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.

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Hummingbirds: small precious stones with wings

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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 ebird.org 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.

Black-bellied Hummingbird

Black-bellied Hummingbird

Black-crested Coquette

Black-crested Coquette

Blue-chested Hummingbird

Blue-chested Hummingbird

Blue-throated Goldentail

Blue-throated Goldentail

Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer

Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer

Brown Violetear

Brown Violetear

Cinnamon Hummingbird

Cinnamon Hummingbird

Coppery-headed Emerald

Coppery-headed Emerald

Crowned Woodnymph

Crowned Woodnymph

Green Thorntail

Green Thorntail

Green-breasted Mango

Green-breasted Mango

Green-fronted Lancebill

Green-fronted Lancebill

Lesser Violetear

Lesser Violetear

Long-billed Hermit

Long-billed Hermit

Long-billed Starthroat

Long-billed Starthroat

Magenta-throated Woodstar

Magenta-throated Woodstar

Plain-capped Starthroat

Plain-capped Starthroat

Purple-throated Mountain-gem

Purple-throated Mountain-gem

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

Scaly-breasted Hummingbird

Scaly-breasted Hummingbird

Snowcap

Snowcap

Stripe-tailed hummingbird

Stripe-tailed hummingbird

Stripe-throated Hermit

Stripe-throated Hermit

Violet Sabrewing

Violet Sabrewing

White-bellied Mountain-gem

White-bellied Mountain-gem

White-necked Jacobin

White-necked Jacobin

White-tipped Sicklebill

White-tipped Sicklebill

Blue-vented Hummingbird

Blue-vented Hummingbird

Green-crowned Brilliant

Green-crowned Brilliant

Violet-headed Hummingbird

Violet-headed Hummingbird

Canivet's Emerald

Canivet's Emerald

Purple-crowned Fairy

Purple-crowned Fairy