We create art prints to introduce and promote conservation of the neotropic birds. Our products aim to achieve accurate scientific portrayals of the species displayed. Our brand is inspired by the red-throated Caracara (Ibycter americanus).
Our posters measure 19”x27”. The are printed on 250g recycled beige algae paper. This material produces a matte finish that allows you to appreciate very accurately the lines of the illustrations. By containing recycled material, the natural fibers used can be perceived. Our scientific illustrations allow us to show the species portrayed with high fidelity. The posters are accompanied by stickers and an information sheet on the distribution and diet the species. The packaging is made of kraft material and is designed to be able to transport the poster safely to its final destination.
Who Are We
The Red-throated Caracara in Costa Rica
This raptor, related to the falcons, is found from southern Mexico to southern Brazil and is usually found in forested habitats. It has a very interesting diet, feeding heavily on the larvae of wasps which it obtains by attacking the nests until the wasps abandon it. In the grand scheme of things though, very little is known about this unique raptor’s natural history. Although the Red-throated Caracara (Ibycter americanus) has a rather larger range, its population in Central America has plummeted over the last decades, making it very hard to find at present.
The decline is hard to account for since it has disappeared even from areas where the forest has remained intact. In Costa Rica there are recent sightings from the Osa Peninsula in the far south and in the northern region and it is precisely here where our project began in 2013, monitoring a group of Red-throated Caracaras living in the remnant forest patches of a cattle farm near Monterrey, San Carlos. During two seasons (2013, 2018) we were able to identify the nest site – the first ever recorded in Costa Rica – and we were able to connect invaluable data about their behavior and social cooperation using cameras to record photographs, video and audio. We were also able to document the fledglings from both nests.
During several visits in May 2020, the birds were spotted again visiting the nest site and coming in and out of the actual nest, but after two weeks of observations they stopped visiting the site. Our goal through Ibycter Project is to continue generating data on all aspects of this species’ natural history throughout the year to better understand its needs and why it is disappearing. This information is critical to allow us to put in place effective conservation actions.
During 2021 and 2022 monitoring visits to the farm took place, with several sightings, unfortunately it was not possible to corroborate or find a nesting site.
in 2023 Carara invested on wildlife recording devices to set up in the farm and keep a full time monitoring on the Ibycter americanus family, we are happy to say that we already have recording and will continue to visit the farm through the year to collect data.
Caracara Costa Rica is supporting the project with a donation for every purchase that we have. But there’s still much to do and much to learn about this amazing birds, it is for this reason we are seeking cooperation through donations to support our ongoing field work in Costa Rica. We have put together an amazing team of capable and hard-working volunteers, but we need your help to move on to the next phase of our project.
Become a successful entrepreneurship and by doing so retribute with funds to lean and protect the populations of Red-Throated Caracara in Costa Rica.
To promote the knowledge and awareness of Neotropical species of birds. And to show the beauty of the birds of Costa Rica.
To provide a product with highest standards of quality and satisfaction to our clients. And by doing so reassuring that they are being part of the conservation projects that we support.