Birds Are Wildlife

Blue-Throated Macaws: A Rediscovered Species

On Endangered Species Day, I think of a bold baby bird I met a decade ago

Baby Blue-Throated Macaws Out of the Nextbox (Briefly) to be sexed in Bolivia, April, 2011
Photos taken in April 2011 at a nest box where the local technicians were monitoring a breeding pair of endangered Blue-Throated Macaws: These babies were briefly removed from the nest box so each could donate a sample for DNA/gender testing / Photos by the Author

On Endangered Species Day, I often think about how large the world is and how little we know about it. The critically endangered Blue-Throated Macaw (Ara glaucogularis), found only in Bolivia, is a beautiful…

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