Spectacular view of Scarlet macaw in flight
Areas such as Bladen Nature Reserve and Maya Mountain North Forest Reserve, both co-managed by Ya’axché, are important to these big, red birds. It is not unusual to see Scarlet Macaws in flocks or to hear a ruckus when they are feeding on fruits, nuts and seeds.Scarlet macaws travel to feed on polewood, wild coffee and other plants on the eastern Maya Mountains. Scarlet macaws are monogamous birds – an individual remains with one partner throughout its life.
Thousands of tourist come to Belize to see these stunning and elegant birds. Our rangers are doing their part in protecting the homes and feeding grounds of scarlet macaws.
Photograph courtesy U.S. Embassy Belize
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