After about ten minutes later, Erin spotted the female's head sticking out of the cavity entrance.
Not wanting to disturb them further, we made our way back to camp by early evening. Kristi and Ernesto had spotted another pair in the area nearby.
Isolated and under threat, Scarlet Macaws are struggling to persist in the northern extent of its range. The Belizean population is suffering from persistent nest poaching. Poaching peaked in 2011 at 89%. In collaboration with FCD, we reduced the poaching to 30% in 2012. In 2013, we are stepping up the effort to put a stop to this practice! Let us know if you want to get involved!