We love the hummingbirds that visit our feeders and hanging flower baskets but they are so incredibly fast and not so easy to photograph…

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After a few months though, they are feeling more comfortable with us around and so two weeks ago, I was able to spend a few hours filming a few of them …

The only clue I can give to help you in identifying these gorgeous little hummers is that my mountain home is about 90 minutes south west of San Jose at an elevation of 7,230 feet.

In this 4:13 minute video we have four Costa Rica hummingbirds for you to identify…

Costa Rica Humming Birds Video

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Click on the small back triangular Play button.

Up there, the air is clean and apart from the owls, the nights are silent and filled with stars and we enjoy beautifully clear, sunny 70 degree days nearly every day.

I love Costa Rica …

A big ‘muchisimas gracias’ to everyone who emailed in their answers, but there is only one winner and …

The Name Of Our VIP Member Winner Is – Tom Briggs

Tom correctly identified these four Costa Rica hummingbirds:

  1. Little Hermit (Phaethornis longuemareus)
  2. Steely Vented Hummingbird (Amazilia saucerrottei)
  3. Purple-throated Mountain-gem (Lampornis calolaemus)
  4. Violet Sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus)

The Costa Rica Folk Music CD will be shipped to Tom later today …

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Written by Scott Oliver, author of How To Buy Costa Rica Real Estate Without Losing Your Camisa and Costa Rica’s Guide To Making Money Offshore.

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