In the late 1800s, U.S. naturalist John Muir said, “We love only what we know and we will preserve only what we love.”
Muir’s words hold true for birds of the tropics. We have found that each encounter a person has with these beautiful and intelligent creatures results in a profound and lasting impression, and encourages interest in preservation. At Macaw Mountain where most of our birds are rescued and/or unable to live in the wild, they still have a powerful effect upon us and still have important lessons to teach us.
Because many tropical birds are endangered, close to extinction, or have limited habitats due to the encroachment of farming and/or logging of the tropical forests, we are committed to providing encounters, lasting impressions and educational materials to work toward healthy populations of tropical birds in their natural environment.