Welcome to Reforma Agraria
Reforma Agraria is the home of an impressive community program to protect the endangered scarlet macaw (guacamaya). This huge and spectacular member of the parrot family, which is so colorful it looks like a flying rainbow, once ranged as far north as Veracruz, but sadly its only Mexican home today is far eastern Chiapas. Numbers at Reforma Agraria have increased to more than 110 pairs since 1991, when the 14.5-sq-km macaw reserve was founded. Guides here can take you in search of the birds, but remember that they can move in and out of the reserve in seasonal pursuit of food; the best months for observing them are December to June, when they are nesting. Ask to see the chick aviary onsite and about the possibility of accompanying staff when they monitor nests.