Honduras’ national bird, the Scarlet Macaw, is being reintroduced to the wild near Copán Ruinas, Honduras. The bird was almost rendered extinct locally, mostly due to the illegal pet trade & poaching. Conservation and rehabilitation efforts are underway in the Copán area of Honduras through the Macaw Mountain Bird Park and a small group of Macaws now live on the grounds of the extensive archeological site. It’s possible to get very close to these birds and photograph the intense colour detail in their feathers. It’s no wonder the Scarlet Macaw features prominently in Mayan mythology – seeing them navigate the jungle canopy in flight was truly magical!