MARCH 14 - CROOKED TREE
You will be greeted upon arrival at the airport. From there you will head to the Crooked Tree area and get familiar with the grounds of Birdís Eye View Lodge, where the program is based.
In the evening there will be an orientation to introduce you to the lodge and prepare you for the upcoming week of birdwatching and citizen science. (D)
MARCH 15 - CROOKED TREE
Day one of field work; make observations; scout for concentrations of hummingbirds; set traps and/or nets at various sites, including cashew trees, that may be an important local habitat for Ruby-throated Hummingbirds as they move north through Central America in spring migration.
You will have the afternoon free to explore.
After dinner, there will be an introduction to Belizean culture and you will participate in Operation RubyThroat discussions, which will include informal presentations by the participants. (BLD)
MARCH 16 - CROOKED TREE
The morning will be devoted to more field work followed by an afternoon excursion to Altun Ha. This ancient Maya city is composed of ruins first constructed in 200 BC that are made entirely of stone. In the evening, return to the lodge to continue the presentations. (BLD)
MARCH 17 - CROOKED TREE
Today will again begin with field work in the morning. This afternoon is free. Continue evening presentations. (BLD)
MARCH 18 - CROOKED TREE
Today begins early with field work. Later this afternoon take a boat tour on the lagoon to view birds and wildlife. The rest of the day will be at leisure, and the day will conclude with presentations. (BLD)
MARCH 19 - CROOKED TREE
This morning you will resume the field work of previous days. The afternoon is a visit to the Belize Zoo. (BLD)
MARCH 20 - CROOKED TREE
Morning field work followed by an afternoon at leisure for packing and relaxing. Farewell fiesta this evening. (BLD)
MARCH 21 - FAREWELL!
After breakfast at the lodge, you will leave Crooked Tree