Luna, the spectacled owl.
"A wise old owl sat in an oak. The more he saw, the less he spoke. The less he spoke, the more he heard. Why can't we be like that wise old bird?" Edward Hersey Richards
I can't believe it's been a year since we visited The Belize Raptor Center
Last year, we drove by a tiny, hand-scrawled road sign several times during our stay in San Ignacio, Belize, wondering about the mysterious raptors. Then, the local owners of our jungle cabana told us about the wonderful tour at the B.R.C. - not only wonderful...free. Although, if you don't leave a donation, you'll be sent straight to purgatory. Just say'in. The tour proceeds rain or shine, tourist or no tourists. The raptors need food and exercise everyday, after all. Follow my lens for a fun, feathered photo safari...
I think this is Ky, the gray-headed kite.
I think this is Jamin, the bat-falcon. Or is it Maya, the Orange-breasted falcon? I have a Maya t-shirt, so I should know, right? Hmmm.
Zion, perhaps? Akna? Not sure.
This is Cora, the black vulture. 100 % Cora. No doubt about it. She was a special bird, beloved by Sarah, the raptor whisperer. I guess Cora follows her everywhere and loves her beak massaged. I dare you to massage this beak! Sarah did. Repeatedly. All creatures need a little love.
At the end of the tour, we spotted baby howler monkeys in the trees. I hope this post persuades some of you to spurn the isolated islands like Ambergris Key, and have a real vacation on the mainland.
Those who drink whiskey with the owls at night, cannot soar with the eagles the next day. Brian D. Ratty
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