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…

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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…

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New executive comite for BirdLife America´s regional council elected

In 2018 BirdLife International partners from the Americas elected new members of the Executive Comitee for BirdLife Americas Regional Council. Members of the new council are renown conservationist from Canada, Bolivia, EE.UU. Panama and Paraguay. Alberto Yanosky (Paraguay) was elected as chair of the committee formed by Andrew Couturier (Canada),…

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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,…

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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…

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Nest boxes: a lifeline for the Blue-throated Macaw

 2017 was an important year for the conservation of the Blue Throated Macaw (Ara glaucogularis).  A record number of nine macaws fledged from our artificial nest boxes, we discovered new nesting sites for the species and we put into protection one of the most critical nesting sites for the Blue…

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Bird of the Month December: Horned Curassow

  December   Horned Curassow Scientific name: Pauxi unicornis Spanish name: Paujil Copete de Piedra/ Pilisto Status: Critically Endangered (IUCN red list of endangered species) Habitat and behaviour: Elusive bird species present in wet lower Yungas ecoregion and foothill forests. Mostly solitary and very difficult to detect when not singing. Sings…

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