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Gabriela Vigo Trauco

Gabriela Vigo Trauco

Tambopata, Peru

Tambopata Macaw Project Coordinator

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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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Published on Dec 30, 2017

Rainbow Nursery at TRC

Rainbow Nursery at TRCBusy times in the TRC nursery…we have 6 chicks in house and counting! It has been a whole adventure helping grow up these little guys.Our four BIG little ones: Mario (20 days...

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Published on Dec 30, 2017

Thanks so much to all of our supporters!!

Thanks so much to all of our supporters!!We did it, we hit our $6000 funding goal thanks to your help. Just as things have gotten crazy here in the field, you, our supporters stepped up and pushed ...

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Published on Dec 28, 2017

Christmas Chaos

Christmas ChaosChristmas time is always a busy time in Tambopata for the Macaw Project. Especially this year.It is our peak of hatching and we need to check lots of nests every day. Especially the ...

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Published on Dec 22, 2017

“Pancho” home at last!

“Pancho” home at last!Yesterday was a good day at Tambopata Research Center.Early this morning, we placed returned the macaw chick “Pancho” to his mom and dad forests of Peru. We brought Pancho bac...

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Published on Dec 14, 2017

Macaw chick channel goes LIVE at TRC!

Macaw chick channel goes LIVE at TRC!One of our nest camera systems is located in “Molinero”, an artificial nest located just 10 meters away from the dining room here at Tambopata Research Center. ...

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Published on Dec 11, 2017

Back to the nest. . . SUCCESS!

Back to the nest. . . SUCCESS!Yesterday we returned the younger chick to the Mandy Lu nest where it will rejoin its sibling to be raised by its parents. We held it in the house for 10 days where it...

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Published on Dec 09, 2017

Mandy Lu II chick is going home TOMORROW!

Mandy Lu II chick is going home TOMORROW!We are very happy to announce that the second chick from Mandy Lu nest has recovered very well. The lesions caused by the bot flies are no longer inflamed....

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Published on Dec 07, 2017

An Unexpected Chick Switch in Tambopata

An Unexpected Chick Switch in TambopataLatest update from the field. The first chick that we brought from the nest and have been hand feeding in the research station looks good and healthy. It is ...

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Published on Dec 04, 2017

We brought a second chick to the research station!!

We brought a second chick to the research station!!The nesting pair at the nest “Franz” hatched a second chick. It is 5 days younger than the first one, meaning that it has little to no chance of s...

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Published on Dec 02, 2017

Our first “Second chick” has hatched!

Our first “Second chick” has hatched!Good news from the field!.We have started our first translocation experiment.One of our breeding pairs, from nest named “Mandy Lu”, has hatched a second chick t...

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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
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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
Increasing survival of macaw chicks using foster macaw parents in the wild
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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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