Amazonas: Macaws

Amazon is one of the best places in the world to see the giant macaw parrots. You can hear them, see them in flight at sunset or sunrise, spot then near the tree tops, and if lucky get even close. I saw two species of macaw – the more common blue-and-yellow macaw, and the less common scarlet macaw. These are big and loud birds and you can watch them for hours. The colors are strikingly bright and even more so in flight.