Parrot biologist Norlan Zambrana Morales climbing parrot nest trees

Climbing for Conservation Success

On a twin volcano island in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, are a group of biologists supported by Lafeber Conservation who seek to cherish, study, and protect their parrots. Here is the latest update as the numbers of active nests they have discovered, and are protecting, is steadily climbing, as are they.

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Roseatte spoonbill on Bird Island, Nicaragua

Islands of Hope

These islands in Lake Cocibolca are wonderful places to visit. You can see so many parrots, as well as other kinds of birds. Your eco-tourist dollars will go a long way in supporting the conservationists of these islands so they can protect their birds. Consider a trip soon to give the people there hope, and to grow hope in your own homeland.

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Parrot counting site on Ometepe Island, Nicaragua

The Loros of Ometepe – Spring Count 2014

We finished our first biannual Amazon parrot count of Ometepe Island – 873 yellow-naped and red-lored Amazons. This seems like enough birds for a sustainable population, but it is too early to tell what threats they may face. Come help us out while enjoying the beauty of this island!

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One Earth Conservation and Ministry wrist bands

Banding Together For Parrot Conservation in Central America

There are many ways that we can help parrot conservation around the world. One way is to share our stories of how we care for birds, and also to be informed about conservation, such as reading this blog. We can also show our support and solidarity with those working on the front lines by wearing wrist bands, which lets every one know that they are not alone in their hope for the good life for these precious birds.

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Neotropic cormorant on Rio San Juan

People and Parrots By the Water: Nicaragua

Come visit Nicaragua and the people and parrots there by reading all about them in this blog and in future ones. I am just now returning from an 11 day conservation trip there and the leaving is such sweet sorrow, mostly because the people and parrots there are wonderful and I will miss them.

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Loras Locas

Loras Locas (Crazy Parrots)

During my recent parrot conservation trip to Nicaragua I was amused, amazed, and perplexed while observing the behavior of loras.  Loras, in Nicaragua, generally refers to parrots, of which there are several species on the island of Ometepe. While situated in spots for counting the four species of amazon parrots (Yellow-naped, Red-lored, White-fronted, and Mealy) […]

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Going to Nicaragua

Going to Nicaragua!

After a couple of years of me attempting to work with macaw conservationists in Nicaragua, we are finally making it happen! Thanks to all my colleagues and partners for contributing to this conservation trip!   I leave Thursday, October 24th to arrive in Managua, our base of operations.  From there we will travel to various […]

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