This morning at Lower Dover Jungle Lodge in Belize, we heard the unmistakable call of the Keel-Billed Toucan. The toucan’s call is louder than most, and they are often found at the tops of large trees on the forest edge. The call sounds a lot like a frog croaking. Therefore, the savvy bird watcher will listen for the call in the distance and give themselves time to prepare for the shot.
Luckily for birders at Lower Dover Jungle Lodge, the Keel-Billed Toucans show up regularly. However, most of their appearances are in the early morning when it is too foggy for great bird photography. This morning, the fog burned off early, and this LARGE male Keel-Billed Toucan was calling from one of our large Ceiba trees near the farm.
Fortunately, we had enough time to grab the point and shoot camera inside before the toucan flew away.