Saving Belize's Birds

by Belize Bird Rescue
Saving Belize's Birds
Saving Belize's Birds
Saving Belize's Birds
Saving Belize's Birds
Saving Belize's Birds
Saving Belize's Birds
Saving Belize's Birds
Saving Belize's Birds
Saving Belize's Birds
Saving Belize's Birds
Saving Belize's Birds
Saving Belize's Birds
Saving Belize's Birds
Saving Belize's Birds
Saving Belize's Birds
Saving Belize's Birds
Saving Belize's Birds
Saving Belize's Birds
Saving Belize's Birds
Saving Belize's Birds

Project Report | Jul 27, 2021
2021 baby season draws to a close

By Nikki Buxton | Managing Director

Yellow-headed Amazon babies
Yellow-headed Amazon babies

Our baby bird season is slowing down a little now (although I probably shouldn’t speak too soon!)

Since our last report we had 147 intakes. 58 parrots, 21 raptors, 53 garden/forest birds, 4 aracaris and 5 water-birds. 31 have been released, 88 are still in care, with sadly 28 succoming to injuries. BBR travelled over 4800 miles for rescues, with a further 2900 miles of rescues donated by volunteers.

We managed to construct two glorious new enclosures which we have been using for the white-fronted and red lored parrots. We are embarking on refurbishing some of our existing enclosures, making them more secure and upgrading the perching and shelter areas. After two months of waiting the country was finally resupplied with plywood, so we can also start to replace some of the tired roost boxes.

We were lucky enough to have returning ‘interns’ Lauren Yang and Bill Wasserman visit again, each bringing their unique expertise to the centre. Jonathan Urbina also contributed several weeks of his time to the rescue, for which we are very grateful as always.

You may have seen mention in our last newsletter of the truck disaster. On June 4th, a careless driver pulled out onto the highway, causing so much damage to our lovely new Nissan that it’s now an insurance write-off. As always with insurance companies they leave us pathetically short of the expense of a replacement vehicle. The anguished battle continues, and in the meantime we are back to an ancient old truck and a depressing sense of deja-vu. We will keep you updated.

We are as always, so very grateful for your continued donations and support, without which we could not have helped those 147 intakes, or the 168 birds which were already undergoing rehabilitation at the start of the season.

Thanks to you all, Belize Bird Rescue continues to flourish, providing essential avian rescue and rehabilitation services to the country of Belize. The congratulations are all yours. You are quite literally helping us to help them to Fly Free.

With our warmest regards and gratitude,

Nikki and the BBR Team

collared aracari fledgling
collared aracari fledgling
white-fronted Amazons enjoying the new enclosure
white-fronted Amazons enjoying the new enclosure
young tropical kingbirds
young tropical kingbirds
hatchling white-fronted parrots
hatchling white-fronted parrots
Lesson's mot-mots
Lesson's mot-mots
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Belize Bird Rescue

Location: Belmopan, Cayo - Belize
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Twitter: @bzbirdrescue
Project Leader:
Nicola Buxton
Belmopan , Cayo Belize

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