The Macaw Society operates in Peru and in Costa Rica.

Peru | Tambopata

Mainly in the tropical lowland rainforests of Peru. Our headquarters are located on the Tambopata River in the Department of Madre de Dios in the southeastern corner of the country. 

We currently work in partnership with the national parks service of Peru (SERNANP) and AIDER, a local conservation NGO and operate from the Malinowski Biological Station right at the entrance of the Tambopata National Reserve.

We travel by boat along the Tambopata river to monitor two of the world’s largest clay licks: Colpa Colorado and Colpa Chuncho as well as the 50 natural and artificial macaw nests and the plant phenology plots we study.

Costa Rica | Bosque Escondido

Our headquarters are in southeastern corner of the Nicoya Peninsula at “Bosque Escondido” (the hidden forest).

Bosque Escondido Wildlife Refuge is 18 hectares of a private nature reserve. It is a very well-preserved path of second growth dry tropical forest that is one of the two release sites owned and operated by Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center. It is located around 130 miles by road from the Santamaria International airport in San Jose or 80 miles from the Liberia International airport in Guanacaste. The closest city is called Jicaral and the closest town is called Pilas de Canjel. It is a small town with approx. 350 families.

Main entrance of Bosque Escondido Wildlife Refuge. Photo Credits: Loic De Leeuw