Parrots in Copán, Honduras by Dewey Hammond

Wild macaws at the ruins in Copán, Honduras. 

Wild macaws at the ruins in Copán, Honduras. 

There is an effort underway to repopulate macaw throughout the hills of western Honduras, out of respect for how important the bird was to Mayan culture.  You can see macaw carved into the Mayan sculpture here, circa 400 to 800 AD.

There is an effort underway to repopulate macaw throughout the hills of western Honduras, out of respect for how important the bird was to Mayan culture.  You can see macaw carved into the Mayan sculpture here, circa 400 to 800 AD.

Macaws feeding in Copán, Ruinas. 

Macaws feeding in Copán, Ruinas.