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Stephen & Judy Shelasky

Arenal Volcano National Park, Alajuela, Costa Rica


At a rest stop in interior Costa Rica, we first heard a commotion in the tree overhead. Upon closer inspection we spotted these two Scarlet Macaws chattering and and jumping around. Luckily, I was able to get off several shots of these most interesting and magnificent birds.

Scarlet Macaws

Scarlet Macaws

3 replies on “Scarlet Macaws”

Robyn Bailey says:

I have seen these birds in Costa Rica, too! They are so beautiful and majestic flying across the open sky, or perched in a palm tree eating fruits. They just belong in that place, don’t they?

Beautiful birds indeed. Well captured, and they do belong where they are, in the wild and not in a home where the owners will tire of caring for them. Here in Portland, Oregon is a refuge for Parrots and Macaws whose owners discarded them due to not enough time, or by their absence and upon their returning the birds plucked their feathers and continued to do so in their mistrust. Very Sad…

Eric Lockhart says:

They were everywhere in the Oca Peninsula when we visited in 2016. We stayed near Puerto Jimenez and the Corcovado National Park. Loved watching them.
We didn’t get to see them last summer near the Arenal Volcano or near Tamarindo. The best area is the Oca Peninsula for sure.

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