Blue-throated Macaw (Ara Glaucogularis) © D. Alarcón / C. MateuThe Birds of Bolivia would not be possible without support and we thank you for your generosity

Main donors

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Bolivia
Between October 2005 and June 2008 the project, originally intended as a guide to the birds of the Bolivian Yungas, was supported intermittently by WWF Bolivia.

Agencia Suiza para el desarrollo y la cooperación COSUDE
The Swiss Development Agency COSUDE has been supporting production of the guide intermittently since December 2009 and has been instrumental in redesigning the project from a regional to a national guide and in devising the project’s sustainable development component.

Additional supporters

The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, Wetlands for the Future (WFF) program
Through funds provided by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Ramsar Convention supported the project from April 2010 to March 2011.

American Bird Conservancy (ABC)
The American Bird Conservancy and ABC’s George and Rita Fenwick are supporting the project in 2014 through a generous donation for the preparation of approximately 25 color plates as well as printing costs for about 90 additional copies of the field guide’s English edition.

Fundación Amigos de la Naturaleza (FAN Bolivia)
As part of a conservation planning project spearheaded by FAN to determine geographic patterns of species richness and endemism for a wide range of plant and animal groups in Bolivia, detailed range maps for all bird species are were produced from 2010 to 2012 in a collaborative effort between FAN and Armonía using GIS and range extrapolation models.

Swedish Ornithological Society
Sveriges Ornitologiska Förening (SOF) is supporting layouting of the field guide.

Personal donations were made by Alfonso Escajadillo O’Connor in June 2013 and by Jasmin Caballero and David G. Ricalde of America Tours (Bolivia) in February 2014, contributing to color plate development.

In-kind supporters and volunteers

National and international museums

The following museums have supported the project by providing access to their bird collections or photographs of specimens:

  • Academy of Natural Sciences (ANSP, Philadelphia, USA)
  • American Museum of Natural History (AMNH, New York, USA)
  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CM, Pittsburgh, USA)
  • Colección Boliviana de Fauna (CBF, La Paz, Bolivia)
  • Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science (LSUMNS, Baton Rouge, USA)
  • Museo de Historia Natural Noel Kempff Mercado (MNKM, Santa Cruz, Bolivia)
  • Museum of Natural History of Vienna (NHMW, Vienna, Austria)
  • Swedish Museum of Natural History (NRM, Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen (ZMUC, Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig (ZFMK, Bonn, Germany)

Website design: we are very grateful to Bethan John ( for volunteering her time to set up this fabulous project website.

Despite this generosity we are still looking for funds to complete the project!

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