove billed Ani Strigiformes Tytonidae Tyto alba Barn Owl Strigidae Otus guatemalae Vermiculated Screech Owl Pulsatrix perspicillata Spectacled Owl Glaucidium griseiceps Central American Pygmy Owl Glaucidium brasilianum Ferruginous Pygmy Owl Ciccaba virgata Mottled Owl Ciccaba nigrolineata Black and white Owl Caprimulgiformes Caprimulgidae Nyctidromus albicollis Common Pauraque Nyctiphrynus yucatanicus Yucatan Poorwill Caprimulgus carolinensis Chuck will s widow Caprimulgus badius Yucatan Nightjar Nyctibiidae Nyctibius jamaicensis Northern Potoo Apodiformes Apodidae Streptoprocne zonaris White collared Swift Chaetura vauxi Vaux s Swift Panyptila cayennensis Lesser Swallow tailed Swift Trochilidae Phaethornis longirostris Long billed Hermit Phaethornis striigularis Stripe throated Hermit Campylopeterus curvipennis Wedge tailed Sabrewing Florisuga mellivora White necked Jacobin Anthracothorax prevostii Green breasted Mango Chlorostilbon canivetti Canivet s Emerald Amazilia candida White bellied Emerald Amazilia tzacatl Rufous tailed Hummingbird Archilochus colubris Ruby throated Hummingbird Trogoniformes Trogonidae Trogon melanocephalus Black headed Trogon Trogon violaceus Violaceous Trogon Trogon collaris Collared Trogon Trogon massena Slaty tailed Trogon Coraciiformes Momotidae Momotus momota Blue crowned Motmot Alcedinidae Ceryle torquata Ringed Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon Belted Kingfisher Chloroceryle amazona Amazon Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle aenea American Pygmy Kingfisher Piciformes Bucconidae Notharchus macrorhynchos White necked Puffbird Malacoptila panamensis White whiskered Puffbird Galbulidae Galbula ruficauda Rufous tailed Jacamar Ramphastidae Aulacorhynchus prasinus Emerald Toucanet Pteroglossus torquatus Collared Aracari Ramphastos sulfuratos Keel billed Toucan Picidae Melanerpes pucherani Black cheeked Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons Golden fronted Woodpecker Sphyrapicus varius Yellow bellied Sapsucker Veniliornis fumigatus Smoky brown Woodpecker Piculus rubiginosus Golden olive Woodpecker Dryocopus lineatus Lineated Woodpecker Campephilus guatemalensis Pale billed Woodpecker Passeriformes Furnariidae Synallaxis erythrothorax Rufous breasted Spinetail Automolus ochrolaemus Buff throated Foliage gleaner Xenops minutus Plain Xenops Dendrocolaptidae Dendrocincla anabatina Tawny winged Woodcreeper Dendrocincla homochroa Ruddy Woodcreeper Sittasomus griseicapillus Olivaceous Woodcreeper Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus Strong billed Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus flavigaster Ivory billed Woodcreeper Thamnophilidae Taraba major Great Antshrike Thamnophilus doliatus Barred Antshrike Microrhopias quixensis Dot winged Antwren Cercomacra tyrannina Dusky Antbird Formicariidae Formicarius analis Black faced Antthrush Tyrannidae Ornithion semiflavum Yellow bellied Tyrannulet Myiopagis viridicata Greenish Elaenia Elaenia flavogaster Yellow bellied Elaenia Mionectes oleaginous Ochre bellied Flycatcher Leptopogon amaurocephalus Sepia capped Flycatcher Oncostoma cinereigulare Northern Bentbill Poecilotriccus sylvia Slate headed Tody flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum Common Tody Flycatcher Rhynchocyclus brevirostris Eye ringed Flatbill Tolmomyias sulphurescens Yellow olive Flycatcher Onychorhynchus coronatus Royal Flycatcher Myiobius sulphureipygius Sulphur rumped Flycatcher Contopus cooperi Olive sided Flycatcher Contopus virens Eastern Wood Wewee Contopus cinereus Tropical Pewee Empidonax flaviventris Yellow bellied Flycatcher Empidonax albigularis White throated Flycatcher Empidonax minimus Least Flycatcher Sayornis nigricans Black Phoebe Pyrocephalus rubinus Vermilion Flycatcher Attila spadiceus Bright rumped Attila Myiarchus tuberculifer Dusky capped Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus Great crested Flycatcher Myiarchus tyrannulus Brown crested Flycatcher Pitangus sulphuratus Great Kiskadee Megarynchus pitangua Boat billed Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis Social Flycatcher Myiodynastes maculatus Streaked Flycatcher Myiodynastes luteiventris Sulphur bellied Flycatcher Legatus leucophaius Piratic Flycatcher Tyrannus melancholicus Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus couchii Couch s Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus savanna Fork tailed flycatcher Genera incertae sedis Pachyramphus cinnamomeus Cinnamon Becard Pachyramphus major Gray collared Becard Pachyramphus aglaiae Rose throated Becard Tityra semifasciata Masked Tityra Tityra inquisitor Black crowned

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  • BBG Rates 2013 Rev. Mar 2013 | Belize Botanic GardensBelize Botanic Gardens
    Orchid List Native Orchid House Plants of the Maya Belize Botanic Gardens is for the birds Birding around BBG and duPlooy s Jungle Lodge Tours Projects European Unions Belize Rural Development Project II Darwin Initiative Project International Palm Society Moody Gardens Education News Opportunities Support Volunteer Contact Us Home Tours BBG Rates 2013 Rev Mar 2013 Tours BBG Rates 2013 Rev Mar 2013 By admin Published March 7 2013 Full

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  • Tours | Belize Botanic GardensBelize Botanic Gardens
    see on your walk in the gardens Spend an hour or spend the day Guided Tours This is the best way to see the gardens You get to walk around with our experienced professional guide who will take you on scenic routes and trails around the gardens where all the great plants are plus you can pepper them with questions General tours take about 1 to 1 5 hours and are available 7am to 3pm Check with our front desk staff to arrange departures times difficulty or terrain of the gardens When you are finished with the guided tour you are still welcome to wander around the garden on your own If you have a special interest such as birds medicinal plants or orchids call ahead to book a guide or to arrange night walks or early birding tours Contact us for great group rates Students and Groups Contact us for our special group rates Ask about our special activities We can also set up great educational itineraries for your entire stay in Belize Are you 12 or under W ell then you can see the Belize Botanic Gardens absolutely FREE with paying parents Plus you get a groovy kids activity called the Plant Puzzle Trail where you answer questions by following a trail map But wait There s more If your parents are doing a guided tour you get to do a fun plant activity absolutely Free Tell your folks to call ahead so that we can set it up for you Land of the Free Garden of the Discounted To attract more local visitors Belize Botanic Gardens offers discount to Belizean citizens on all of the above rates Every Sunday is absolutely Free Check the local newspapers or call to inquire for special events happening on holidays It

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