Thirty-one species of hummingbird have been recorded at the Lodge feeders, and with 14–18 species most days and up to a hundred individuals present at any one moment, this is one of the must-see bird spectacles of the world. The hummers are present all day long, but the greatest numbers appear on wet afternoons, especially in the last half-hour before dusk as they fill up on energy to last the night. Numbers of species and individuals are lowest in the middle of the dry season (July and August). The birds allow very close approach, and over a few days you will soon get to grips with the species, which can be overwhelming at first. Click here for our old online hummingbird guide, which we will soon update to use the features of the new website.