Each morning begins with a bird walk beginning at around 06:00 and lasting a couple of hours. On your first morning explore the lodge property itself comprising as it does orchard and meadow, secondary growth forest and riparian habitat along the mile of river that winds around the lodge. Another morning will begin with a visit to Nim Li Punit Mayan site six miles north of the lodge in Indian Creek village. The site has mature second growth broadleaf forest. Groups of Keel-billed Toucans (up to twenty-four) are often seen there along with a range of woodpeckers, woodcreepers, warblers, becards, trogons, motmots and more. On a third morning travel up to the savannah grasslands twenty miles north of Big Falls and enjoy birding on the savannah with the Maya Mountains rising in front of you to the west and sun rising over your shoulders from the Caribbean. On request, we take guests 50 miles north to Red Bank village to observe the Scarlet Macaws that are around from December to March before retreating to more remote nesting grounds in the Maya mountains. They are a magnificent sight as they swoop in formation around the hillside with the sun catching and enhancing their brilliant plumage.
A late breakfast most mornings is followed by visits to all the different habitats described elsewhere on the site. You will visit Piedra Lagoon, Dump, Blue Creek, Rio Blanco National Park and the coast alongside Punta Gorda town, Lubaantun and Nim Li Punit Mayan sites and bird along the way as you move around the area.
The 4-day/3-night birding package is available for just US$1,084.38 per person sharing accommodation (double occupancy). The 5-day/4-night birding package is US$1,386.88 and includes accommodation and all meals, transfers to and from Punta Gorda, free use of the Lodge’s facilities including kayaks, guiding services on each day of your stay to different birding habitats. The price also includes entrance fees to sites as well as all government taxes and a service charge of 10% on accommodation and meals. Starts on any day of the week.