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Hummingbirds Everywhere!

Years ago, I heard about a place in Potrerillos Arriba, that has an amazing amount of Hummingbirds. 5 years later, (shame on me) I gave this place a call and asked to come by with a friend of mine to check it out. Gail and Dennis were more than gracious with my request and we were there the next morning.

I didn’t count how many hummingbird feeders they had off of their balconies, but my guess would be about 20 or so. They have around 22 different species of Hummingbirds. I remember hearing a long time ago that these folks go through 5 lbs of sugar each day to feed these birds.  After seeing what I did today, I believe it.

If you are visiting Boquete and would like to go off the beaten path and visit this place, which I recommend, here is the information. Their website is www.myhummingbirds.me Call them for an appointment, rather than emailing. They request only a donation of sugar for your visit. They are located in Potrerillos Arriba, which is around an hours drive from Boquete. A map is available on their website.  The best time to go is January through May, during the dry season as the last 7 km is on a gravel/dirt road.  During the raining season a 4X4 vehicle will be required.

I can’t thank them enough for their hospitality and their love for the birds is heartwarming. It was a morning wonderfully spent!

Unfortunately, I only have a simple point and shoot camera, but I’m still proud of these camera shots. See the gallery below.

         

One Response to Hummingbirds Everywhere!

  • admin says:

    Taken off birdpoet.com “How much does a Hummingbird need to eat each day?

    A Hummingbird needs to eat more than their body weight in food each day. I would guess that to be an average of between 8,000 to 10,000 calories required per day.”

    Holy Cow!!

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