ProAves Foundation

Adopt a parrot nest box

Please help prevent the extinction of critically endangered parrot species in Colombia by Adopting a nest box. By sponsoring the construction and installation of an artificial nest and its monitoring and maintenance during a year you will be helping fragile populations successfully raise young.

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This program is the result from seven years of research carried out by ProAves on threatened parrots of Colombia, during which we discovered that logging of mature trees for timber has removed many of the natural nest cavities that are so vital for parrots to nest each year. 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. Select which species you wish to help save from extinction: Santa Marta Parakeet (Endangered), Fuertes’s Parrot (Critically Endangered), Yellow-eared Parrot (Critically Endangered). Each £55 sponsor of a nest box will receive a personalized certificate of adoption by email and a report and acknowledgement on our webpage.

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