Blue and Gold Macaws Returned
The Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust released 10 Blue & Gold Macaws into their natural home, the Nariva Wetlands, to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Trust. These endangered wetland birds were bred in Trinidad at the Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust and reared by their macaw parents, as a part of the Trust's continuing and successful breed & release programme.
These magnificent birds have been prepared from hatchings to fully flighted adults, with minimal interaction with people, for this significant day of "freedom" into the Bush Bush Wildlife Sanctuary. This second Trust release was done with the assistance of the Wildlife section of the Forestry Division.
In October 2014, Trust member, La Daana Kanhai, participating in the UWI BioBlitz in the Nariva Wetlands, with her "Botany" group, spotted 8- 10 Blue & Gold Macaws perched on Palm trees in the Bush Bush Wildlife Sanctuary!! Great! Good News