Right now we think there are about 30 species of birds on the farm. When we arrived here in 2014 there were less, maybe 10 or 12 different types, so we hope that means we’re doing something right. Below a parakeet eating the seeds of a yarumo tree.
Parakeets always show up in groups, sometimes more than 50 at once. They’re pretty noisy and very funny to watch. Because they have quite an athletic body they’re fast, chasing each other through the air. There is also a type of parrot that sounds exactly the same as these parakeets and they also live in groups. These birds constantly move around, so our farm is not their home, just a place they frequently visit.
Vultures are also frequent visitors. They regularly fly up from the river in the valley below in search of dead bodies. Although not very tasty to think of what they eat, they are part of nature’s clean up crew.
Other birds, like the ones below, live on the farm. The one below has the same colors as the humming birds we see often, but they are heavier. Humming birds are very difficult to photograph, until now the only pictures we have of them are where they just exit the frame of the picture.
Below a few pictures of birds we don’t know the names of. Just to show a bit of the variety of what flies around.
There are more birds, some with stunningly bright colors, and we’ll keep on trying to get them photographed!