At Black Rock Lodge, we are passionate and literate about all of the flora and fauna that surrounds us- but we have a particular love for birds. Our enthusiastic commitment to birdwatching, bird conservation, and bird research combine to make Black Rock the premier destination for birding in Belize. Perched above the scenic Macal River, the lodge is surrounded by some of Belize’s most bird-rich habitats. Across the river lies the Don Elijio Panti National Park, a 13,000-acre swath of luxurious rainforest that stretches from the banks of the Macal to the high slopes of the Mountain Pine Ridge. This scene provides a breathtaking viewscape from Black Rock Lodge’s famed open-air restaurant.
#1 Belize Hot Spot
FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS
eBird is the world’s largest biodiversity-related citizen science project, with more than 100 million bird sightings contributed each year by eBirders around the world. A collaborative enterprise with hundreds of partner organizations, thousands of regional experts, and hundreds of thousands of users, eBird is managed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Black Rock Lodge’s 242 acre location with over 1100 feet of elevation change from the Macal River to the various mountain peaks and canyon ridges, lends itself to viewing nearly 390 species of spectacular resident and migratory birds. The diversity of the lodge’s geological and habitat surroundings affords guests the ability to easily see a vast variety of both common and extremely rare species. When you combine our privileged forest location and our phenomenal expert guides in these local bird species, a magical birding experience awaits every single guest at Black Rock Lodge.
Located on the banks of the beautiful Macal River and surrounded by a lush tropical rainforest, Black Rock Lodge is the ideal destination for discriminating birders. I recently had the pleasure of staying there and, as always, was quite impressed with its exceptional bird diversity and the unsurpassed expertise and congeniality of its bird guides—not to mention its exquisite cuisine and luxurious accommodations. If you are a birder, there is no better place to exercise your binoculars than at Black Rock Lodge!
For the past few years in a row, we’ve proudly hosted the Mass Audubon Group and most recently, in 2018, VENT (Victor Emmanuel Nature Tours) joined us for a spectacular birding retreat.
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