Laughing Bird Caye, Belize
Laughing Bird Caye is an island off the coast of Placencia, Belize, declared a National Park in 1991. It is spread in an area of 1.8 acres. The national park is named after Laughingbird gull which breeds there.
The island is covered with coconut trees and scattered coastal mangroves. Seven plant species have been recorded on the island. Other birds that can be seen on the Caye include the Brown Pelican, Green Heron, Melodious Blackbird and many other birds from the surrounding cayes and strays from the mainland. There are also a variety of lizards and insects on the Caye.
Visitors to Laughing Bird Caye generally come from Placencia for picnics, snorkeling and diving.
Things to See & Do
* Diving & snorkeling
* Bird watching
* Hiking through centre of the Caye
Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - Belize Dollar (BZD)
Language – English, Spanish
Land Area - 0.007 sq km
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – +501
Port Location – There is no port at the Caye. Mooring buoys have been installed to prevent anchor damage to the surrounding reef.
Travel Links – The Laughing Bird Caye can be accessed by boat from Placencia (11 miles to the west).