Cock-tailed Tyrant

November   Cock-tailed Tyrant Scientific name: Alectrurus tricolor Spanish name: Tirano cola de abanico, avioncito Status: Vulnerable (IUCN red list of endangered species) Habitat and behaviour: Rare to uncommon and local in cerrado and seasonally flooded savannas like the Beni lowlands in Northern Bolivia. In Brazil it remains locally common only in a…

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Critically Endangered macaw chicks fly the nest boxes

Last year, we celebrated as 10 Blue-throated Macaw chicks safely hatched and fledged from our artificial nest boxes.   This is fantastic news for a Critically Endangered species that is being driven to the edge of extinction. One of the main factors halting the recuperation of this species has been the lack…

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Photos: Barba Azul Nature Reserve

Discover the wildlife of the Barba Azul Nature Reserve, where the Beni savanna meets the foot of the Amazon   The Barba Azul Nature Reserve in northern Bolivia is the world’s first protected area for the charismatic Blue-throated Macaw, a Critically Endangered species that is found nowhere else on Earth.…

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Video: Why are savannas important?

Explore the beauty of the Barba Azul Nature Reserve and the importance of this Beni savanna habitat in northern Bolivia   Tropical savannas cover a third of the world’s land surface but are the least protected habitat. But why are savannas important? The Beni savanna in northern Bolivia is the…

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Running the length of South America for wildlife

Discover what drove a British couple to wake up in the morning and run for 25 miles – every day, for over a year…   Katharine and David Lowrie were not our average ecotourists, coming to Bolivia to experience the country’s breathtaking wildlands and wildlife. Instead, they were on a…

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Barba Azul Nature Reserve doubles in size

Early this year, Armonía celebrated doubling the size of the Barba Azul Nature Reserve for the Critically Endangered Blue-throated Macaw   The reserve now stretches across 27,180 acres (11,000 hectares) of Beni savanna and palm forest islands in northen Bolivia, creating a greater safe haven for threatened species like the…

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