Costa Rica Trip Report – Fiery-Throated Hummingbird

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Part 3/6 of my month down in Costa Rica leading a few photography workshops. We had some really nice opportunities throughout the tours and many wonderful images were made. Costa Rica is one of those countries that is just so pleasant to visit.

From this lodge we travelled even further up in elevation to the Cerro de la Muerte region. For my other group this was the second stop that we made. On both groups we made a great stop off at a spot I know for Fiery-throated Hummingbirds along the way. They performed flawlessly!

Of course the star of the show in this area is always the Resplendent Quetzal. The magnificence of this bird can simply not be over-stated. They are without question one of the most beautiful birds in the world. Over the course of the time that my two groups were in the area we witnessed amazing natural history events in the life of the Quetzal. We saw the birds building nest cavities, feeding young and even saw the baby Quetzal on its first day out of the nest. Just incredible!!

Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) perched on a branch in Costa Rica.

Fiery-throated Hummingbird (Panterpe insignis) perched on a branch in Costa Rica.

If you are interested in seeing more images from this trip check out the feature photo gallery on www.glennbartley.com.

If you think you might like to join me in Costa Rica next year be sure to send me an email as soon as possible.

All the best!

Glenn

Glenn Bartley

Glenn Bartley

Glenn Bartley is a professional nature photographer who specializes in photographing birds in their natural habitat. He currently resides in Victoria, British Columbia on Canada’s West Coast. Glen runs instructional photo workshops throughout the year to exciting destinations around the world. Upcoming trips include Vancouver Island, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Churchill Manitoba and Peru. He focuses on birds because there are so many species, they can be found almost anywhere, they are challenging to photograph and beautiful to watch.

Glenn Bartley

Glenn Bartley

Glenn Bartley is a professional nature photographer who specializes in photographing birds in their natural habitat. He currently resides in Victoria, British Columbia on Canada’s West Coast. Glen runs instructional photo workshops throughout the year to exciting destinations around the world. Upcoming trips include Vancouver Island, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Churchill Manitoba and Peru. He focuses on birds because there are so many species, they can be found almost anywhere, they are challenging to photograph and beautiful to watch.

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