Parrot conservation program in Honduras

Child Protection Services for Parrots

Adult parrots experience a strong bond with their chicks and eggs, and we see this all the time in the field. Predators, human and otherwise, can break that bond and cause hardship for the parrot family. That is why we organize for parrot conservation, protecting the children of this earth.

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Rescue and Liberation Center of Mabita

Without the Forest There is Nothing

Because of Mamma Macaw, these giant rainbow birds are flying free. And because of them, her heart might know sadness, but knows joy and beauty even more so. In this video interview she tells of her experience with these birds in her native Miskito language, as well as in Spanish.

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Santiago Lacuth climbing a macaw nest tree in La Moskitia, Honduras

Seeing Wild Chicks in Nests Makes Me Very Happy!

Dr. LoraKim Joyner interviews Santiago Lacuth, an indigenous leader of the Miskito people and also co-director of the new Rescue and Research Center of Mabita. He reports that he feels very happy when he see that the birds are in their wild nests, and have not been poached.

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Yellow-headed parrot chewing on bark

Saving Yellow-headed Parrots Means Ending Poaching, Now.

With my own hands, I took wild chicks from their parrot parents in Belize. It was for their own good due to the risk of poaching, but it still felt awful to do. For conservationists sake, the individual parrots, and for the species as a whole, parrot poaching in Latin America must end.

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A Miskito woman taking care of the parrots of her land

Burning Commitment

The scarlet macaw is the color of fire, and it lights us up in joy, and fuels our commitment to preserve and cherish the beauty of this earth. Thank you macaws for giving us such a gift, and thanks to those who rescue them, and help the rescuers. Find out how others help, and you can too.

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Rosa with her adopated family in Honduras

Rosa Can Fly!

There was a time when I thought Rosa would die. She was infested with mites, was frigtheningly thin, shivered and called plaintively all the time. This on top of her two broken legs and wing. Due to the care given to her by Oneida and others in the village of Mabita, she improved, and just this month, I heard she can fly!

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Dr. LoraKim Joyner teaching how to take care of red-lored amazon

Conservation:  An Act of Restoration

Incredibly hopeful things happen all the time in parrot conservation, for instance, when a red-lored amazon chick surprisingly reunites with his flock. While in Honduras in May 2014 we saw this happen, and we were glad. Conservation gives us the chance to restore nature, and our relationships with earth and her beings.

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Rescued, Released, and Reproducing

It is just amazing the resiliency of individuals on this earth. To feel the spark of hope about how we can continue on after adverse conditions, read about how the wonderful people of Belize Bird Rescue and Alan and Dolly Graham made it possible for parrots to not only return to the wild, but to live a full life by becoming successful parents.

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Sea turtle released in Guatemala

Turtle Love

  In many locations around the world this is Christmas week, and yesterday was the second day of Christmas.  According to a popular song, The Twelve Days of Christmas, the gift given for this day is two turtle doves.   For day one, the gift is a partridge in a pear tree. I was recently given […]

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Rescue Me

Tegucigalpa, Honduras 2011 Crying out loudly, the scarlet macaw called to those who might rescue her. A man, apparently inebriated, was dragging her down the street by her feet and tail feathers “Voy a matarlo!” “I am going to kill it,” the man raged.  Losing feathers and skin, the situation seemed  hopeless, for the man’s […]

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Liberation of Macaws Continues in Honduras

  Just last week I reported how there are more rainbow birds flying in Mexico with 100% of all birds in two releases still surviving.  Now I am pleased to let you know that there have now been multiple releases of scarlet macaws in the remote area of Moskitia, Honduras and they too have had great success. […]

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National Bird Day 2013

National Bird Day 2013

Question:  What do you give a parrot who does not have even the basics of what they need to flourish? Answer:   A loving human being to adopt them and to bless their lives. In so doing, the humans that rescue and adopt birds are blessed with the tremendous gift of helping, caring, and loving.   […]

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Belize Wildlife and Referral Clinic

Belize Wildlife and Referral Clinic – You can help build it, and they will come!

When I was in Belize in September I was the guest of the Belize Wildlife Conservation Network. I was able to work with them largely through the vision of Dr. Isabelle Paquet-Durand. While visiting with her she told me of her plans to build the Belize Wildlife and Referral Clinic. She explained that for not […]

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Confiscated Conures In Honduras – An Update

I recently saw “Rio” for the second time and was moved once again with the movie. What struck me this time was the scene showing the clinical hospital of the macaw conservation project. The hospitalized birds were originally wild birds that had been taken from their flocks and families by poachers.  During the inhumane capture […]

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