Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary in Belize District, Belize...The Mayas lived in Crooked Tree several thousand years ago as is evidenced by the Chau Hiix Archaeological Site at the southwestern corner of Western Lagoon. The site has a central pyramid that rises almost 75 feet above the flat lagoon landscape. It is one of the last known untouched and unlooted Maya sites, because local residents had kept it secret and protected the site for generations.
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary (Belize). 'Belize is for the birds. Nowhere is that statement truer than at Crooked Tree. The wetlands attract hundreds of bird species (276 to be exact), including dozens of migrants who stop on their way north or south. Birding is best during the drier months (February to May), when the lagoon dries up and the birds congregate around the remaining puddles.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/belize/northern-belize/crooked-tree-wildlife-sanctuary