Saving the Blue-throated Macaw in Bolivia

Ways to Support  "Saving the Blues" 

Sponsor a Nido Adoptivo NEST BOX on the Laney Rickman Reserve

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Nest Box Sponsorships being accepted for the 2022- 2023 breeding season of the Blue-throated Macaw. 

Your $250 donation to sponsor a nest box covers the cost of materials to build the nest boxes and supports field work to locate and establish appropriate nesting areas where wild breeding pairs will accept the artificial nest boxes in addition to monitoring the nest boxes during the breeding season. 100% of your contribution to sponsor a nest box is sent to our partner Armonía in Bolivia. You may specify two initials for your nest box. In addition, your name (and tribute 'in honor of' or 'in memory of,' if designated) will be listed on our "Supporters" page. Questions? Please email us at:  BirdEndowment.btm@gmail.com.

 

Since the program’s inception, an incredible 105 Blue-throated Macaws have fledged from the nest boxes, mainly on the Laney Rickman Reserve. With only an estimated 400 - 450 adult Blue-throated Macaws in the wild, this number of successful fledges is truly significant comprising about 25% of the wild population. For the first time, in 2017, a second-generation chick was raised by parents who both had fledged from the nest boxes. In 2021, a record of nine of the breeding macaws had leg bands, indicating they had previously fledged from the nest boxes themselves and returned to breed, giving promise for future population growth of this critically endangered bird. 

Make a General "Saving the Blues" Donation

Your contributions will support the Nido Adoptivo nest box project on the Laney Rickman Blue-throated Macaw Reserve in Bolivia and Bird Endowment’s efforts “Saving the Blues.”

Become a "Friends of Laney Rickman Blue-throated Macaw Reserve"

With the establishment of the Laney Rickman Reserve in 2018, the most important breeding site for the southern subpopulation of the Blue-throated Macaw is now protected forever.  But conservation goals are not met by just buying land as the emblematic species can suffer from threats like poaching, uncontrolled fires, and invading cattle negatively affecting their habitat. Your support will go directly to protecting this species and its crucial habitat by restoring this endangered ecosystem through the nest box program, fire prevention, park guard patrols, and habitat restoration.

Donate to the "Laney Rickman Blue-throated Macaw Fund"

In 2017, to honor Laney Rickman’s legacy and continue her dedicated efforts saving this critically endangered species from extinction, the Bird Endowment, Asociación Armonía, American Bird Conservancy and Laney's family partnered to establish the “Laney Rickman Blue-throated Macaw Fund”. This Fund is managed by American Bird Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) organization with all disbursements sent directly to Asociación Armonía in Bolivia. Through the generosity and support of a remarkable number of people around the world, more than US $250,000 has been raised to date. Donations provide vital long-term support for the Nido Adoptivo™ nest box program as well as habitat conservation and reserve management to help save the Blue-throated Macaw and the unique ecosystem in which it lives.

Thanks to your donations, the

Blue-throated Macaw is flying toward a brighter future!

A pair of Blue-throated Macaws in flight over the Laney Rickman Reserve.
                                                               - Bennett Hennessey, Armonía 2018