Our Macaw Conservation Program is very close to 30 years of work, achieving great results that can be seen by those who visit the Central Pacific area, especially the Garabito area.
Today and thanks to the alliance with The Macaw Society, led by Dr. Donald J. Brightsmith and Dr. Gabriela Vigo-Trauco, our Conservation Program begins a new stage, which includes among other innovations the placement of temperature, movement and humidity sensors in the artificial nests, weighing the chicks to determine growth rates, investigate causes of mortality, and at the end of the season determine the number of eggs laid, number of chicks hatched, number of dead chicks, and the number of chicks that fly out of the nest.
Here we can see a gallery of photographs of the work being done since the season started in November 2021. Also a short conversation with Dr. Christopher Vaughan, director and parent of the Central Pacific Macaw Conservation Program.
Project in data (information from Dr. Vigo)