Video: Bird Guide Whispers in a Hummingbird

This is a companion video to my travel article: Birding in Belize: Finding Life Birds & Lost Dreams in the Rainforest.

Some bird guides are excellent and polished, some are naturally marvelous. My guide George succeeded in calling in a hummer and it nearly perched on his hand!  Though you can’t see the bird in this video (sorry!), listen to George’s soft squeaking.  In my opinion, this portrays someone who’s lived and breathed these woods his whole life. He’d later expertly mimic a Thrush-like Shiffornis.

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