Hummingbird tours are a popular way of seeing not only these endlessly fascinating little birds with their wide diversity of size and colour, but also many of the other species to be found in the same habitat. Hummingbirds can be seen all over Central and South America and at altitudes from sea level to high up in the Andes. Each species is especially adapted to the environment in which they live and the flowers that they feed on. The names...
Hummingbird tours are a popular way of seeing not only these endlessly fascinating little birds with their wide diversity of size and colour, but also many of the other species to be found in the same habitat. Hummingbirds can be seen all over Central and South America and at altitudes from sea level to high up in the Andes. Each species is especially adapted to the environment in which they live and the flowers that they feed on.
The names of these tiny birds reflect their huge variety of feather hues and body shapes. Marvellous Spatuletail, for instance, Crowned Woodnymph, Blue-throated Goldentail and Long-billed Hermit. The beautiful colours alone have led to the naming of so many of them – a rainbow of avian life captured by the titles of Violet Sabrewing, Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer, Cinnamon Hummingbird and Blue-throated Goldentail.
In many places that can be visited on a hummingbird tour, sugar feeders are set out near the accommodation. This makes for a photographer’s dream as a tripod can be used to freeze the rapid wingbeats of these small, fast-moving nectar specialists to provide a clear image of their iridescent plumage. It also means the less mobile guests can still enjoy a hummingbird extravaganza.
But finding one out in the field is the most exciting prospect, even more than being able to watch them flitting around a feeder while you enjoy your breakfast. Blue Sky Wildlife tour operators are local experts who know just where to take their guests for an enthralling experience of hummingbirds in the wild. And in Honduras and Peru you can organise a specific hummingbird photography tour. These are designed to give you time to find just the right angle and lighting conditions to capture the perfect shot without feeling that you are holding up the rest of your group.
Whether you want to organise a custom hummingbird holiday or just be sure that you will encounter a good number of hummers on a general birding trip, the local expert tour operators on Blue Sky Wildlife can help.
The enquiry form on each operator’s page will give you direct access to ask all the questions you need to in order to plan your perfect hummingbird tour.
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