Fundación ProAves – por la conservación en el país de las aves

Adopt a nest box

24 March, 2009


If you want to help to avoid the extinction of three species of parrots in Colombia you can do it through the program Adopt a nest box, by sponsoring the construction and installation of an artificial nest and its monitoring and maintenance during a year.

This program is the result from seven years of research carried out by Fundacion ProAves with the threatened parrots of Colombia, during which we discovered that logging of mature trees for timber in the Andes of Colombia has removed many of the natural nest cavities that are so vital for parrots to nest each year.

So, with the help of Loro Parque Fundación, American Bird Conservancy and International Conure Association, we launched a nest box program in 2003. We were immediately astounded that sometimes within just hours of installing boxes, pairs started nesting in them, showing just how desperate the birds were for somewhere to nest! Importantly, pairs nesting in our boxes were far more successfully at raising all their chicks to fledging than the few pairs nesting in natural cavities.

To make your donation for US$85 or £45, you can click here, complete a simple form and select which species you wish to help save: Santa Marta Parakeet (Endangered), Fuertes’s Parrot (Critically Endangered), or Yellow-eared Parrot (Critically Endangered).

(Ognorhynchus icterotis), (Pyrrhura calliptera) and (Pyrrhura viridicata).