A Day with Projeto Arara Azul!!
Trip Start Jul 06, 2007
37Trip End Aug 06, 2007
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As we drove from one nest to another, the parents would fly off angrily and squawk their heads off complaining as the team took turns climbing the tree to see if there were eggs
After the dayīs work, we returned to the Arara Azul office and Julianne showed us the usual slide show they show normal tourists but we had missed because we werenīt on the normal tour. It tellas about the Hyacinth Macaw, the Project and what we can do to help. Donīt buy illegally imported birds stolen from the wild. Donīt buy products made with feathers from Macaws and Parrots as the birds are either killed to get the feathers or so badly injured, they die anyway. They have a gift shop which helps support the project bu unfortunately they donīt take credit cards (I wish I had known that before) so I bought just a few small things as much as I could
They currently have an injured Female Hy they named Kris. She was rescued from certain death as a caiman (alligator) and caught her by the tail when she was either drinking or bathing in the lake. Thank God a cowboy was nearby and rescued her ande brought her to the project to be rehabilitated. She had lost her tail and couldnīt fly or eat. Now she is almost ready to be released back to the wild but she still needs to be able to crack the Acuri nuts by herself. I wanted to give her a big hug but they donīt encourage showing affection to Macaws that need to be released to the wild and they donīt want them friendly to humans. I did get to scratch her head a bit while one of the volunteers held her.
We rejoined the other tourists for dinnner but they didnīt see half of what we did, I was so happy we went! After dinner there was a slide show about the Caiman resort which was very interesting.