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Belize Vacation February 10 - 18 2009

This winter get-a-way to Belize was just an informal jaunt by four friends Dave and Shelley Small Steve DeSefano and Kiana Koenen. We Flew into Belize City and rented a car to travel to the Southern Stann Creek and Toledo Districts.

Our main host and guides to the Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve and Village of Red Bank for the Scarlet Macaws were Gregorio and Julian Chun of Tut zil Nah Cottages in Maya Center. http://www.mayacenter.com The Chuns were superior guides having grown up within the borders of the reserve, and accommodations were simple yet very clean and comfortable. The authentic Mayan meals were delicious and served at our convenience. A great way to explore this region.

The snorkeling was based from nearby Hopkins and arranged by Parrot Cove Lodge. http://www.parrotcovelodge.com/

The jewel in the rough was the delightful stay at Hickatee Cottages in Punta Gorda Toledo District Belize. Kate and Ian have a fabulous eco-friendly retreat, I could have spent the month right there: https://www.hickatee.com/hickatee.html The food, atmosphere, gardens and birds were beyond words. Highly recommended

All photos by members of the group. All rights reserved without express written permission
Scarlet Macaw Belize Zoo Belize District 2-18-2009 21.JPG
Scarlet Macaw Belize Zoo Belize District 2-18-2009 21.JPG
Belikin Beer plant first sight Belize airport_2-10-2009 28.JPG
Belikin Beer plant first sight Belize airport_2-10-2009 28.JPG
Belize Airport_2-10-2009 33.JPG
Belize Airport_2-10-2009 33.JPG
Car Rental Belize 2-10-2009.JPG
Car Rental Belize 2-10-2009.JPG
Car Rental Belize 2-10-2009 7.JPG
Car Rental Belize 2-10-2009 7.JPG
Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris cayo district Belize_2-10-2009 55.JPG
Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris cayo district Belize_2-10-2009 55.JPG
Yellow-throated Warbler joined us for our first dinner at Cheers diner on the western highway Cayo District
Yellow-throated Warbler joined us for our first dinner at "Cheers" diner on the western highway Cayo District
Stann Creek District Belize_2-10-2009 52.JPG
Stann Creek District Belize_2-10-2009 52.JPG
Stann Creek District Belize_2-10-2009 53.JPG
Stann Creek District Belize_2-10-2009 53.JPG
Tutzil nah cottages Maya Center Stann Creek Belize_2-11-2009 89.JPG
Tutzil nah cottages Maya Center Stann Creek Belize_2-11-2009 89.JPG
Tutzil nah cottages Maya Center Stann Creek Belize 2-11-2009 11.JPG
Tutzil nah cottages Maya Center Stann Creek Belize 2-11-2009 11.JPG
Collared Aracari Red Bank Stann Creek District Belize_2-11-2009 14.JPG
Collared Aracari Red Bank Stann Creek District Belize_2-11-2009 14.JPG
Trail at Red Bank Stann Creek District Belize_2-11-2009 60.JPG
Trail at Red Bank Stann Creek District Belize_2-11-2009 60.JPG
Jaguar Track Red Bank Stann Creek District Belize_2-11-2009 12.JPG
Jaguar Track Red Bank Stann Creek District Belize_2-11-2009 12.JPG
Gregorio Chun Dave and Steve Red Bank Stann Creek Belize 2-11-2009 24.JPG
Gregorio Chun Dave and Steve Red Bank Stann Creek Belize 2-11-2009 24.JPG
Scarlet Macaws - Red Bank - Stann Creek District Belize_2-11-2009 14.JPG
Scarlet Macaws - Red Bank - Stann Creek District Belize_2-11-2009 14.JPG
Shelley Swimming after climb for macaws at Red Bank Stann Creek District Belize_2-11-2009 36.JPG
Shelley Swimming after climb for macaws at Red Bank Stann Creek District Belize_2-11-2009 36.JPG
Gray Hawk Stann Creek Districk Belize_2-11-2009 92.JPG
Gray Hawk Stann Creek Districk Belize_2-11-2009 92.JPG
Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve Entrance Stann Creek Belize 2-12-2009 8.JPG
Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve Entrance Stann Creek Belize 2-12-2009 8.JPG
Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve Visitor Center Belize 2-12-2009 9.JPG
Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve Visitor Center Belize 2-12-2009 9.JPG
Cockscomb - night walk with Julian Chun was wonderful this Common Paraque was at Julian's boyhood homesite in the reserve
Cockscomb - night walk with Julian Chun was wonderful this Common Paraque was at Julian's boyhood homesite in the reserve
Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve night walk Tapir tracks in mud Belize_2-11-2009 137.JPG
Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve night walk Tapir tracks in mud Belize_2-11-2009 137.JPG
Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve  Belize 2-12-2009 1.JPG
Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve Belize 2-12-2009 1.JPG
White Mimic-White, Enantia lina marion Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve  - Stann Creek District Belize_2-12-2009 16.JPG
White Mimic-White, Enantia lina marion Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve - Stann Creek District Belize_2-12-2009 16.JPG
Little Banner, Nica flavilla Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve  - Stann Creek District Belize_2-12-2009 17.JPG
Little Banner, Nica flavilla Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve - Stann Creek District Belize_2-12-2009 17.JPG
Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve  - Stann Creek District Belize_2-12-2009 18.JPG
Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve - Stann Creek District Belize_2-12-2009 18.JPG
Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve Belize 2-12-2009 2.JPG
Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve Belize 2-12-2009 2.JPG
Phallus indusiatus the Netted Stinkhorn Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve Belize 2-12-2009 3.JPG
Phallus indusiatus the Netted Stinkhorn Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve Belize 2-12-2009 3.JPG
Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve  Belize 2-12-2009 4.JPG
Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve Belize 2-12-2009 4.JPG
Maya Womens Center Maya Center Stann Creek District Belize 2-14-2009.JPG
Maya Womens Center Maya Center Stann Creek District Belize 2-14-2009.JPG
Maya Womens Center - Maya Center Stann Creek District Belize 2-14-2009.JPG
Maya Womens Center - Maya Center Stann Creek District Belize 2-14-2009.JPG
Shelley and Guide Patrick Jacobs Belize_2-13-2009 4.JPG
Shelley and Guide Patrick Jacobs Belize_2-13-2009 4.JPG
Over the top house on the caye Belize_2-13-2009 6.JPG
Over the top house on the caye Belize_2-13-2009 6.JPG
Smithsonian Caye Stann Creek District Belize_2-13-2009 16.JPG
Smithsonian Caye Stann Creek District Belize_2-13-2009 16.JPG
Smithsonian Caye Stann Creek District Belize_2-13-2009 17.JPG
Smithsonian Caye Stann Creek District Belize_2-13-2009 17.JPG
Smithsonian Caye Stann Creek District Belize_2-13-2009 18.JPG
Smithsonian Caye Stann Creek District Belize_2-13-2009 18.JPG
Smithsonian Caye Stann Creek District Belize_2-13-2009 19.JPG
Smithsonian Caye Stann Creek District Belize_2-13-2009 19.JPG
Smithsonian Caye Stann Creek District Belize_2-13-2009 20.JPG
Smithsonian Caye Stann Creek District Belize_2-13-2009 20.JPG
Smithsonian Caye Stann Creek District Belize_2-13-2009 21.JPG
Smithsonian Caye Stann Creek District Belize_2-13-2009 21.JPG
Colemans cool spot Toledo District Belize_2-15-2009 .JPG
Colemans cool spot Toledo District Belize_2-15-2009 .JPG
Hickatee Cottage Punta Gorda Toledo District Belize_2-15-2009 .JPG
Hickatee Cottage Punta Gorda Toledo District Belize_2-15-2009 .JPG
Oscar and Shelley at Hickatee Cottage Punta Gprda Toledo District Belize_2-14-2009 25.JPG
Oscar and Shelley at Hickatee Cottage Punta Gprda Toledo District Belize_2-14-2009 25.JPG
Golden Hooded Tanager Hickatee Cottage Punta Gorda Toledo District Belize_2-15-2009 1.JPG
Golden Hooded Tanager Hickatee Cottage Punta Gorda Toledo District Belize_2-15-2009 1.JPG
Summer Tanager Hickatee Cottage Punta Gorda Toledo District Belize_2-16-2009 54.JPG
Summer Tanager Hickatee Cottage Punta Gorda Toledo District Belize_2-16-2009 54.JPG
Long-tailed Skipper Urbanus species Hickatee Cottage Punta Gorda Toledo District Belize_2-15-2009 9.JPG
Long-tailed Skipper Urbanus species Hickatee Cottage Punta Gorda Toledo District Belize_2-15-2009 9.JPG
Mexican Cyadian Eumaeus toxea Hickatee Cottage Punta Gorda Toledo District Belize_2-15-2009 37.JPG
Mexican Cyadian Eumaeus toxea Hickatee Cottage Punta Gorda Toledo District Belize_2-15-2009 37.JPG
Collared Forest Falcon Stann Creek District Belize_2-14-2009 3.JPG
Collared Forest Falcon Stann Creek District Belize_2-14-2009 3.JPG
Village of Boom Creek on Moho River Toledo District Belize_2-15-2009 36.JPG
Village of Boom Creek on Moho River Toledo District Belize_2-15-2009 36.JPG
Village of Boom Creek on Moho River Toledo District Belize_2-15-2009 38.JPG
Village of Boom Creek on Moho River Toledo District Belize_2-15-2009 38.JPG
Possible Black Hawk-eagle Punta Gorda Toledo District Belize_2-17-2009 21.JPG
Possible Black Hawk-eagle Punta Gorda Toledo District Belize_2-17-2009 21.JPG
Blue Hole National Park - Cayo District Belize 2-18-2009 .JPG
Blue Hole National Park - Cayo District Belize 2-18-2009 .JPG
Blue Hole National Park - Cayo District Belize 2-18-2009 1.JPG
Blue Hole National Park - Cayo District Belize 2-18-2009 1.JPG
Cichlasoma Mecki Blue Hole National Park Cayo District Belize 2-18-2009 .JPG
Cichlasoma Mecki Blue Hole National Park Cayo District Belize 2-18-2009 .JPG
Blue Hole National Park Cayo District Belize 2-18-2009 1.JPG
Blue Hole National Park Cayo District Belize 2-18-2009 1.JPG
Blue-gray Tanager - Blue Hole National Park Cayo District Belize 2-18-2009 2.JPG
Blue-gray Tanager - Blue Hole National Park Cayo District Belize 2-18-2009 2.JPG
Shelley and Boa constrictor Belize Zoo 2-18-2009 29.JPG
Shelley and Boa constrictor Belize Zoo 2-18-2009 29.JPG
Tapir Belize Zoo 2-18-2009 24.JPG
Tapir Belize Zoo 2-18-2009 24.JPG
Tapir - Belize Zoo 2-18-2009.JPG
Tapir - Belize Zoo 2-18-2009.JPG
White-nosed Coati Belize Zoo 2-18-2009 26.JPG
White-nosed Coati Belize Zoo 2-18-2009 26.JPG
Harpy Eagle Belize Zoo 2-18-2009 28.JPG
Harpy Eagle Belize Zoo 2-18-2009 28.JPG
Jaguarundi Belize Zoo 2-18-2009 .JPG
Jaguarundi Belize Zoo 2-18-2009 .JPG
Jaguar Belize Zoo 2-18-2009 27.JPG
Jaguar Belize Zoo 2-18-2009 27.JPG
Ki and Steve at Belize Zoo 2-18-2009.JPG
Ki and Steve at Belize Zoo 2-18-2009.JPG