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Celebrate Macaw Day With Us

Thursday, 13th July 2017Written By Northern Parrots

We're celebrating Macaw Day on July 20th. Read about what we have planned for the day and learn more about popular Macaw species.


Scarlet Macaw Fact Sheet

Tuesday, 28th April 2015Written By Rosemary

Rosemary Low takes a look at the Scarlet Macaw in more detail. Find out about their conservation status, suitability as a pet, breeding and loads more.


My Last Week at The Ara Project in Costa Rica

Tuesday, 31st March 2015Written By Heather

Heather Scott's time volunteering with Macaws in Costa Rica is coming to an end. She has absolutely loved her time there, so here is what she will miss and what she hopes the future of the Ara Project is.


My Personal Contributions to the Ara Project, Punta Islita

Friday, 6th March 2015Written By Heather

Heather Scott has been volunteering at the Ara Project in Costa Rica for four weeks now and has been able to contribute to some exciting developments at the centre. Read on to find out what they are.


Settling Into Work at the Ara Project in Costa Rica

Tuesday, 24th February 2015Written By Heather

Heather Scott has been working at the Ara Project in Costa Rica for three weeks now and has kindly taken time out to write this blog for us. She writes about her daily duties, the kinds of Parrots she is caring for and her own personal challenges that she's faced.


Dot Schwarz's Daily Life with Benni the Macaw

Friday, 6th February 2015Written By Dot

Benni Macaw is six months old and has lived with Dot Schwarz`s flock for five months. Here is her second report of the ups and downs in his education and how Benni has been getting on.


Heather Scott's Trip Of A Lifetime Volunteering with Parrots in Costa Rica

Monday, 2nd February 2015Written By Heather

Heather Scott has worked with the Parrots at the Butterfly House in Sheffield for 5 years. On 2nd February 2015 she is going on the adventure of a lifetime to Costa Rica to volunteer with the Parrots at the Ara Project. Here's some more information on what she'll be doing on her trip and where her passion for Parrots began.


My First Macaw

Tuesday, 23rd December 2014Written By Dot

Dorothy Schwarz has been a Parrot owner for most of her life. However, she has never owned a Macaw, until now that is, at the age of over 70 years of age. In her latest blog, she introduces us to her blue and gold Macaw Benni, and shares her diary with us, which details her experiencing training and caring for him in his early days. Don't forget to post your memories of your first Parrot in the comments!


How You Can Support Blue-Throated Macaws in Bolivia

Tuesday, 16th December 2014Written By Northern Parrots

The Bird Endowment Charity are doing some fantastic work in Bolivia to increase the population of Blue-Throated Macaws. Read on to find out more.


Military Macaw Fact Sheet

Tuesday, 5th August 2014Written By Rosemary

Rosemary Low takes a look at the highly intelligent Military Macaw.

Click to read and learn more about how to identify these handsome looking Parrots, their vulnerable status in the wild, their popularity as a pet plus much more.


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