Tag Archive: hummingbirds

What hummingbird banding teaches us

She placed the hummingbird in my hand and he just laid there like he was dead. But he wasn’t. I could feel his itty bitty chest pulsating rapid little taps on my palm. Taptaptaptaptaptaptaptaptap. I… Continue reading

Hope is a thing with feathers

A needle in a haystack. That’s what looking for the Esmereldas Woodstar is like. It’s our last day birding along the western coast of Ecuador with our guide, José. There’s really only one place… Continue reading

Hummingbird love from Ecuador

I have to say my favorite part about Ecuador was the variety of hummers even though some of them got quite angry with me. And then there was that incident with the Violet-tailed… Continue reading

Birds of Ecuador: The showstoppers!

Here’s a round up of the showstoppers from our trip to Northern Ecuador where we spent a week in the Amazon at Sacha Lodge (totally recommend) and a week with Tropical Briding on… Continue reading

What to do about that ginormous Birds of Ecuador field guide

I already spend enough time in physical therapy. The last thing I needed to do was carry around this big tome around Ecuador. Here, let me give you an idea of really how… Continue reading

Angry Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds would stick their beaks into the plastic flower on the feeder only to find nothing, and then fly away. Any minute someone was sure to bring the nectar.  First there was just… Continue reading

I held a hummingbird in my hand today

I held a hummingbird in my hand today. To hold such a tiny, beautiful creature was thrilling. It was as if time had stopped in my hand. There were over a hundred other… Continue reading

Hummingbirds of Panama

Who doesn’t like hummingbirds? They’re colorful, cute, the smallest of all the birds in the world, buzz around sounding like George Jetson, and can only be found in the Americas. Yep, that’s right. You… Continue reading