Discoveries from 2020 Nest Search Expedition Guide Next Steps for Blue-throated Macaw Research and Conservation

Breeding Blue-throated Macaws posed playfully on dead Moriche palm nest (Photo: Tjalle Boorsma – Asociacion Armonia). 2020 Blue-throated Macaw rainy season search expedition results:  ⬥10 Blue-throated Macaw nests discovered in the northwestern subpopulation⬥3 unknown Blue-throated Macaw breeding sites discovered⬥Approximately 100 Blue-throated Macaws observed in Llanos de Moxos during rainy season…

Continue reading

From Cattle Rancher to Macaw Reserve Ranger: Meet Ranger César Flores

Laney Rickman Reserve in Bolivia protects the largest known breeding population of the Critically Endangered Blue-throated Macaw against poachers and habitat loss due to cattle ranching. In charge of Armonía´s reserve and the nestbox program is park ranger César Flores, once a cattle rancher, today, conservationist and protector of the…

Continue reading

Laney Rickman Reserve Reports

Asociación Armonía created a second Blue-throated Macaw Reserve in August 2018, the Laney Rickman Reserve (681ha/1.683ac). This reserve is protecting vital breeding habitat in the Southern subpopulation. The Laney Rickman Blue-throated Macaw Reserve is managed to promote an increased breeding population, with additional nest boxes and habitat management to improve…

Continue reading

Bird of the Month April: American Kestler

April American Kestler Scientific name: Falco sparverius Spanish name: Cernícalo Americano Status: Least Concern (IUCN red list of endangered species) Habitat and behaviour: Rare to locally fairly common but widespread in open country in dry to humid lowlands and highlands including towns and cities. Especially atracted to manmade hunting perches such as powerlines,…

Continue reading

Bird of the Month June: Black-bellied Whistling Duck

June Black-bellied Whistling Duck Scientific name: Dendrocygna autumnalis Spanish name: Pato Silbón Vientre Negro Status: Least Concern (IUCN red list of endangered species) Habitat and behaviour: Fairly common to common in lowland marshes, ponds, lakes, and seasonally flooded savanna like the habitats of Barba Azul Nature Reserve. Also to be found in agicultural…

Continue reading