Hummingbirds Species You Can See at Mistico Park in Costa Rica

Mistico Park is home to 33 species of hummingbirds among the more than 50 present in Costa Rica. The hummingbirds' preferred habitat is the tropical moist forest.

Hummingbirds: small precious stones with wings

The hummingbirds' preferred habitat is the tropical moist rainforest, an environment that is preserved and conserved in Costa Rica thanks to the joint efforts of the state and a network of private reserves that today allow the country to have 55% forest cover.

Mistico Park is home to 33 species of hummingbirds among the more than 50 present in Costa Rica; a private ecological reserve where you can feel a true connection with nature. This ecological park becomes the ideal place to be dazzled by the spectacle provided by the hummingbirds.

It is important to mention that on the park's trails you will not find artificial hummingbird feeders. This practice used in other places consists of giving the birds sugar water in plastic containers with shapes that imitate flowers, in order to attract them and make it easier for tourists to observe them. This practice has dire consequences for the health of the hummingbirds, as well as for nature, because they are the only pollinators of some forest plant species such as bromeliads; by having the easy food they become addicted to sugar, get sick and die soon, and they also stop looking for the nectar from which they naturally feed.

Appreciating these winged jewels in their natural habitat is a visual treat. This species has characteristics that make it extremely valuable, both for the balance of the ecosystem and for the lover of natural beauty. It is the only species of bird that can fly in all directions: up, down, backwards, forward and, of course, backwards.

Its plumage is considered one of the most beautiful among all bird species thanks to its bright and vibrant colors that combine perfectly.

The iridescence of its feathers produces litmus effects and brilliant metallic tones only comparable to precious stones. Hummingbirds are as large in beauty as they are small in size and have been considered to be of high spiritual value by our ancestors, the original peoples of America. A bird revered by the Maya and Aztecs, Spanish missionaries used hummingbirds to explain the resurrection.

Bearers of love and hope, the hummingbird is able to gladden the heart and bring a moment of joy to those who see it appear for a moment.

The site has registered more than 450 species of birds, which have been seen by our visitors in their walks through the Mistico Park trail, you can see the complete catalog by clicking here

Here is a list of the 33 species of hummingbirds you might see on your visit to Mistico Park.

Hummingbirds in Mistico Park

Hummingbirds in Mistico Park