A Wildlife Hotspot of Belize – Chan Chich Lodge

Ocelot ©Leander Khil

Chan Chich Lodge in Belize is well-known as an incredible location to see many big cats and it also offers exceptional birding opportunities.

The endemic Jamaican Tody, at the Goblin Hill Villas, Portland, Jamaica. Photo by Steve Shunk

You awake to the drumming of Jamaican Woodpeckers, performing in the snag outside your window. Gray Kingbirds and White-chinned Thrushes call from the woodland edges just a few meters away. You saunter to your deck and pause for several minutes with your arms on the railing, bathing in the tropical breeze, as you stare across… Read more »

Review of The Lodge At Pico Bonito, La Cieba, Honduras

The Lodge at Pico Bonito is a naturalist’s dream. Located deep in the tropical rainforest just outside of La Cieba, Honduras, Pico Bonito is surrounded by a remarkable variety of wildlife – every step on this wonderful property a veritable jungle safari.

Review: Tranquilo Bay Eco Adventure Lodge

Two Red-lored Amazons in flight

Tranquilo Bay exceeded even my high expectations. I was impressed by the comfort, service, great guides, and the variety of excursions and activities offered. An attractive option for groups where not everyone is a hardcore birder.

Why Borneo? It’s All About The Wildlife

Danum Valleys deep, remote and stunningly beautiful rainforest offers some of the world's most memorable wildlife experiences.

Review: Casa de San Pedro B & B Inn (SE Arizona)

View from our guest room through the courtyard and toward the Great Room. (© lkamms)

Let me cut to the chase. I can easily recommend Casa de San Pedro Bed & Breakfast Inn to any traveler (birder or otherwise) visiting southeast Arizona. This hacienda, designed to evoke traditional architecture of Spain and Mexico, is a diamond in the rough, a sanctuary for tired, hot souls and a gracious provider of… Read more »

Israel: The Isrotel Yam Surf Hotel near the Red Sea

The Eilat Birding Festival was hosted at the Isrotel Yam Surf Hotel, just across the street from the Red Sea, which hosts a World Class diving center. On my eighth day of travel, I took a much needed day of rest and spent some time poolside on the “Bedouin tents” located on the deck. This moment… Read more »

Review of Yellowstone Valley Lodge (Livingston, Montana)

Yellowstone Valley Lodge is a collection of ten small, contemporary ranch cabins and a gourmet restaurant situated on an old ranching property in the aptly named Paradise Valley, Montana. We stayed here our first three nights of our grand Yellowstone/Tetons adventure...and are still looking back at it with fondness. A peaceful setting, great views, and… Read more »