About This Reserve

The Laney Rickman Reserve is a newly established, 1,680-acre protected area in central Bolivia, supporting savannah and tropical forest habitat. It also contains the most important known nesting area of the Critically Endangered Blue-throated Macaw, which was the primary reason for Asociación Armonía to purchase the land in August 2018 with support from American Bird Conservancy and other international groups, including International Conservation Fund of Canada, IUCN Netherlands, and World Land Trust.

Armonía has named the reserve after Laney Rickman, a person who dedicated much of her life to saving Blue-throated Macaws in the wild by supporting a nest box program on the land purchased for the Reserve.

There are currently limited facilities at the Reserve and it is best visited as a day trip, departing from the nearby town of Trinidad, the provincial capital of the Beni department. In addition to the Blue-throated Macaw, you have the opportunity to see other macaws, such as Blue-and-yellow Macaw, Red-shouldered Macaw, Chestnut-fronted Macaw, Red-and-green Macaw, and Yellow-collared Macaw.


  • Laney Rickman Reserve

    The infrastructure at the Laney Rickman Reserve is currently very limited. In the future, Armonía intends to build facilities for day-users, public restrooms, dining area, etc. For now, make this Reserve a day trip from the hub of Trinidad.

Day-Use Only
Overnight Accomodation
Restrooms Available
Trails Available

Reserve Information

Bird Checklists

Tour operators who visit this Reserve

What You'll See

  • Blue-throated Macaws on nest box

    Aidan Maccormick

  • Blue-throated Macaws on nest box

    Asociacion Armonia

  • Blue-throated Macaw chicks in nest box

    Aidan Maccormick

  • Chestnut-fronted Macaw

    Daniel Alarcon

  • Red and Green Macaw

    Greg Homel

  • Beni Savanna

    Aidan Maccormick

  • Laney Rickman Nature Reserve

    Asociacion Armonia

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