Uvita:Scarlet Macaws in Marino Ballena National Park Parrots

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The Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) is an endangered species. Our guided hiking tour last 3 hours , with the help of an expert guide you can get to see scarlet macaws, sloths, toucans, birds and iguanas.


  • Scarlet Macaw Birding Experience in Costa Rica
  • With extremely powerful beaks, the Scarlet macaw can easily crush nuts to eat
  • Scarlet macaws are one of the most intelligent bird species
  • Macaws are the largest parrots in the world
  • Nuts, leaves and seeds from the rainforest make up the scarlet macaw’s diet


Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao, Psittaciformes: Psittacidae) The Scarlet Macaw, an iconic Psittacine of the Neotropics, once ranged from Mexico to Bolivia. As with most macaws, the Scarlet Macaw’s range is now fragmented and reduced due to habitat destruction and intense poaching for the pet trade. Ideal Scarlet Macaw nesting cavities are found in stable living trees, located as far from the ground as possible, and in close proximity to potential guardians. Low cavities are most susceptible to poaching and/or arboreal threats such as the Black Iguana (Ctenosaura similes), the common opossum, (Didelphis marsupialis), and monkey vandalism. The Scarlet Macaw has been used effectively as a flagship species to promote conservation and environmental education in Costa Rica. One of the most brilliantly beautiful tropical birds is definitely the Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao). Its loud, raucous squawks carry for miles, so usually you hear them before you see them. When you do sight a Scarlet Macaw in the wild, they are breathtaking – fire engine red bodies with sunshine yellow and royal blue wing feathers tinged with a bit of green, and a distinct stark white patch around both eyes. In Costa Rica, they live in dry, moist, and wet tropical lowland forests along the Pacific Coast where large mature trees provide nesting and food of nuts, fruits and flowers. Scarlet Macaw Tour in Uvita It’s an outdoor hiking tour through the rain forest with the help of a naturalistic guide to look for the sloths in the wild. We’ll be finding an average of two to five sloths in the area. We have about 2 miles trails with a rich biodiversity so we also be able to appreciate some birds, frogs, insects and other wildlife around. Perfect for birders or adventure seekers this tour will take you with our guide on a scenic 2 mile hike through a bio-diverse rain forest in Uvita to the nesting area of the majestic scarlet macaws. Where you will be able to see from 5-15 birds flocking in their majestic hues. Our guides are skilled nature lovers and will also show you distinct flora and fauna along the way.


Informative talk about Scarlet Macaws Donation to Macaws Research Project 3 hrs exploring experience Water or Coconut Water Biologist expedition leader Travel insurance Full Assistance

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  • Phone. +50686172668 WhatsApp We meet at the Park Entrance - Please contact us through WhatsApp, in case you have questions. Every time you book an experience or before please get in touch and get more info via email or phone.

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