Gabriela Vigo Trauco

Gabriela Vigo Trauco

Tambopata, Peru

Tambopata Macaw Project Coordinator

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Published on Dec 22, 2018

Every end is a new beginning

Every end is a new beginning Today was the end of Parker's stay in our nursery ….but it was also his first day as a wild macaw chick in the amazon rainforest!.After a few uncertain moments in the e...

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Published on Dec 07, 2018

We did it thank to YOU!!

We are happy to announce that we have reached to our fundraising campaign goal. Thank you so much to all of our donors for your generosity. After working so hard for so many years on the study and ...

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Published on Dec 03, 2018

A tale of two nests and one chick

A tale of two nests and one chickSome macaw chicks are destined to die. That was the case ofIndy; born third in the Mandy Lu nest. As all other macaw chicks that hatch thirdin their broods, their p...

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Published on Nov 27, 2018

The spider monkeys celebration

Sunday morning. Our “Nursery team” is starting to feel the exhaustion from having a new hatchling in the house. Feedings every 2 hours around the clock…day and night. What day is today? Liz asked h...

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Published on Nov 24, 2018

The Thanksgiving Gift .

The Thanksgiving Gift.We do not normally celebrate Thanksgiving in Peru. For the macaw assistants, it is just another normal day in the rainforest: wake up early. Climb trees to check on macaw chic...

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Published on Nov 18, 2018

Our first chick of the season...is here!!

Our first chick of the season...is here!!Today, at nine in the morning, our team was ready to go and check on the Mandy Lu nest. It was its "due date". Plastic bucket in hand, hot water bottle and ...

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Published on Nov 13, 2018

One more time, the story begins

One more time, the story beginsOver the past few months, we have slowly started to see the return of Scarlet macaws to the nests around The Tambopata Research Center. Since mid-October, successful ...

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Published on Jan 07, 2018

One last day, one last push!

One last day, one last push!Today is the last day of our campaign.We could not be more thankful to all our supporters; people who helped our project either by spreading the word or by giving a volu...

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Published on Jan 02, 2018

The walking miracle

“Walker” was the first “Third Chick” of the season that we brought home. We did not post about his arrival mainly because we were really worried about him. We took him out of his nest late in the a...

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Thanks to you Peter!. We are truly grateful for your kindness and generosity. We will let you know how our foster chicks are doing. Indy and Parker send their "thank you" as well.
Nov 27, 2018
Refining and improving techniques to increase survival of macaw chicks using foster macaw parents in the wild
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Thanks so much for your support Sheryl! We will keep you posted on how it goes this year for sure :-) Hugs Gaby
Nov 07, 2018
Refining and improving techniques to increase survival of macaw chicks using foster macaw parents in the wild
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Jan 02, 2018
Increasing survival of macaw chicks using foster macaw parents in the wild
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We made it Juan!! WE MADE IT!! Thanks for the comments.
Dec 29, 2017
Increasing survival of macaw chicks using foster macaw parents in the wild
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Thanks to your support and the help of all our backers our research will continue yes!!! We truly appreciate your help. Thank you.
Dec 29, 2017
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Brooke and SoCal wildlife & SoCal Parrot friends, we have no words to express our gratitude. Thanks so much!
Dec 29, 2017
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Thank you very much for remember us and helping us out Judith. Your babies would be proud of you : ) Thank you for helping us help them.
Dec 29, 2017
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Thanks so much for your kind words! We are totally trilled by the good response we have had. (Very nice Blue headed pionus picture ;-) )
Dec 29, 2017
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Moving eggs is super delicate and we are not incubation experts. When incubation has started, moving an egg at the wrong time could easily cause hatching failure.
Dec 02, 2017
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Hello Frank: Right now, we do not take any measurements on the eggs. We did it in the past (2 breeding seasons in a row ) and our analysis show that it did influenced hatchability. At that time, we weighted the eggs 3 times during the incubation period. What we do now is we stop checking (climbing) the nests as soon as we find the first egg in the clutch and we re start checking after 26 days in order to find the chicks. Let us know if you have more questions. Thanks for the support Frank!
Dec 01, 2017
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