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Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

#26 of 78 things to do in Belize District Features Animals
Northern Highway at Mile 33, Belize
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A Birding and Wildlife Dream Place!!!

Birds, Birds, Birds!!! Truly a Birding Paradise!!! All Kinds of Wildlife, Miles of Hiking Trails... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Placencia, Belize
So Much to See - Extraordinary!

We were staying at Birds Eye View lodge and had 24/7 access to the lagoon for the 3 days we were... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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Northern Highway at Mile 33, Belize

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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Birds, Birds, Birds!!! Truly a Birding Paradise!!! All Kinds of Wildlife, Miles of Hiking Trails and That Beautiful Lagoon... :O Beautiful and Charming Village with Very Friendly, Helpful People!!! Knowledgeable Staff at the Sanctuary!!! A Must-Visit!!! :)

Thank Cheryl21598
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We were staying at Birds Eye View lodge and had 24/7 access to the lagoon for the 3 days we were there. Absolutely amazing diversity of birds and animals. Be sure to take the early morning 3 hour Bird watching tour and be prepared to...More

2  Thank FarFlungStarling
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We flew over from San Pedro to the international airport and my wife wanted to see some birds. Seeing that Crooked Tree was only 30-40 minutes from the airport, we drove our rental out there up the very quiet Northern Highway. After turning left you...More

Thank j0hnl313
Reviewed 15 February 2017

In a matter of one month I visited the Sanctuary three time. Each time the experience was different though with the same guide (Rudy). Rudy was excellent and if you go there ask for him at the Bird Eye resort. The Sanctuary is located about...More

Thank dnest
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We absolutely loved our visit here. The staff was generous with their tips and genuinely so wanted us to see the special birds here. And so happy when we did! Both Derrick and his assistant were great. We mentioned to Derrick that we wanted to...More

Thank jazzie F
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We squeezed in a quick 45 minute stop at Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary,. The visitor center, operated by guides from the Audubon society, had an informative display about the birds and wildlife found in the area, as well as the local cashew nut production. To...More

Thank Heather F
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We stayed in Becks B&B as our first stop in Crooked Tree (because of it's central location) while driving from Mexico. We spent some time at the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary next morning. If you are not big into birds, I'd suggest skipping this.

1  Thank jokerji
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We stayed at Birds Eye View Lodge in Crooked Tree. They are a family run resort right on the estuary. With your morning coffee in your hand you can wander out onto the lawn and see many many different birds. We took a boat up...More

Thank barb_ken
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Jenn and I enjoy hiking and photographing the national parks in America, so when we were planning to visit Belize, Crooked Tree grabbed our attention. It did not disappoint. I'll leave a review for the tour company that got us to CTWS on the appropriate...More

1  Thank Ryan G
Reviewed 27 December 2015

If you love nature, wildlife, hiking, birding or just a great boat ride on the Belize River, this is the perfect spot. Arguably the best birding site in Belize, this sanctuary ran by the Audubon Society is simply one of a kind.

3  Thank Angela C
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