Birds

How Many Hummers?

1 month ago   |   By 10,000 Birds

Our relatively-recent trip to Spain and the Middle East was, as expected, a great opportunity to see new birds. In the end, it gave me 44 lifers: 10 from Turkey and 8 from Jordan, which I had not visited before, and 26 from Spain, which I had visited previously, but in which we spent much more time. Still, there were notable groups of birds which I could not see in the Old World. Among these, one must certainly include the New World-only hummingbird family.
We traveled from mid-September to mid-October, and that would certainly be peak hummingbird season at home in Michoacán. The salvias...
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