Save the frogs
Belize Eco-Tour 2015
Save the Date! July 9th – July 18, 2015
IZE Belize will be hosting Michael G. Starkey, Advisory Committee Chair, Ecologist for Save the Frogs, again this June 2015!
“I hope you can join me as we trek through old-growth rainforests, explore limestone caverns, swim in the warm Caribbean Sea, and appreciate the amazing amphibians of this wonderful country. Belize is a place that is near and dear to my heart and I welcome the opportunity to share this incredible adventure with you. I have participated, coordinated and led eco-tours to Belize for the last 5 years and I know this time is going to be another special expedition. We will also be accompanied by SAVE THE FROGS! Ecologist Kathlyn Franco as well as Mayan naturalists and field guides. Please visit www.savethefrogs.com/ecotours/belize to learn more about this exciting adventure. “
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! We 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 we 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, we will hear the marvelous roar of the Howler Monkey, see basilisk lizards darting across our path, and we will see occasional animal tracks. When we go out into the forest at night, we may see many/fascinating creatures, like the kinkajou, sleeping iguanas, and of course the exceptionally cool frogs of Belize! Besides wildlife, we will visit Maya archaeological sites, explore elaborate cave systems, and trek through pristine rainforest.
“The SAVE THE FROGS! ecotours are a very powerful way to reach people. It is difficult to be distracted when you have the tangibles of nature and wildlife surrounding you.” – STF! Belize Ecotour 2013 Participant Choti Singh
Michael G. Starkey
SAVE THE FROGS! – Advisory Committee Chair, Ecologist