Although the Scarlet Macaw is not listed as being an endangered animal, we believe that due to it’s incredibly fragmented ecosystem, it’s one of the many beautiful birds at the Osa worth keeping an eye out for. Selective logging on the Osa has begun to leave the Macaw without many nesting sites, and thus greatly reduces it’s population on the Peninsula.
Logging and habitat destruction of older, larger trees leaves Macaws without a home every day. We have worked with colleges and schools in the past to install artificial nests on the campus grounds. In addition to providing nesting sites, we also worked with the academic institutions to raise student awareness about conservation and deforestation issues. A gift of 10$ can help us with ongoing efforts to place and monitor more artificial nests, and to ensure the health and survival of these charismatic birds!