Lear's Macaw in the wild

The origin of the Lear's Macaw (Anodorhynchus leari) discovered. A letter from Prof. Helmut SICK

Published in "Gefiederte Welt (Issue 9/79).

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Discovery of the home of the Indigo Macaw in Brazil, with notes on field identification of

By Helmut SICK and Dante Martins TEXEIRA. Published in "American Birds" in March 1980, Vol. 34, No. 2 pp118-19, 212.

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About the blue macaws, especially the Lear's Macaw

By Helmut SICK, Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Published in Conservation of New World Parrots (Pages 440-443), the Proceedings of the ICBP Parrot Working Group Meeting in St. Lucia, 1980.

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Extract on Lear's Macaw from the The Current Distribution and Status of Mainland Neotropical Parrots

by Robert S. RIDGELY published in Conservation of New World Parrots(Pages 240-1), the Proceedings of the ICBP Parrot Working Group Meeting on St. Lucia in 1980.

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Field observations on the Indigo Macaw (Anodorhynchus leari), a highly endangered species from northeastern Brazil

by Carlos YAMASHITA. Published in the Wilson Bulletin ( 99(2) 1987 pp. 280-2)

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The Quest for the Blue Bird - An interview with Professor Helmut Sick

by Roland SEITRE. Published in Terre Sauvage, April, 1990.

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The Lear's Macaw (Anodorhynchus leari)

by Roland SEITRE. Published in Papageien 5/92 September/October.

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Entry on the Lear's Macaw in Threatened Birds of the Americas

by N.J.COLLAR, L.P GONZAGA, N.KRABBE, A.Madroño NIETO, L.G. NARANJO, T.A.PARKER III and D.C.WEGE. Published at the end of 1992 by the Smithsonian Institution Press of Washington and London in cooperation with the International Council for Bird Preservation, Cambridge, U.K.

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The Lear's Macaw - A new parrot drama?

by Thomas ARNDT. Published in WP-magazine, Germany Issue 4/95 (October/November/December)

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An unforgettable experience with Lear's Macaws at Toca Velha

by Tony PITTMAN. Published in the Parrot Society Magazine, January 1999, Vol. XXXIII, Pages 3-7.

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The Lear's Macaw. A booklet with essential information and project proposals

Produced by the Committee for the Recovery and Management of the Lear's Macaw. Edited by Ninian RICHARDSON and published in 1999 by UVPACK Editora.

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Journey to the Raso da Catarina, Brazil

A travel report by Karin and Heinz LAMBERT, Schafflund, Germany. Published in the January 2002 issue of Papageien and translated by Tony Pittman, editor and publisher of the Blue Macaws website

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The future's bright, the future's blue. The Lear's Macaw and its conservation

A report by Sam WILLIAMS published in Parrots in February 2002 (Issue 61, Pages 24-33)

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Project Report on compensation for damage to corn plantings - 2013

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Project for indemnification for damage to corn plantings by Lear’s macaws (2014)

Sub-project of evaluation of damages and estimates of harm done to the corn fields

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Project for indemnification for damage to corn plantings by Lear’s macaws (2015)

Sub-project of evaluation of damages and estimates of harm done to the corn fields

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Project for indemnification for damage to corn plantings by Lear’s macaws (2017)

I have just received the report for 2017 for the corn replacement project in Bahia. It is attached in PDF format. The team has been very busy following the drought period in 2016.

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Lear's Macaw - Conflict or Compensation

This is an article, which appeared this month (January 2019) in Parrots magazine. I should like to thank David Waugh and Parrots magazine for allowing me to place it on the Blue Macaws website.   

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Breeding performance in the wild by Lear's Macaws

A researched paper entitled " Breeding to non-breeding population ratio and breeding performance of the globally endangered Lear's Macaw (Anodorhynchus leari); conservation and monitoring implications\" was published by Bird Conservation International in February 2014.  This highlighted the high performance of Lear's macaws in the wild in reproduction compared to other macaw species. I find this really interesting as Lear's macaws have proven to be quite prolific in breeding in captivity, e.g at Loro Parque in Tenerife. I was sent this paper recently by Acadaemia 

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Loro Parque Foundation reintroduces six Lears macaws into the wild

This is the report mentioned on the News page published in February 2018 on the Loro Parque blog page.

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  • Thursday 7th November 2019
    Loro Parque Foundation has reintroduced six Lear’s into the wild in Brazil

    I read a report on the blog page of the Loro Parque Foundation published in February 2018 that they sent six Lears bred in Loro Parque in Tenerife to Brazil in August 2017 to be reintroduced into the wild there. They have managed to adapt to ... Read More »

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 " Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret "

( If you drive out nature with a pitchfork, she will soon find a way back)

Horace (65-8 BC)