The scarlet macaw (Ara macao) is a large, red, yellow and blue South American parrot, a member of a large group of Neotropical parrots called macaws. It is native to humid evergreen forests of tropical South America. Range extends from extreme south-eastern Mexico to Amazonian Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela and Brazil in lowlands up to 500 m (1,640 ft) (at least formerly) up to 1,000 m (3,281 ft). It has suffered from local extinction through habitat destruction and capture for the parrot trade, but locally it remains fairly common. Formerly it ranged north to southern Tamaulipas. It can still be found on the island of Coiba. It is the national bird of Honduras.



Scarlet Macaw
Date Location Count
2020-02-13 06:06Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge4
2020-02-24 07:00Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary--access road2
2020-02-21 09:53Cockscomb Basin W.S.--Tiger Fern Trail26
2020-02-03 16:17Cockscomb Basin W.S.--Tinamou Loop30
2020-02-25 08:17Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary2
2020-02-21 08:45Cockscomb Basin W.S.--Visitor Centre24
2020-02-25 06:59Cockscomb Basin W.S.--River Path2
2020-02-25 08:00Cockscomb Basin W.S.--Warrie Loop4
2020-02-06 10:00Guacamallo Bridge (over Macal River)2
2020-02-22 07:30Red Bank village and trails8
2020-02-22 11:00Swasey River--south of Red Bank31
2020-02-06 10:35Caracol National Monument4
2020-02-17 16:02PN Laguna del Tigre--sibal/campamento IDAEH3
2020-02-20 06:01Hotel Quinta Chanabnal2
2020-02-24 09:15Ecoparque Aluxes2
2020-02-20 09:58Camino a Hoteles Paraiso Inn - El Colombre2
2020-02-22 07:31Chan-Kah Resort Village1
2020-02-23 07:08Zona Arqueológica Palenque--Sendero Motiepá (antes Senda Templo Olvidado y Cascada Trail)2
2020-02-21 09:00Zona Arqueológica Palenque2
2020-01-30 12:48Hotel Ecolodge Ara Macao Las Guacamayas2
2020-01-29 07:20Reserva de La Biosfera Montes Azules--Rio Tzendales9
2020-02-20 08:00Copan Ruinas (sitio arqueológico)15
2020-02-21 06:20Hacienda San Lucas, Sitio Arq. Los Sapos y caminata comunidad La Pintada2
2020-01-31 14:00Reserva de la Biosfera Los Tuxtlas--Reserva Ecológica Nanciyaga14
2020-02-26 08:35Palermo--Camino Km 41
2020-02-08 11:26Reserva Luriza1
2020-02-24 09:30National Aviary of Colombia2
2020-02-24 05:30Tortuguero--Caño Palma8
2020-02-25 06:15Tortuguero--Playa Norte1
2020-02-27 05:40Tortuguero--San Francisco de Tortuguero14
2020-02-16 05:58Laguna Lagarto Lodge1
2020-02-04 20:08Maquenque Eco-Lodge1
2020-02-21 06:48SFF Los Colorados9
2020-02-08 14:00Puerto Viejo Sarapiqui2
2020-02-17 19:51Hotel Ara ambigua
2020-02-25 16:00Comandancia de Sarapiquí Road3
2020-02-04 16:33La Selva (OTS Reserve)--Road to Puerto Viejo River3
2020-02-22 07:58Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat2
2020-02-23 10:00Selva Verde Lodge4
2020-01-31 12:50Canaan Farm5
2020-02-26 06:56La Selva (OTS Reserve)1
2020-02-25 07:26Tirimbina Rainforest Center2
2020-02-23 16:51Hotel Sueno Azul Resort1
2020-02-23 07:11Hacienda Pozo Azul1
2020-01-30 05:45PN Palo Verde2
2020-02-27 09:04PN Palo Verde--Bosque ripario Río Bebedero2
2020-02-19 08:56PN Palo Verde--OTS Station and marsh2
2020-01-30 08:32PN Palo Verde--Puerto Chamorro5
2020-01-30 16:56Rancho Humo2
2020-02-22 15:05Ensenada Lodge5
2020-02-01 09:00JW Marriott and Hacienda Pinilla vicinity2
2020-02-20 06:14Turubari Park4
2020-02-26 17:06Guacimo Road2
2020-02-23 10:16Playa Tivives3
2020-02-07 16:10BajaMar6
2020-02-13 14:46Cerro Lodge entrance road2
2020-02-15 11:30Guacalillo--Peñón8
2020-02-17 13:07Ponds north of Rio Tarcoles Bridge2
2020-02-27 14:19Cerro Lodge5
2020-02-08 16:00Playa Guacalillo2
2020-02-27 10:32PN Carara--Puente Río Tárcoles1
2020-02-26 08:52PN Carara--Sendero La Meandrica8
2020-02-25 14:47Road below Cerro Lodge4
2020-02-08 09:45PN Carara (Localidad General)--historical please use other hotspots2
2020-02-20 15:25Río Tarcoles--mangroves1
2020-02-26 08:18PN Carara--main headquarters5
2020-02-27 07:41Tárcoles--Tour en Bote5
2020-02-09 09:00Tárcoles--parche de mangle en la desembocadura3
2020-02-26 14:30PN Carara--Sendero Quebrada Bonita8
2020-02-01 14:58Tárcoles--desembocadura5
2020-02-26 08:00Tárcoles--Playa Azul
2020-02-02 09:33P.N. La Cangreja--Ruta Alto Concepción10
2020-02-14 10:30Road from Villa Lapas to Pura Vida Waterfall Gardens4
2020-02-25 08:15Tárcoles--localidad general5
2020-02-18 06:02Tárcoles--humedal por Hotel Carara4
2020-02-26 06:09Villa Lapas3
2020-02-15 15:40Paquera--Camino a la Nicoyana8
2020-02-19 08:46P.N. La Cangreja--Puesto Santa Rosa1
2020-02-17 12:51Tárcoles--playa2
2020-02-26 06:07Macaw Lodge4
2020-02-01 16:04P.N. La Cangreja--Sendero Plinia (Sector Mastatal)3
2020-02-02 05:41Mastatal15
2020-02-20 15:41Playa Agujas2
2020-02-07 07:00Curu Wildlife Reserve2
2020-02-24 06:30Punta Leona Resort--forest reserve17
2020-02-23 08:17Rainforest Adventures - Jacó2
2020-02-19 08:39Playa Carrillo
2020-02-24 05:39Jacó--Humedales Quebrada Bonita2
2020-02-04 14:46Playa Tambor8
2020-02-05 09:49Esquipulas (town)2
2020-02-09 07:35Jacó--Localidad general15
2020-02-15 05:45Río Panica 12
2020-02-23 06:07Tambor Tropical Resort6
2020-02-22 14:45Jacó--Playa2
2020-02-07 12:36Tango Mar Hotel - Nicoya2
2020-02-15 15:54Rio Parrita, frente a camaronera1
2020-02-04 19:25Manglares Damas2
2020-02-26 05:58Playa Esterillos (Oeste)3
2020-02-26 15:17Quepos2
2020-02-26 21:32Manuel Antonio -- Jungle Creek Villas2
2020-01-31 09:07Si Como No Hotel3
2020-02-21 05:45Manuel Antonio--Road to Parador hotel8
2020-02-22 08:16Hotel Costa Verde2
2020-02-25 16:24PN Manuel Antonio2
2020-02-15 06:16Hacienda Baru1
2020-02-01 11:04Rio Baru--river mouth2
2020-01-31 12:51PN Marino Ballena--Playa Uvita2
2020-02-07 06:00La Cusinga Lodge (Uvita)2
2020-02-18 06:17Hotel Cristal Ballena2
2020-02-09 06:30Sierpe--Finca 6 archaeological site (Museo Nacional)2
2020-02-21 06:00Sierpe--Canal estero azul5
2020-02-18 14:17Sierpe (town)1
2020-02-03 15:00Laguna de Sierpe2
2020-02-23 08:14Rio Sierpe--Mangrove Boat Tour10
2020-02-21 07:52Sierpe River3
2020-02-07 06:30Esquinas River6
2020-02-05 06:30Esquinas Rainforest Lodge12
2020-02-05 13:30Golfito2
2020-02-20 06:09Rio Rincón bridge & environs3
2020-02-16 05:39Drake Bay--Pirate Cove8
2020-02-08 17:16La Palma10
2020-02-26 15:48Drake Bay Wilderness Resort10
2020-02-27 05:34Drake Bay--La Paloma Lodge2
2020-02-17 05:46Drake Bay--Las Caletas Lodge2
2020-02-27 05:52Drake Bay--Agujitas and environs2
2020-02-19 16:22La Palma--Playa Blanca9
2020-02-24 16:30Drake Bay--Hiking Trail1
2020-02-06 06:30Tamandua Biological Station2
2020-02-22 08:41Danta Corcovado Lodge2
2020-02-01 10:53Rio Coto Colorado estuary and mangroves2
2020-02-24 05:43PN Corcovado--Los Planes6
2020-02-13 10:04Playa Sandálo (Osa)7
2020-02-17 07:10Estación Biológica Campanario1
2020-02-04 08:09Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge7
2020-02-10 14:34La Tarde Wildlife Area7
2020-02-15 15:30Puerto Jiménez--Mudflats4
2020-02-23 13:00Puerto Jimenez mangroves8
2020-02-10 14:55Playa Puntarenitas2
2020-02-12 15:27Puerto Jimenez--Airport area4
2020-02-23 15:30Puerto Jiménez4
2020-02-26 07:11PN Corcovado--San Pedrillo9
2020-02-16 09:05PN Corcovado--Los Patos4
2020-02-18 06:00Iguana Lodge (Osa)8
2020-01-28 22:14Puerto Jimenez--Laguna Santi3
2020-02-16 06:00Dos Brazos4
2020-02-24 16:23Querevalo1
2020-02-15 05:30Bolita Rainforest Hostel12
2020-02-23 15:58PN Corcovado (Localidad general)3
2020-02-15 06:00Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge3
2020-01-31 06:00Finca Estrella, Cuervito de Pavones3
2020-02-16 06:00Playa Pavones
2020-02-25 07:47PN Corcovado--Sector Sirena1
2020-02-26 06:00PN Corcovado--Río Sirena2
2020-02-26 06:03Carbonera Agricultural Fields (near Escuela Carbonera)6
2020-02-26 09:35Shady Lane4
2020-02-24 15:57Finca Exótica EcoLodge6
2020-02-11 17:30Corcovado Lodge Tent Camp12
2020-02-24 07:02PN Corcovado--La Leona station8
2020-02-11 13:35Laguna Peje Perrito1
2020-02-25 09:31PN Corcovado--La Leona to Sirena trail16
2020-02-18 08:52Lapa Rios--Hwy 245 forest (below lodge)4
2020-02-09 09:59Lapa Rios -- Osa Trail4
2020-02-25 06:06Lapa Rios -- Observation Deck/ Pool Area2
2020-02-23 06:00Lapa Rios4
2020-02-20 05:48Osa Verde Farm & Lodge Road3
2020-02-24 07:40Casa Bambu1
2020-02-21 05:45Osa Biodiversity Center (Piro Biological Station)5
2020-02-14 06:46Osa Verde Lodge5
2020-02-07 10:05Lapa Rios--Medicine Trail3
2020-01-30 13:09Playa Matapalo5
2020-02-27 06:25El Remanso Eco Lodge & Resort2
2020-02-18 05:44Tiskita Jungle Lodge3
2020-02-22 13:00Bosque del Cabo (Osa)2
2020-02-08 13:30PN Coiba--Cabañas2
2020-01-30Parque Nacional Coiba2
2020-02-13 09:56PN Coiba--Sendero Los Monos1
2020-02-12 06:08Hato Masaguaral (propiedad privada)2
2020-02-10 17:51Hato Masaguaral (propiedad privada)--Sector este2
2020-02-24 08:59Hato La Aurora--Ecolodge Juan Solito2
2020-02-03 05:41Reservas de Altagracia--Ecolodge Buenaventura2
2020-02-26 06:30Rio Inírida--Matraca (Várzea)9
2020-02-25 15:40Comunidad Sabanitas16
2020-02-25 05:55Comunidad Sabanitas--Sendero Sabanitas4
2020-02-12 11:08Río Inírida--Inírida7
2020-02-26 15:35Caño Cunubén6
2020-02-24 16:12Caño Culebra Trail4
2020-02-07 06:37Vereda La Minga3
2020-01-29 05:37PNN Serrania de la Macarenia--Laguna El Silencio2
2020-02-14 05:50PNN Serrania de la Macarenia--Bocanas Laguna El Silencio2
2020-02-04 16:10Cerro Urania4
2020-02-07 05:45Senda Mitù Cachivera1
2020-02-06 06:00Senda Bocatoma (Pipeline Trail)1
2020-01-30 14:05Camino Santa Cruz y Sendas1
2020-02-19 06:43Nicky Amazon Lodge
2020-02-20 16:00Iwokrama River Lodge1
2020-02-19 06:12Atta Lodge / Iwokrama Canopy Walkway5
2020-02-18 05:59Sani Lodge4
2020-02-07 06:24Sacha Lodge2
2020-02-12 07:00Sacha Lodge--Kapok Tower2
2020-02-07 03:44La Selva Lodge2
2020-02-14 06:45Napo Wildlife Center--canopy tower & vicinity2
2020-02-21 08:49Napo Wildlife Center--river docks4
2020-02-06 13:07PN Yasuní--Sendero Manakin (Manakin Trail)2
2020-02-08 08:27PN Yasuní--saladeros/parrot clay licks (general area, SOUTH BANK of Río Napo)4
2020-02-21 08:40PN Yasuní--saladero/parrot lick #24
2020-02-25 08:26Mandaripanga3
2020-02-08 09:05Yasuni Biological Research Station2
2020-02-19 08:16Tambococha1
2020-02-12 09:06ExplorNapo Lodge2
2020-02-09 10:36RNR Trésor1
2020-02-26 09:05Explorama Lodge2
2020-02-13 08:49Circuit des monts la fumée--point-de-vue2
2020-02-12 16:42Saül (ville et zone générale)1
2020-02-17 06:42Rio Amazonas--Puerto Narino1
2020-02-11 17:17Laguna Tarapoto2
2020-02-18 18:00RN Tanimboca (Puerto Nariño)2
2020-02-22 09:27Lago Piranha2
2020-02-10 07:42Rio Yarapa8
2020-02-24 16:24Reserva Marasha1
2020-01-29 06:00Manaus--Torre ZF-2 (INPA)2
2020-02-22 08:48Residencial Alphaville2
2020-02-26 06:24MUSA--Torre de Observação2
2020-02-12 06:00Manu Birding Lodge2
2020-02-27 10:47Inkaterra Estación Posada Caimán2
2020-02-19 06:18Canopy Inkaterra2
2020-02-02 06:15Estación Biológica Villa Carmen2
2020-02-13 06:16Lago Sandoval2
2020-02-14 05:55Chuncho Lodge1
2020-02-10 08:08RN Tambopata--Collpa Chuncho
2020-02-18 15:29Tambopata Research Center22
2020-02-25 07:18RN Tambopata--Collpa Colorado15
2020-02-06 05:36RN Tambopata--Estanque de Peces16
2020-02-16 09:50Cristalino Lodge--Torre 12
2020-02-15 17:09Rio Cristalino--general area and historical lists3
2020-02-13 06:08Cristalino Lodge--Torre 2 and trail2
2020-02-19 16:11Alta Floresta--Fazenda Anacã2
2020-02-11 15:49Alta Floresta--Floresta Amazonica Hotel2