Toledo District south of the Deep River Forest Reserve has large areas of extant secondary growth broadleaf forest. Our birding tours take us to several locations with rich birding. Two of these are local Mayan archaeological sites. Nim Li Punit sits on the hill to the west of Indian C reek village with views east across the coastal forest to the Port Honduras Marine Reserve. Lubaantun Mayan site offers another area of mature growth so both these sites can be explored and enjoyed while birding.
Other natural attractions that offer good birding are Rio Blanco National Park and Blue Creek. Rio Blanco National Park is a favourite stop for lunch above the waterfall where guests enjoy leaping into the deep pool beneath the falls. A two kilometre forest loop trail offers great birding and the opportunity to visit the lek of White-collared Manikins.
Blue Creek is known for its cave where the river emerges from the mountainside and visitors enjoy swimming upstream into the cave. It is in fact the same Rio Blanco that disappears underground into a sinkhole a couple of miles north. It emerges from the mountain with a new name and different colour, Blue Creek. The mature forest on either side of the creek is home to many species.; notably the Rufous-tailed Jacamar, White-whiskered Puffbird, Blue-crowned Motmot and Slaty-tailed Trogon.