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You probably already know the various action fronts of the Hyacinth Macaw Institute, right? But about the location of our bases, do you have any idea where to find us? In this text we will tell you about the bases of the Institute, fundamental places for the accomplishment of our work, which are possible to visit and to do internship and volunteer work! 


Headquarters and Sustainability Center

Headquarters and Sustainability Center. Photo: Hyacinth Macaw Institute


Our headquarters and Sustainability Center is in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul,the same city where the Urban Birds: Macaws in the City Project is carried out . Here we do most of our general administration and coordination work, and it is also the research base for the Urban Birds Project. This is a reference point if you want to contact us, either to visit us, participate in environmental education activities, or even do an internship or volunteer work with the macaws in the city (according to published edicts).  


Environmental education with children at the Sustainability Center. Photo: Eveline Castanho


The Sustainability Center is full of products that you can choose from and exchange for donations. Click here and see the items you can find there! 


Donation shop. Photo: Hyacinth Macaw Institute


Furthermore, it is the starting point if you want to take part in our scientific tourism for observation of the Blue-and-yellow Macaws, of the Urban Birds Project. 


Macaw from the Urban Birds Project. Photo: Larissa Tinoco


For the observation tourism, we give a lecture at the headquarters and later, we go there todemonstrate our work in practice, which includes monitoring the nests, the chicks, and rescues, when the macaws are in their reproductive period. 


School Expedition – Urban Birds Project observation tour. Photo: Larissa Tinoco


Our environmental education activities can be done by everyone: children, youth and adults. Learn more about the different activities we develop by clicking here

The internship or volunteering in our Urban Birds Project according to the calls (announcements) published in the social networks of the institute.

Contact us by e-mail or phone below for more information about our activities.


Headquarters and Sustainability Center Address: Klaus Sthurk Street, nº 106, Jardim Mansur, Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, CEP 79.051-660

Office Hours: 08:00 – 12:00 e 13:00 – 17:00

Telephone: (67) 3222-1205



Field Base in Caiman

Field Base at Caiman. Photo: Hyacinth Macaw Institute


To carry out the Hyacinth Macaw Project, we have a field base at Caiman, in the Pantanal of Miranda sub-region. 


Hyacinth Macaw. Photo: João Marcos Rosa


This base is essential to the logistics of our actions. From there, we are able to monitor Hyacinth Macaws and other species that occupy the same cavities and interact with the species. Besides the team with our researchers and assistants, we also host associate researchers and interns. 


Hyacinth Macaw Project. Photo: Lucas Rocha


Inaugurated in 1998, by invitation of Mr. Roberto Klabin, the base initially consisted of a staff house and a visitors’ center. Its inauguration was a true milestone for the Hyacinth Macaw Project – which until then, had its practical part developed by Neiva Guedes, mentor of the project. With the base, more people could be integrated into the Project, expanding it.

In 2006, with a major renovation made by the owner Roberto Klabin, the Hyacinth Macaw Institute gained a new space for researchers, with a laboratory, in addition to the visitor center, which was also renovated. 

In 2012, another major change: the field base was transferred to Retiro Novo, within the Ecological Refuge area, gaining an independent and even more comfortable infrastructure at a distance of 17 km from Caiman’s headquarters. 

With the transfer, we are now able to host up to 8 researchers/assistants in a structure that includes a kitchen, TV room, office, large dining room and a small laboratory for preliminary biological evaluations. In addition, there is a Visitor’s Center to welcome you!


Field Base at Caiman. Photo: Hyacinth Macaw Institute


To visit us and get to know the Hyacinth Macaw Project and also have the pleasure of getting to know Pantanal better, stay at Caiman. When booking your accommodation, request a reservation for the observation tourism activity, which is optional, to actively participate in monitoring the hyacinth macaws


Observation tour of the Hyacinth Macaw Project with Caiman’s guests. Photo: Kefany Ramalho


Before the practical part, we hold a talk where we tell you more about the project. 


Lecture of the Urban Birds Project at Caiman. Photo: B. Carvalho


Several illustrious personalities have visited us, even the former president Fernando Henrique Cardoso and his family; the Hollywood actor Harrison Ford; the former governor of Mato Grosso do Sul, André Puccinelli; the Prince of Japan, Akishino, and his wife; the Minister of the Environment, José Sarney Filho and his family; the governor of Mato Grosso do Sul, Reinaldo Azambuja and his wife, among others. 

At Caiman’s reception, you can find products from the Hyacinth Macaw Project. By purchasing them, through donation, you contribute to our work.


Caiman’s Address: Estância Caiman, S/N – Zona Rural, Miranda, Mato Grosso do Sul. Click here and see how to arrive

Telephone: (11) 3706180



For students and professionals in the field there is also the option of doing an internship or volunteering in our field base, working on the project activities. The minimum dedication time is 3 months.

It is worth mentioning that we also conduct hyacinth macaw observation tourism for the Hyacinth Macaw Project in other regions of the South Pantanal where the project is also executed; for this, the team stays at different partner properties 

For more informationcontact our team at or by telephone (67) 3222-1205 to schedule.

Do you feel like getting to know our work? We are waiting for you!


Text by: Jéssica Amaral Lara

Reviewed by: Juliana Cuoco Badari