Christian Bech

Christian’s passion for birds and all things nature has been present since childhood.

He is a naturalist and one of a small number in Belize who holds an Advanced Birder Certificate issued by the Belize Audubon Society.

Christian’s knowledge of the Maya history is extensive. He has great respect and admiration of the Mayans and their long-lasting traditions. When you tour with him this reverence will be evident.

He has obtained many life skills and a vast insight for all kinds of things from his adventurous life experiences in various places of the world.

My tours carry the risk of bagging a serious overweight of information and new knowledge!!!!

Being a Ships Master, Commercial Fisherman, Teacher, Activist, Timber and Sawmill operator, Welder, Machinist and Workshop supervisor, Farmer, Forester and avid Naturalist and Birder he has surmounted an impressive knowledge and a knack of seeing things from more than one angle, which he all willingly shares with his guests.

How do you keep your tours fun and unique?

I really enjoy being able to share my love and passion for Maya History, birds, and nature in general with visitors to our beautiful country. No tour is ever the same. My guests all have different ways of enjoying Maya history, nature, and birds. By questioning them and their anticipations is how I like to guide each individual tour.

What do you love most about your job as a Guide?

Being able to inspire young new birders to catch the spark and carry the flame, giving people an unforgettable quality nature experience and bring forward important messages of conservation is what makes my job as a Nature guide so important and enjoyable.

What is your connection to Barebones Tours?

I’ve been a friend of Percy’s for Twenty Years– working with Craig, Percy and Barebones Tours for seven years– working together as a team. Percy covers the sea and Howler Monkey Jungle Tours and I guide the Maya sites and Birding guests.

Commitment to You.

I plan on making your inland ADVENTURE an UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE !!!!

When he is not busy guiding guests in the forest, Christian works for a commercial agriculture company, where he manages projects with expansion in agro-forestry and timber plantation.