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Cay Caulker, Belize (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Cay Caulker, Belize

Map of Cay Caulker, Belize

West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus) Yucatan Vireo (Vireo magister) bottlenosed dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)

A cay is a flat narrow sand bar island which describes Cay Caulker perfectly. This is a good base for snorkeling and scuba trips due to the easy access, clear water, and protected reefs.


Mexico to Panama

1/22/2009: We took a ferry from Belize City to the cay so that Barbara could snorkel in blue water. It is very organized on the cay, and we easily found various snorkeling tours. Some of the reefs in the area have been protected from fishing for over 20 years, and the snorkeling was excellent. We did a night snorkeling trip and another trip to Hol Tun Marine Reserve.

Previous Visit (Crooked Tree: 1/20/2009)
Next Visit (Half Moon Caye: 1/23/2009)

Species Recorded (18)

Birds ( 16 )

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Double-crested Cormorant - Nannopterum auritum

Frigatebirds ( Fregatidae )
Magnificent Frigatebird - Fregata magnificens

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
White Ibis - Eudocimus albus

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Black-bellied Plover - Pluvialis squatarola

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Short-billed Dowitcher - Limnodromus griseus
Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus
Willet - Tringa semipalmata

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Laughing Gull - Leucophaeus atricilla
Royal Tern - Thalasseus maximus
Sandwich Tern - Thalasseus sandvicensis

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird - Amazilia tzacatl

Vireos ( Vireonidae )
Yucatan Vireo - Vireo magister

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Setophaga coronata
Cape May Warbler - Setophaga tigrina


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