Saturday, March 7, 2015

Bathing Hummingbirds of Chaparrí

It's been a while since I have gone over all of the photos from my December 2011 visit to Chaparrí Reserve in northwestern Peru. There are a lot more than I thought, so I'll post a few more blogs from there in order to help promote the WINGS tour that Fabrice Schmitt and I are scheduled to lead this coming July.

The stream that flows through the middle of the property separates the communal buildings and dining area from the cabins, connected with a foot bridge. Just below the bridge is a point where you can sit and watch hummingbirds come in to bathe.

This one is a female Purple-collared Woodstar.

Amazilia Hummingbird is one of the more widespread species from western Ecuador southward.

Tumbes Hummingbird is not a very colorful species, but it is endemic to this region, barely getting into SW Ecuador.

Here are some shots of the funky, but surprisingly nice rustic cabins they've constructed in this remote reserve.

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