A green wing macaw named Rufus has been missing for a month but searchers aren’t giving up hope. (Steven Arsenault/Facebook)

Sooke macaw still missing, could be on the West Shore

A $5,000 reward now being offered for safe return

A rare green wing macaw has been missing from Sooke for a month now but residents are still desperately searching for the bird.

Rufus is a larger red macaw with a large white beak. He went missing from a property in Sooke on Sept. 28 and was last seen on Oct. 15, heading towards the Metchosin/Colwood area.

READ MORE: Rufus has flown the coop

According to a Facebook post from one of Rufus’ searchers, it’s not uncommon for a macaw in the wild to travel about 56 kilometers daily in the wild, and searcher believe the bird may be on the West Shore somewhere.

Or the bird could be in someone’s home.

A $5,000 reward has now been offered for Rufus’ unharmed return with no questions asked.

He has been a part of a flock of five macaws for the past 15 years – the baby of the bunch – and his family is desperate for his return.


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