Finding the Scarlet Macaw

Anignazio Makin searches for Scarlet Macaws with Dr. Mark McReynolds

Ranger Anignacio Makin searches for Scarlet Macaws with Mark McReynolds

Written by Nathaniel Miller, Ya’axche Protected Areas Manager

Last Thursday Ya’axche rangers accompanied scarlet macaw researcher Mark McReynolds into Bladen Nature Reserve — the Jewel of Belize — joining him for his transect monitoring.

While the rangers learned more about macaws and research work Mr. McReynolds is doing, they demonstrated their immense local knowledge of bird identification and even taught Mr. McReynolds a few exotic calls.

Mr. McReynolds is studying Macaws all over Belize and doing the country a great service in providing more information on this endangered and understudied bird.

Scarlet Macaws in Red Bank, Belize (photo by Mark McReynolds)

Scarlet Macaws in Red Bank, Belize (photo by Mark McReynolds)

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