Hummingbirds are small birds capable of hovering in mid-air due to the rapid flapping of their wings (about 80 times per second!). They are the only birds that can fly backwards. There are 163 species which have been recorded in Colombia, which is why our country has the greatest diversity of hummingbirds of any country on earth! It is not only the magnificence of this small creature that inspires us, but the perfection of nature’s creation in such beaming variety of colors. This photo was taken recently in one of our trips to La Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta. Happy to be home to these adorable fellows.