HUMMINGBIRD PHOTOGRAPHY EXPEDITION
Duration: 8-12 days
Group size: 1 - 6 photographers
Best time to go: November - May, dry seasson
PLACES TO VISIT:
JARDIN ENCANTADO is a great place for humminbirds since there are more than 12 species of hummers in the feeders, including the endemic Indigo-capped hummingbid.
In TURMEQUE TOWN, visit to a local farm where they have set up feeders for hummers, this is a great place for hummingbird photography.
ROGITAMA RESERVE is the best place to photograph the endemic Black Inca and other bird species.
MINCA TOWN AND EL DORADO BIRD RESERVE: Located in the astonishing Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, these two lacations offer excellent conditions for hummingbird photography, including 5 endemics.
IMPORTANT HUMMINGBIRD SPECIES
Sparkling violetear Colibri coruscans, Black-tailed trainbearer Lesbia victoria, Indigo-capped hummingbird Amazilia cyanifrons, Steely-vented hummingbird Amazilia saucerottei, Rufous-tailed hummingbird Amazilia tzacatl, White-vented plumeleteer Chalybura buffonii, Gorgeted woodstar Chaetocercus heliodor, White bellied woodstar Chaetocercus mulsant, Short-tailed emerald Chlorostilbon poortmani, Coppery-bellied emerald Eriocnemis cupreoventris, Sword-billed hummingbird (Ensifer ensifera), Bearded helmetcrestOxypogon guerini, Red-billed emerald Chlorostilbon gibsoni, Coppery emerald Chlorostilbon russatus, Santa Marta woodstar Chaetocercus astreans, Black-backed thornbill Ramphomicron dorsale, White-tailed starfrontlet Coeligena phalerata, Thalurania colombica Violet-crowned woodnymph, Santa Marta sabrewing Campylopterus phainopeplus,Sapphire-bellied hummingbird Lepidopyga lilliae, Sooty-capped hermit Phaethornis augusti, Long-billed hermitPhathornis longirostris, Stripe-throated hermit Phaethornis striigularis, Rufous-breasted hermit Glaucis hirsuta,White-necked Jacobin Florisuga mellivora, Ruby-topaz hummingbird Chrysolampis mosquitus, Tyran metaltail Metallura tyrianthina, Long-billed starthroat Heliomaster longirostris,