Wild Sun Scarlet Macaw Initiative is creating a Reintroduction Program
64

patrons

$1,632
per month
Thank you for being the change we all want to see in the world.  We are bringing back the Scarlet Macaw to the Southern Nicoya Peninsula.  What an amazing opportunity!

Scarlet Macaws used to fly over 85% of Costa Rica.  Now only 10-15% of our skies are occupied by these majestic birds.  Let's change that.  

Wild Sun Rescue Center is teaming up with AsoProLapa to turn the tide.  AsoProLapa has bred and released over 160 Scarlet Macaws in the Tambor area.  There are now over 230 living freely from those efforts.  With release goals for the Tambor phase of the project already met and with your help, the breeding program moves to Cabuya this year.

These birds have a range of around 20km...mostly along the coast.  That means we should see Macaws flying over Montezuma, Mal País, Santa Teresa, Playa Hermosa and more within a few years.  The hope is that the Macaws released from Cabuya and Tambor will eventually overlap territories.  And when they do, they won't fight.  No...they'll make sweet, sweet love.  And what comes next?  A healthy population of naturally breeding Scarlet Macaws!  

Let's make it happen together.

All donations are tax deductible for US residents through Green Wave Enterprises 501(c)3.
Tiers
Scarlet Macaw Supporter
$1 or more per month 18 patrons
  • Get a Wild Sun sticker or postcard of your choice (must be picked up at Wild Sun)
  • Access to Patron-only content.

  

VIP Visit
$10 or more per month 20 patrons
  • You will be featured on our Founding Members Plaque (limited spots still available)
  • Private educational visit of the rescue center for you and a guest
  • Plus all previous rewards
"Adopt" a Macaw For Release
$25 or more per month 16 of 18 patrons
  • We will send you the band number along with a photo of the bird you adopt.  Your donation covers the cost of this bird which is integral to the success of the program.
  • Plus all previous rewards
"Adopt" a Breeding Macaw
$50 or more per month 3 of 12 patrons
  • The Macaws you adopt will be with us for life and are the foundation from which we will repopulate the peninsula.
  • Plus all previous rewards (although you don't get a pre-release bird too 🤣)
Bronze Level Founding Member
$100 or more per month 5 patrons
  • Name on founding member Plaque in Bronze Level
  • Listed on our website as Bronze Level Founding Member
  • Plus all previous rewards (adoption of breeding bird rather than pre-release bird is included)
Silver Level Founding Member
$300 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Name on founding member Plaque in Silver Level
  • Listed on our website as Silver Level Founding Member
  • Plus all previous rewards (adoption of breeding bird rather than pre-release bird is included)
Gold Level Founding Member
$600 or more per month 1 patron
  • Name on founding member Plaque in Gold Level
  • Listed on our website as Gold Level Founding Member
  • Once a year dinner with project team
  • Plus all previous rewards (adoption of breeding bird rather than pre-release bird is included)
Scarlet Level Founding Member
$3,000 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Name on founding member Plaque in Scarlet Level section
  • Listed on our website as Scarlet Level Founding Member
  • One week all inclusive stay at Wild Sun Jungle Resort for you and a guest
  • Plus all previous rewards (adoption of breeding bird rather than pre-release bird is included)
Goals
$1,632 of $1,695 per month
When we reach $1,695/month we will initiate the program.  We will put 6 breeding pairs to work and prepare to release 16 Scarlet Macaws.
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Thank you for being the change we all want to see in the world.  We are bringing back the Scarlet Macaw to the Southern Nicoya Peninsula.  What an amazing opportunity!

Scarlet Macaws used to fly over 85% of Costa Rica.  Now only 10-15% of our skies are occupied by these majestic birds.  Let's change that.  

Wild Sun Rescue Center is teaming up with AsoProLapa to turn the tide.  AsoProLapa has bred and released over 160 Scarlet Macaws in the Tambor area.  There are now over 230 living freely from those efforts.  With release goals for the Tambor phase of the project already met and with your help, the breeding program moves to Cabuya this year.

These birds have a range of around 20km...mostly along the coast.  That means we should see Macaws flying over Montezuma, Mal País, Santa Teresa, Playa Hermosa and more within a few years.  The hope is that the Macaws released from Cabuya and Tambor will eventually overlap territories.  And when they do, they won't fight.  No...they'll make sweet, sweet love.  And what comes next?  A healthy population of naturally breeding Scarlet Macaws!  

Let's make it happen together.

All donations are tax deductible for US residents through Green Wave Enterprises 501(c)3.

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Tiers
Scarlet Macaw Supporter
$1 or more per month 18 patrons
  • Get a Wild Sun sticker or postcard of your choice (must be picked up at Wild Sun)
  • Access to Patron-only content.

  

VIP Visit
$10 or more per month 20 patrons
  • You will be featured on our Founding Members Plaque (limited spots still available)
  • Private educational visit of the rescue center for you and a guest
  • Plus all previous rewards
"Adopt" a Macaw For Release
$25 or more per month 16 of 18 patrons
  • We will send you the band number along with a photo of the bird you adopt.  Your donation covers the cost of this bird which is integral to the success of the program.
  • Plus all previous rewards
"Adopt" a Breeding Macaw
$50 or more per month 3 of 12 patrons
  • The Macaws you adopt will be with us for life and are the foundation from which we will repopulate the peninsula.
  • Plus all previous rewards (although you don't get a pre-release bird too 🤣)
Bronze Level Founding Member
$100 or more per month 5 patrons
  • Name on founding member Plaque in Bronze Level
  • Listed on our website as Bronze Level Founding Member
  • Plus all previous rewards (adoption of breeding bird rather than pre-release bird is included)
Silver Level Founding Member
$300 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Name on founding member Plaque in Silver Level
  • Listed on our website as Silver Level Founding Member
  • Plus all previous rewards (adoption of breeding bird rather than pre-release bird is included)
Gold Level Founding Member
$600 or more per month 1 patron
  • Name on founding member Plaque in Gold Level
  • Listed on our website as Gold Level Founding Member
  • Once a year dinner with project team
  • Plus all previous rewards (adoption of breeding bird rather than pre-release bird is included)
Scarlet Level Founding Member
$3,000 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Name on founding member Plaque in Scarlet Level section
  • Listed on our website as Scarlet Level Founding Member
  • One week all inclusive stay at Wild Sun Jungle Resort for you and a guest
  • Plus all previous rewards (adoption of breeding bird rather than pre-release bird is included)