SAVE THE FROGS! Belize Eco-Tour, July 2015
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Join SAVE THE FROGS! in the beautiful country of Belize from July 9-18, 2015, for the experience of a lifetime! Trek through old-growth rainforests, explore limestone caverns, swim in the warm Caribbean Sea, and appreciate the amazing amphibians of this wonderful country.
Register by January 23, 2015
Led by SAVE THE FROGS! Executive Director Dr. Kerry Kriger, with help from ecologist Kathlyn Franco and Mayan naturalists and field guides, the tour will take between 10 and 19 frog enthusiasts on this adventure from July 9-18, 2015. Dr. Kriger has participated in, coordinated and led eco-tours to Belize for the last five years and knows this is going to be another very special expedition!
Wildlife you will likely see in Belize
What should you expect to see in Belize? Wildlife of course! Like many countries in Central America, Belize is a hotspot of biodiversity. Belize is home to 37 amphibian species, as well as an array of bats, birds, lizards, corals and other amazing wildlife. With nearly 600 species of birds in Belize, it is no wonder that bird-watching is such a common activity!
Tour participants will have the chance to see magnificent species like Keel-billed Toucans, Black-headed Trogans, and Blue-crowned Motmots. Mammals are much rarer to see, but you will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with some amazing charismatic megafauna such as the jaguar and the Baird's Tapir at the Belize Zoo.
In the field, hear the marvelous roar of the Howler Monkey, see basilisk lizards darting across our path, and see occasional animal tracks. When you go out into the forest at night, you may see many fascinating creatures, like the kinkajou, sleeping iguanas, and of course the exceptionally cool frogs of Belize! Besides wildlife, the tour will visit Maya archaeological sites, explore elaborate cave systems, and trek through pristine rainforest.