February 03, 2016

Observatorio de Colibríes in Cundinamarca, Colombia.

We discovered this jewel of a hummingbird garden, just 11 miles from Bogota! You can enjoy amazing hummingbirds, such as the Sword-billed Hummingbird, while sitting in the gardens of a beautiful house owned and decorated by an artist. This is located near La Calera, at 3000m, and has almost 17 Andean species of hummingbirds that visit the feeders and gardens. You can learn more at Observatorio de Colibríes (https://www.observatoriodecolibries.com/) in Cundinamarca, Colombia.

It's a must-see!

Posted on February 03, 2016 20:41 by kjhurme kjhurme | 7 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

August 12, 2015

Finca El Colibri Gorriazul

Our bird-friendly coffee farm and hummingbird garden is named after the endemic Indigo-capped Hummingbird (Amazilia cyanifrons).

http://www.kristiinahurme.com/Hummingbirds.html

Check out all of the wildlife we have found!

Posted on August 12, 2015 01:36 by kjhurme kjhurme | 56 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

May 24, 2015

25 water snakes!

We decided to walk along the mission reach of the San Antonio River today to survey the damage after last night's impressive storms. The trees were not impacted in that part of San Antonio, but immediately on arrival we noticed watersnakes swimming through the river. That whet our appetites and with our eyes open we then proceeded to find 25 different diamondback watersnakes hidden along the banks! We saw them swimming in the water, basking in the sun along the banks, on falling trees over the water, even in bushes along the trails. We had a fun time looking for more and pointing them out to other tourists. We even found them in groups of 3 to 6 individuals in the same spot! It was an unexpected pleasure to find so many beautiful (and some big!) snakes in the city!

Posted on May 24, 2015 20:59 by kjhurme kjhurme | 9 observations | 2 comments | Leave a comment

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