Today I arrived at the Casa Avian Alliance in Belize. It's about 7pm, it's getting dark, and this felt like the longest day of my life. I am exhausted, suffering from culture shock, and haven't eaten all day. The first bird I came into contact with after landing in Belize was a boat tail grackle. We have them in the Eastern U.S. I think. They are fun to watch and helped me pass the time while I waited for my ride.