Donate to the Belize Yellow-headed Parrot Project
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Please help support a great cause – saving the highly endangered Belizean Yellow-headed Parrot using artificial cavities similar to those we pioneered right here in the Southeast for the Red-cockaded Woodpecker. Read more, learn more, donate if you can

Please help support a great cause – saving the highly endangered Belizean Yellow-headed Parrot using artificial cavities similar to those we pioneered right here in the Southeastern US for the Red-cockaded Woodpecker.

I'm really excited to kick off another round of fundraising  for a trip to install more artificial cavities for the Belizean Yellow-headed Parrot!  My original collaboration at Payne's Creek National Park with TIDE (Toledo Institute for Development and the Environment ), an NGO operating out of Punta Gorda, Belize, resulted in the first ever occurence of this species successfully breeding in artificial cavities.  What next?  I plan to return on the second anniversary of this idea hatching - literally - and help the great folks at TIDE and another southern Belize NGO, the Ya'axche' Conservation Trust install more artificial cavities for this critically endangered parrot on protected conservation lands between the Caribbean Sea and Maya Mountains - the Maya Golden Landscape.

You can be part of the solution to save the highly endangered Belizean Yellow-headed Parrot from extinction.
Once again, I am seeking your help to defray the costs of installing artificial cavities (similar to those we pioneered right here in the Southeastern US for the Red-cockaded Woodpecker) to provide nesting habitat for the Yellow-headed Parrot.

Your financial support will make this trip happen and cover the substantial costs of bringing equipment including a chainsaw, climbing gear and collapsible ladders.  My goal is to raise $3000 to cover travel, food, lodging and equipment expenses.  Your generous contributions made this work two years ago - feel free to pass this information along to friends that you think might help this time.

Thank You to past and future sponsors!

- Michael

Check out this neat story about the parrot project on TIDE's website:
http://www.tidebelize.org/article/mar-2013/andrew-and-parrots

And this one from Massachussetts Audubon - thanks Mass Audubon for a generous $500 grant to assist with this venture!
http://www.massaudubon.org/PDF/belize/BelizeCF_winter13.pdf

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links to videos and still photo slideshow taken by Larkin Keys during the 2014 expedition to the Maya Golden Landscape of Southern Belize
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Big bird
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An original retro “You betta Belize it!” logo t-shirt, a 12”x18” Belize flag, and video travelogue/photo slideshow links
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