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Hummingbirds of Venezuela

Map showing the location of Venezuela in South America
Map showing the location of Venezuela in South America

Travelers to Venezuela enjoy visits to Isla de Margarita and the Los Roques archipelago, hiking in the Andes Mountains, sport fishing, diving, exploring historical sites, wildlife adventures, and ... watching hummingbirds in one of the most biodiverse countries in the world!

About Venezuela

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is located on the northern coast of South America, and includes a large main landmass along with a number of outlying islands in the Caribbean Sea. Colombia lies to the west, Brazil to the south, and Guyana to the southeast. Caribbean islands such as Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Curaçao, Aruba, and the Leeward Antilles lie near the Venezuelan coast.

It has a population of over 22 million residents, and the capital city is Caracas.

The climate of Venezuela is tropical and megathermal, as a result of its geographical location near the Equator. The country features four horizontal temperature zones based on elevation, having tropical, dry, temperate with dry winters, and polar (alpine tundra) climates.

Venezuela's habitats range from the Andes Mountains in the west to the Amazon Basin rainforest in the south. Venezuela is home to over 1,400 bird species, 48 of which are endemic.

Visitors to Venezuela enjoy a variety of destinations, including Caracas, Los Roques Archipelago, Parque Nacional Canaima, Maracaibo, Margarita Island, Mérida, and Valencia.

Birdwatchers in Venezuela can choose from a number of respected birding tour operators, offering various options for ecotours, duration, locales, lodging, and transportation.

Enjoy your hummingbird tours and ecovisits in Venezuela!

Map of Venezuela


The Family of Hummingbirds

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 are found in Venezuela and adjacent areas of Colombia, Brazil and Guyana. The hummingbird family is very large, with 366 species and 112 genera, mostly south of the United States.

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

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


Hummingbird Species in Venezuela

Venezuela is home to about 100 species of hummingbirds. Highlights of species is included below.

  • Black-throated Mango
  • Copper-rumped
  • Fiery-tailed Awlbill
  • Fork-tailed Woodnymph
  • Glittering-throated Emerald
  • Green-bellied
  • Green-breasted Mango
  • Green-tailed Emerald
  • Green-tailed Goldenthroat
  • Little Hermit
  • Long-tailed Sylph
  • Rufous-breasted Sabrewing
  • Sparkling Violetear
  • Tufted Coquette
  • Venezuelan Sylph
  • Violetear
  • White-chinned Sapphire
  • White-tailed Sabrewing

A more complete list is shown in the chart below, in alphabetical order. Checkmarks indicate which species are found in Venezuela. 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 Beautiful Hummingbirds Found in Venezuela

Long-tailed Sylph Hummingbird
Long-tailed Sylph Hummingbird
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
Green-breasted Mango Hummingbird
Green-breasted Mango 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.

Interactive Map of Venezuela

Venezuela Travel & Tourism Resources