You can make a difference saving Great Green Macaws!!!

Make a difference for the future of the Great Green Macaws in Costa Rica

Ara Manzanillo is dedicated to restoring wild populations of macaws in the South Caribbean region of Costa Rica. The project has three components, reintroducing Great Green Macaws into the area by releasing captive born young birds, an assisted nesting program and an outreach and education program. We work in conjunction with MINAE (Costa Rican Ministry of Environment) and dedicate much effort towards the welfare of each individual bird in our care.

Our mission is to ensure the long-term future of macaws in Costa Rica, through restoring these birds to their historic national range, contributing to the scientific community, encouraging the protection of tropical forests, and educating the public to ensure the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations for many years to come.

Ara Manzanillo benefits from much in-kind donations including professional services, land, maintenance labor and is highly regarded as being a very efficient lean operation. The full incorporation of volunteers at all levels means that your contribution will only be used for necessary and critical costs.

Please support our mission by donating.

Monthly Giving

A small monthly gift helps Ara Manzanillo to plan our programs and activities by providing:

  • A steady and predictable source of income
  • Income that will provide weeks, months and years of protection to macaws in need

Your monthly giving is one of the best ways you can participate.

Online via PayPal:

Direct Deposit / Bank Transfer:

For direct deposits and bank wire transfers, please contact us directly at:

Extraordinary Gifts

Would you like to leave a legacy and aid the conservation of this emblematic endangered species? We would love to hear from you and learn more about your ideas.

We have a committed team who can work with people able to contribute significant gifts, or explore ways to create a lasting impact. If you are giving internationally, our team can also advise on the tax-effective ways of giving, including gift aid and giving shares.

Please contact us for direct bank account transfer information.

With your help the Great Green macaws are coming back!

Ara Manzanillo has increased Costa Rica’s Great Green population by 17% and the world population by 4%. Few conservation projects have made such a significant impact on the comeback of a species in grave danger of extinction.

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Our Wishlist

There are always various useful items, large or small, that can assist us at Ara Manzanillo with bird care, education and facility maintenance.

If you would like to make a direct gift of items, check our wishlist for useful in-kind donation items:

  • Parrot books for our reference library
  • Tree climbing gear (check with us for specific items)
  • Avian veterinary equipment (check with us for specific items)
  • Bird food (check with us for specific items)
  • Towels, cotton bead sheets
  • Binoculars
  • Laptop computer
  • Cellular phones
  • Daypack or reusable bags for foraging
  • Bicycles, bike and/or head lamps
  • Volunteer household appliances (check with us for specific items)

Please contact us to arrange for delivery of any of these items.

Online Wishlist

Did you ever wish you could just point, click, and donate something to Ara Manzanillo?

Now you can by going to Ara Manzanillo's Amazon Wishlist