Hummingbirds and The DWA

| October 9, 2017

Founded by the Hummingbird Conservancy Foundation, La Mesenia is a natural reserve dedicated to the conservation, research and observation of native bird species in the southeast of the Department of Antioquia in Colombia. It is located mainly in the municipalities of Jardín and Andes, in Antioquia, but also has lands in Caldas, Risaralda and Chocó.

This reserve works with Save the Species and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The weather is cold and usually rainy, although on clear days the temperature is warmer and the sun is very strong. It is possible to see many endemic and iconic birds of the region, making it an ideal location for biologists, ornithologists and birdwatchers.

The DWA has supported the Hummingbird Conservancy to help acquire more lands for conservation and we are happy to know the project is going well. It has a strong involvement with local communities in the preservation of natural resources and development of ecological techniques to use the traditional resources as well as new alternatives for a harmonious progress.

When you visit the Mundo Maya at the DWA, pay attention to the hummingbird feeders hanging in different areas and if you are patient, you can see one of the more than five different species of hummers we are exhibiting in free flight area at the second level, by the Jaguar and flamingo exhibits. The species most likely to be seen are: Black-chinned hummingbird (Archilocus alexandri), Broad-billed hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris), Rufous hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus), Anna’s hummingbird (Calypte anna) and Violet-crowned hummingbird (Amazilia violiceps).

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