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Lamanai Ruins River Trip, Belize (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Lamanai Ruins River Trip, Belize

Map of Lamanai Ruins River Trip, Belize

Lamanai Pyramid Lamanai Sculpture
Wilsons Snipe (Gallinago delicata) Northern Jacana (Jacana spinosa) Russet-naped Wood-Rail (Aramides albiventris) Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) Melodious Blackbird (Dives dives) Northern Waterthrush (Seiurus noveboracensis)
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor) Northern Jacana (Jacana spinosa) Juvenile Mexican black howler monkey (Alouatta pigra) Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica) Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica)

The Lamanai river which passes the edge of town, creates a wildlife-rich freshwater marsh, and it is pretty easy to get a boat trip up to river to the Lamanai Mayan Ruins. The ruins among the better Mayan ruins, and are in a nice patch of forest


Mexico to Panama

1/18/2009: We stayed in Orange Walk for a few nights where we met friendly and interesting Belizeans. The weather was good, and the sunshine brought out the turtles and crocodiles. We found a couple troops of howler monkeys in a loud howl-off at the ruin site. The trip to the ruins was topped off with the traditional rum punch sundowner.

Previous Visit (Tulum: 1/16/2009)
Next Visit (Crooked Tree: 1/20/2009)

Species Recorded (49)

Birds ( 45 )

Anhingas ( Anhingidae )
Anhinga - Anhinga anhinga

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias
Green Heron - Butorides virescens
Boat-billed Heron - Cochlearius cochlearius
Little Blue Heron - Egretta caerulea
Tricolored Heron - Egretta tricolor
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - Nyctanassa violacea
Bare-throated Tiger-Heron - Tigrisoma mexicanum

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
Roseate Spoonbill - Platalea ajaja

Storks ( Ciconiidae )
Jabiru - Jabiru mycteria
Wood Stork - Mycteria americana

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture - Cathartes burrovianus
Black Vulture - Coragyps atratus

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Short-tailed Hawk - Buteo brachyurus
Snail Kite - Rostrhamus sociabilis

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Bat Falcon - Falco rufigularis

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
Russet-naped Wood-Rail - Aramides albiventris
Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinica
Sora - Porzana carolina

Jacanas ( Jacanidae )
Northern Jacana - Jacana spinosa

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularius
Least Sandpiper - Calidris minutilla
Wilson's Snipe - Gallinago delicata
Solitary Sandpiper - Tringa solitaria

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Ruddy Ground-Dove - Columbina talpacoti

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird - Amazilia tzacatl

Trogons ( Trogonidae )
Collared Trogon - Trogon collaris
Black-headed Trogon - Trogon melanocephalus

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Green Kingfisher - Chloroceryle americana
Belted Kingfisher - Megaceryle alcyon
Ringed Kingfisher - Megaceryle torquata

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Least Flycatcher - Empidonax minimus
Social Flycatcher - Myiozetetes similis
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Gray-breasted Martin - Progne chalybea
Mangrove Swallow - Tachycineta albilinea
Tree Swallow - Tachycineta bicolor

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Wood Thrush - Hylocichla mustelina
Clay-colored Thrush - Turdus grayi

Vireos ( Vireonidae )
Lesser Greenlet - Pachysylvia decurtata

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Common Yellowthroat - Geothlypis trichas
Northern Waterthrush - Parkesia noveboracensis
Magnolia Warbler - Setophaga magnolia

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Melodious Blackbird - Dives dives


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