Between December and May, 276 different species of migrating birds flock to the lagoons, rivers and swamps of the massive Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary. The absolute best time to spot birds here is between April and May.
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary (Belize). 'Belize is for the birds. Nowhere is that statement truer than at Crooked Tree. The wetlands attract hundreds of bird species (276 to be exact), including dozens of migrants who stop on their way north or south. Birding is best during the drier months (February to May), when the lagoon dries up and the birds congregate around the remaining puddles.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/belize/northern-belize/crooked-tree-wildlife-sanctuary
At the visitor center, you can rent a canoe for about $10 BZD (approximately $5 USD) per hour Or you can simply rely on your own two feet: Guided walking tours take roughly three hours. General admission to the sanctuary costs $8 BZD (about $4 USD). T If you're coming from Belize City, the easiest way to reach Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary is by car via the Northern Highway. The Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary opens its reserve every day from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.