Blue-throated Macaw Nestcam
This large species of parrot from Bolivia is Critically Endangered and Paradise Park, Cornwall, UK, home of the World Parrot Trust charity, has been breeding them in captivity for several years.
The charity has been working with the wild population for more than ten years, making important discoveries about the macaw’s habitat, nesting ecology and issues limiting its recovery. The project has developed into a complex conservation programme, including nest protection, supplementary feeding and working with local stakeholders to determine long-term land management.
Six young macaws bred at Paradise Park travelled to Bolivia in February 2013, the first to join the World Parrot Trust’s captive breeding and release programme. This will ensure a rapid and healthy recovery of the species and will take place in a protected area with the approval of the Bolivian government.
This webcam is showing you inside a nest box at Paradise Park.