A Rehabilitated Macaw Release

Recently SEMA, the state environmental agency, asked us if we could do what is called a “hard release” of a blue and gold macaw on the sanctuary property. The macaw had been previously rehabilitated and simply needed to be let go into a protected area where other macaws of the same species lived, since they stay in close groups and mate for life. 

Of course, we were happy to help. We have a large population of blue and gold macaws here and they are almost always together in families or groups. As you can see in the video, the bird barely hesitated before soaring out of the crate and into the sanctuary sky.


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    June Ross says

    Can’t view the video as it is saying…”this video is private”

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      Sara says

      Try again now. Hopefully it’s fixed. Apologies.

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    Alana says


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    Cathe Cracknell says

    Awesome !!! ❤️❤️

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    Vicki V Bowen says

    This beautiful release to Freedom warmed my Heart. Thank you!!

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    Nancy says

    WOW !! That Bird was Ready !!
    Thank You for sharing the release

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    Gayle says

    Beautiful bird! So, will an established family group accept him since he is an outsider?

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      Sara says

      That is the hope, yes.

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    Wim says

    What a thrilling moment, flying back to freedom.

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    Beji says

    That just gave me goose bumps….how beautiful.

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    Beth says

    Wow wow wow!!!! The best!!

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