Las Guacamayas

Although seen in five Mexican states before, nowadays it is only in the south of Mexico where Scarlet Macaws – or guacamayas – are seen.
They come to Reforma Agraria community where the inhabitants have been building nests for them for around 30 years. This time of the year is nesting season.
There are around 30 man made nests around. Now being used by guacamayas, loros or parrots, and lechuzas or owls. Each nest is 120cms high and weights around 150kgs which means two horses have to help in the task of raising them 30 meters into the tree.
Seeing a pair of them fly over the tree tops is an amazing sight.


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