Wow a lot of pictures!We did see a few blue [actually charcoal gray] iguanas.We saw what I think might be a harpy eagle, rare big monkey eater.I have seen howlers ,parrots ,and toucans elsewhere in BZ.Saw a toucan right in my girl's yard in San Ignacio.There are tons of iguanas on the lower Macal,they are supposedly endangered but there are hundreds of them in the trees.The males get 5-6 feet long are orange and green with black stripes on their 3 foot tails.If you paddle under them, the ones on lower limbs dive off into the river ,where locals catch them by swimming underwater and just grab them.They call them 'bush chicken'.The coolest lizards though are the basilisks/Jesus Christ lizards they look like miniature tyrannosaurus rexes and run on water. I have seen them on Privassion and the Mopan.
Big Falls on the Belize River?Were you touring The Community Baboon Sanctuary[ i always wanted to]?Is Big Falls much of a rapid?Any crocodiles down there? I always wanted to go to Lamanai ruins at the head of the New River lagoon you approach by river/lake through an Everglades like area.Lamanai means 'submerged crocodile' in Mayan.I wanted to paddle my boat up there solo.I have been studying up on where crocs are in Belize since Hendri Coetzee was killed in the Congo.It says there are 1000 crocs in New River Lagoon in 30 miles .The gradient is about 1 ft. per mile with a cpm[crocs per mile] of 33 apx.Think I'll go in a tour boat
.I am already a little paranoid about snakes down there.
Deepsouth,If you read this,there are 300 American crocs at Turneffe Reef and some around Ambergris/Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve.I never realized crocs were in the ocean [except salties in Australia] they had a picture of a 16 -17 ftr. with a massive head they caught at Turneffe.Scary to dive around those monsters.