Happy Earth Day Weekend Everyone💚 🌱🌴🌲🌿🌵🌿🍃🌻! These charismatic little guys are blue-throated macaws. Not so long ago, there were only 250-300 left in the wild, partly due to land use and loss of motacu palms, where blue throated macaws make their nests. Thanks to some caring people and a successful nestbox program, 71 chicks have fledged from artificial nests, shaped like the hollowed out trunks of motacu palm trees. Now, instead of a declining population trend, the critically endangered blue throated macaw populations are listed (IUCN Red List) as stable, thanks to conservation efforts. Just last November, a record 155 macaws were observed TOGETHER on a reserve in Bolivia. We can all make a difference. To help buy and build more nest boxes for blue-throated macaws, click the link for the Laney Rickman Fund for Blue-Throated Macaws on the American Bird Conservancy website.
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