Each year, donations from bird clubs, bird owners, and other concerned individuals make up a significant proportion of the budget of The Macaw Society. We encourage you to support our work through a tax-deductible contribution. You can make an online donation through the Texas A&M Foundation. Please click on the “Give Now” button below and follow the instructions.


The project also accepts tax-deductible donations of items, including:

  • Laptop computers and GPS divices
  • New rock or tree climbing gear
  • Field gear such as tents, camping gear, camping chairs, etc.

You may also mail your check to:

Donald J. Brightsmith, Ph.D.
Schubot Center for Avian Health
Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
4467 TAMU | Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843

Make checks payable to the “Texas A&M Foundation.” Include the following on the memo line of the check: “to support Macaw Research in the Brightsmith Lab”.

If you would like a receipt for tax purposes, please provide your address, phone number, and e-mail and the Texas A&M Foundation will mail your receipt directly to you.

For more information please contact the project’s director, Dr. Donald J. Brightsmith, via e-mail at

Thank you for your support to do macaw research and conservation!