Tag Archive: hummingbirds

Trinidad and Tobago: The opening act

Part 1 of our trip to Trinidad and Tobago.

What hummingbird banding teaches us

“Hummingbirds are the gateway drug to birding,” Sheri said. She then grabs a straw and puts it in her mouth and begins to blow lightly on the underside of a hummingbird and I see that her breath opens up the feathers, revealing a light, pink tummy.

Hope is the thing with feathers

We were late. This rare and endangered little hummer only hangs out in the area between December and March and we were there in early April and no one seems to know where it goes for the rest of the year.

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