Category Archives: Wildlife

Squirrels Welcome

It’s not often that squirrels are welcome on bird feeders, but at duPlooy’s there is room for everybody on our feeding tray.  You will often see the Yucatan Grey (shown here), a smaller Deppei and several birds vying for bits … Continue reading

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Kinkajous at duPlooy’s Deck

Are these guys cute, or what? They visit our deck every night for a snack banana  When you are here, please remember that, as they are nocturnal animals with very sensitive eyes, you should turn the flash off on your … Continue reading

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Common Pauraque

  Even though this bird is called the “common pauraque” it it not so common because it is the only bird in the genus nyctidromus. This nightjar is one of the Creatures you might see on a night walk at duPlooy’s  This … Continue reading

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wee-wee ants

Leaf-cutter ant (zompopa): Called wee-wee ants in Creole, leaf-cutter ants are Belize’s most commonly noticed ants. They are found in almost all  habitats. Columns of these industrious little guys, all carrying clippings of leaves, sometimes extend for several hundred yards … Continue reading

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Birding at El Pilar

“I never thought that Bird Watching would be such an adventurous activity that I would enjoy so much”. I went along with a very nice couple “Mary & John” and our guide “Fermin”. As a begining birder myself, I depended … Continue reading

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Bat Falcon Sighting

It was fun this morning showing people their first sighting of a blue-crowned motmot during morning coffee hour on the deck. And everyone has enjoyed seeing the bat falcon in the mornings. The weather has been lovely and lots of … Continue reading

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Ever See A Wish Willy?

On the way to duPlooy’s for dinner, about a 5-minute walk from our Macal River Beach, a large black iguana crossed our pagh. These iguanas, known as  Wish Willies are found in many parts of Belize and duPlooy’s is no … Continue reading

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