In northern Peru, the high Andes drop down to the Amazon creating a transition zone with just the right weather and flowers to help an amazing array of hummingbirds thrive. Here some of our favorite hummingbird photos from the cool cloud forest around the town of Leymebamba at 7,228 feet (2,203 meters) and from the steamy tropical jungle of the upper Amazon River system around the town of Moyobamba at 2,820 feet (860 meters).

Hummingbird photos from northern Peru

Sword-billed hummingbird Leymebamba

A Sword-billed hummingbird near Leymebamba, Peru.

Green-tailed Trainbearer hummingbird photos

A Green-tailed Trainbearer hummingbird.

Marvelous Spatuletail hummingbird photos peru

A Marvelous Spatuletail hummingbird in the Huembo Reserve in northern Peru.

See more photos (and video) of the elusive Marvelous Spatuletail hummingbird and many other species in our full post about the Huembo Reserve and Owlet Lodge including when to visit and much more.

Rufous-crested Coquette

A Rufous-crested Coquette.

Hummingbird flowers

You can’t have hummingbirds without flowers.

White-bellied & Sword-billed Hummingbird photos

White-bellied and Sword-billed hummingbirds at a feeder.

Rainbow Starfrontlet hummingbird

A Rainbow Starfrontlet hummingbird.

Chestnut-breasted Coronet Leymebamba

A Chestnut-breasted Coronet near Leymebamba, Peru.

flowers Leymebamba peru

Another tempting flower.

Sword-billed hummingbird at feeder

Sword-billed hummingbirds.

Purple-throated Sunangel Leymebamba

Hummingbirds near Leymebamba, Peru.

White-necked Jacobin

White-necked Jacobin hummingbirds.

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More food for hummingbirds.

Golden-tailed Sapphire peru

Golden-tailed Sapphire hummingbirds.

hummingbird feeder northern peru

A busy hummingbird feeder in northern Peru.

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Traffic jam at a hummingbird feeder near Moyobamba, Peru.

Sparkling Violetear & Golden-tailed Sapphire

A Sparkling Violetear (left) and a Golden-tailed Sapphire.

Leymebamba flowers

A dream garden for hummingbirds.

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Hummingbirds near Moyobamba, Peru.

Sparkling Violetear & White-bellied hummingbird

A White-bellied hummingbird (left) and a Sparkling Violetear hummingbird.

Leymebamba hummingbird feeder

Hummingbird feeding frenzy near Leymebamba, Peru.

bee pollen

A bee covered in pollen rounds out the beauty in the garden.


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