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Hummingbirds of Bolivia

Many travelers to Bolivia enjoy hiking, kayaking, camping, exploring the Inca Empire, the Uyuni Salt Flat, Santa Cruz de la Sierre, Sajama National Park and ... watching hummingbirds in one of the world's most remote and exciting countries!

About Bolivia

Bolivia is located in South America, landlocked, bordered by Brazil to the north and east, Paraguay to the southeast, Argentina to the south, Chile to the southwest, and Peru to the west. The seat of government and administrative capital is La Paz.

Birdwatchers can explore many natural regions in Bolivia, and choose from experienced birding tour operators, offering options for ecotours, duration, locales, lodging, and transportation.

Enjoy your hummingbird explorations and tours in Bolivia!

Map of Bolivia


The Family of Hummingbirds

The hummingbird family is large, with 366 species and 112 genera, mostly south of the United States. Hummingbirds live only in the Western Hemisphere, with nearly half the species living in the "equatorial belt" between 10 degrees north and south of the equator. Many species are found in Bolivia and adjacent areas of Brazil, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Paraguay.

Hummingbirds comprise the family Trochilidae, among the smallest of birds, with most species measuring in the 3"-5" range.

Numerous birding tour guide operators are available in Peru for birdwatchers, offering options that include transportation, lodging, duration, and locales, and lodging.


Hummingbird Species in Bolivia

Bolivia is home to about 83 species of hummingbirds, listed in the chart below in alphabetical order. Checkmarks indicate which species are found in Bolivia. Differing birding sources may report small variation in numbers of species. This database represents our best effort to create an accurate species listing.

Click the image below for a complete list of species in PDF format. Or click here to view the species list (PDF)


Photo Highlights of Hummingbirds Found in Bolivia

Long-tailed Sylph Hummingbird
Long-tailed Sylph Hummingbird
Booted-racket Tail Hummingbird
Booted-racket Tail Hummingbird
White-necked Jacobin Hummingbird
White-necked Jacobin Hummingbird
Special thanks go out to the great nature photographers Alan Schmierer and Rolf Riethof for sharing many of their beautiful public-domain photographs of hummingbirds on this website via Flickr.


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