There are about 22 kinds of hummingbirds in Belize and several different kinds can be seen at El Pilar.

This was a nest discovered near the caretaker's house in 2003.
Hummingbirds are truly an American bird, native to the New World, and found at most latitudes and elevations. They abound in this area, feasting on the red flower of Axcanan, or Polly Red Head, that flourishes in the open areas along roads and near houses. The hummingbird's delicate nest may be encountered in shady spots off the trails. Be careful as you approach the hummingbird's home--these tiny birds are feisty.