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My Last Week At The Ara Project In Costa Rica

I can’t believe it’s come to an end, 6 weeks has gone so fast! I’ve had a couple of homesick moments, more than a few ‘if insects don’t stop biting me I’m going to lose my mind’ moments, but mostly I’ve been incredibly happy, inspired, fulfilled and had the time of my life! In Costa […]

My Personal Contributions To The Ara Project, Punta Islita

I’ve now been here for 4 weeks and I’m thrilled to report that I’ve been able to contribute to some exciting developments here! Before arriving, I was particularly hopeful that I could put my bird training experience to some use and I am now in the process of doing just that; I have put together […]

Settling Into Work At The Ara Project In Costa Rica

I’ve now been volunteering with the Ara Project for two weeks and it’s already the experience of a lifetime! The Punta Islita Site The Punta Islita site is home to around 150 Macaws in total; around two thirds are Scarlets and the rest are the critically endangered Great Green Macaws. The centre is split into four areas […]

Heather Scott’s Trip Of A Lifetime Volunteering With Parrots In Costa Rica

Heather’s Background 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. Heather has kindly written this blog for us, talking about what she’ll be doing on […]