Thursday, 23 June 2016

Fourth Release of the Scarlet Macaw in Copán Ruinas

If you happen to be in the Copán area, save the date! On June 26th, the fourth release of the scarlet macaw will take place in the Archaeological Park Copán (Honduras). No less than 8 macaws, that are currently residing in a corral on site to get accustomed to the new surroundings, will be released into the wild. The birds will probably stay with the flock of other macaws on the grounds of the archaeological park, but are free to fly all over the valley. There is nothing more spectacular than seeing a flock of noisy macaws flying over the ancient Maya structures of Copán, many of them dedicated to K’inich Yax K’uk Mo’, the founder of the Copán royal dynasty, often represented by the scarlet macaw which was a sacred bird to the Maya.
The release starts at 8.30am. Entrance fee to the Archaeological Park Copán: $15.

This event is organized by Macaw Mountain Bird Park, Instituto Hondureño de Antropología e História, World Parrot Trust, Asociación Copán Honduras and the Copan Maya Foundation.