Birds are excellent indicators of the health of an eco-system; their presence and identification is a way to quantify the sustainability of various agricultural approaches. Towards this end, MMRF works closely with PG’s most avid birder; Wilfred Mutrie.
Wilfred has a wealth of information about birds so he is a frequent guest speaker for groups here at MMRF. Usually he does an evening presentation with Q&A, then before dawn students gather in the kitchen for a quick cup of coffee before Wilfred begins guiding them on a bird sighting trek throughout the farm and riverine areas. For more serious birders he can be hired as a personal guide throughout southern Belize. We are working with Wilfred and the Tropical Avian Adventure Club (TAAC) on a project that will train more local people to become birding guides.
Wilfred can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
For the casual, sleepy-head bird enthusiast, plenty of birds can be seen out the dorm windows before your head ever leaves the pillow. This is because complexity of our agro-ecological system encourages many birds to call it home.
Following is a list of the birds that have so far been identified at MMRF. We will update this list as time and information allows