Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary (Crooked Tree Village, midway between Belize City and Orange Walk) – located in south central Belize, this sanctuary is home to over 250 resident bird species. The area’s bird population swells during the winter months, when species from northern lands show up to escape the harsher weather in North America. A nearby Creole village goes back to English and Scottish longwood cutters who made this area home during the early 1800s, creating a mixed-race creole community. Visitors eventually make their way to Carrie’s Kitchen (a local restaurant) for home-cooked meals.