Guarumo Bird Gallery

“Guarumo” is the Spanish name Ticos call a Cecropia Tree (English name) and about 4 years ago I asked my gardeners to plant one in my front yard because I had heard that they attract toucans for the easy perches and the food of the flowers. I would be patient, not really knowing how fast they grow!

In just 4 years it is the tallest tree in my yard, more than twice the height of my little house and my favorite “Bird Gallery” or place for birds to land so I can photograph them because it is such an open tree with a limited number of large leaves. See in the tree photos below what it looked like when we planted it and how big it has grown.

No telling how many birds I miss that land in the top of the tree!   🙂    But the lower limbs are what I watch while eating breakfast every morning and where I photographed from my terrace the birds in the birds photos below, including two kinds of toucans! I love nature’s gallery of birds that helps me grow my own photo gallery of birds!   ¡Pura Vida!

Birds in Tree

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The Tree

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“Trees exhale for us so that we can inhale them to stay alive. Can we ever forget that? Let us love trees with every breath we take until we perish.” 

― Munia Khan 

¡Pura Vida!

2 Replies to “Guarumo Bird Gallery”

    1. Kathleen,
      But ooohhh Kathleen, Eastern Bluebirds and Northern Cardinals would be exotic for someone visiting there from Costa Rica. Those two don’t migrate down here (like some of your birds), thus two beautiful ones we never see here!

      I am just starting my US. Birds gallery as I find the photos and upload. Those two were my top favorites during my last two years in Nashville while at McKendree Village Hermitage.
      N. Cardinals:
      E. Bluebirds:

      Or see all the USA Birds I have up so far:
      Where I have a Mountain Bluebird, Stellar Jay and Blue Jay, all unique and colorful North American Birds we don’t get except for Stellar Jay along our northern border with Nicaragua! They migrate only that far south! 🙂

      Happy Birding Kathleen!

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