Reading about Belize: The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw

THE LAST FLIGHT OF THE SCARLET MACAW: One Woman’s Fight to Save the World’s Most Beautiful Bird by Bruce Barcott.

I can’t say enough about this book…in fact, that’s just about all I’m going to write, because you should read it. It’s that good, and I don’t want to ruin it for you. (That’s not an excuse to get out of writing a real review – I promise!)

Don’t Google it, or research it at all. Trust me. Just jump in. Non-fiction that reads like a suspense novel, with a colorful cast of characters – both human and animal.

I shall say no more…

Scarlet Macaw by Edward Lear(Edward Lear [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)
Scarlet Macaw by Edward Lear
(Edward Lear [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

Country #15 – Belize

My first Central American country…Belize! Very excited to be visiting!

Belize(image by Rei-artur via Wikimedia Commons)
Belize
(image by Rei-artur via Wikimedia Commons)
info via Wikimedia Commons Atlas http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Atlas_of_Belize

  Belize – Belize
Belize, formerly known as British Honduras, is a small nation on the eastern coast of Central America on the Caribbean Sea bordered by ► Mexico to the northwest and ► Guatemala to the west and south. The country is a parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy which recognizes Queen Elizabeth II as Sovereign. The name is shared by the Belize River, Belize’s longest river, and Belize City, the former capital and largest city.

Short name Belize
Official  name Belize
Status Independent country since 1981
Location Central America
Capital Belmopan
Population 291,500 inhabitants
Area 22,966 km²
Major  languages English (official)
Major  religions Roman Catholicism and Protestantism
More information BelizeGeography of BelizeHistory of Belize and Politics of Belize
More  images Belize – Belize (Category).
Belize in detail(image by the CIA, public domain via Wikimedia Commons)
Belize in detail
(image by the CIA, public domain via Wikimedia Commons)
Flag of Belize(image by Caleb Moore, public domain via Wikimedia Commons)
Flag of Belize
(image by Caleb Moore, public domain via Wikimedia Commons)