Your Guide Steven Choco
Steven Choco is one of the most talented birding guides in southern Belize. He was born and bred in Big Falls village and grew up exploring the river banks and forest with his grandfather, family and friends while acquiring a deep knowledge of the wildlife and birds and folklore which he is now able to share with guests in his chosen career. Steven recently successfully completed the Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Bird Ecology program. He can identify a large proportion of the species seen in Toledo district by their voice alone.
Steven is also called upon by visiting researchers and has spent some weeks mist netting and banding species working alongside ornithologists from the University of New Mexico.
With a great eye and ear Steven will really enhance your birding experience in southern Belize.
Each day’s birding begins with an early morning walk. The first day around the lodge property, the second in “high bush” where the forest canopy species can be found and the third on the savanna grasslands north of Big Falls.
Off site we can visit savannah and pine grasslands, wetlands, lagoons, mangrove and broadleaf forest areas enjoying the people and villages along the way.
Some of our birding will take us to the Mayan sites of Lubaantun and Nim Li Punit which are both havens for high bush forest species.
To find out more about birding in Toledo visit our web site at www.birding-belize.com