Through out this site, we'll be learning together, about Florida's Parrot populations.

We'll be looking at what kinds of Parrots are wild in Florida, and where the populations are.

Maybe you have had a Parrot sighting in Florida.

Please share it with us. You can share by clicking "COMMENTS" on any post.

Some visitors have graced us with more than one photo. Additional pictures can be found in the left column

You may notice, throughout this site, that I mention the Quaker Parrot/Monk Parrakeet repeatedly. Well, I may be partial to one species of Parrot, but I am amazed by them all!!

Please share your Wild Parrot Pics, in Fl., no matter the species.

Click on any pic to enlarge.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Gulfport Blue Crown Conures

From Gulfport Fl.

"I just moved to Gulfport, FL and we have several pairs of wild parrots here. I've heard or seen them every day. I've managed to photograph a pair of Blue Crown Conures in my front yard."


Thanks for sharing the pics.

Here are more pics from Gulfport.

Monday, June 6, 2011

The Monk Parakeet (Quaker Parrot)

My work takes me through a Tri-County area. Throughout these three Counties, I know of hundreds of QP (Monk) nests. Last week, I had a couple of days off, so I went 'birding'. I started in SE Hollywod, and moved NW. I took pics in Hollywood, Dania Beach, Coral Springs, Coconut Creek, and Boca Raton. Here are a couple of them.
Notice the size of the closest nest, compared to the size of the cars.


Here are some of the pics I took.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Blue & Gold Macaws

Daria, of Coral Gables, sent me a pic of her back yard....


"There are 28 blue and golds in this feral
flock in S. Miami and 9 to eleven show up at my feeder everyday.

Thanks, Daria"

The B&Gs ( Ara ararauna ) originate from Central America to Northern S. America. They can grow to almost 3 feet in length, beak, to tail. They can be "great talkers", but not as good in "context", as some of the Conures, Amazons, or the Quaker Parrot/Monk Parrakeet. Avg. weight 900-1230 grms.Wing span, 41-45 inches in length.

She, also, included this pic, but didn't add info about the beautiful critter.


Here are more pics from Daria.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

St. Pete Parrots

From ronsig,

"I got some great pics of Nanday Conures, and Quaker Parrots. These photos were taken Downtown St. Pete Fl. Many of them are at back yard feeders".

Ronsig, Thanks. Great pics!!

Here are more pics from Ronsig.

Safety Harbor Nanday Conures

Sigrid, of Waterloo, Ontario, sent some graet pics of Nanday Conures. The photos were taken in Safety Harbor, Fl., located at the N.W. tip of Tampa Bay.

Here are more pics from Sigrid.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Quaker Parrots (Monk Parakeets)

This photo of Wild Monks, was take in Deerfield Beach, across the street from The City Hall. The Quaker Parrot's average length, is about 12 inches. That makes the Satellite Dish, about six feet across.

The nest behind the dish, may occupy dozens of mated pairs. Each pair, has it's own residence in this "Condo". Individual units are attached to the structure, creating an apartment bldg., or condo like structure. Each unit consists of three chambers, entrance, living quarters, and bed room. The bed room's main purpose, is for incubation, and weening the young.

The Monk Parakeet is the only species of Parrot, that builds a stick nest.

You can learn a lot more about Monks @ jayteesquakerparrots.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Nanday Conures

A couple days ago, I noticed a small Quaker Parrot nest, and heard a lot of noise. After parking the car, I was shocked to only find two Quakers. All the noise I was hearing, came from, at least, 100 Nanday Conures. These Nandays were all in one tree, along with two Quakers, and what appeared to be, one Cherry-headed Conure (also known as Red-masked Conure).

The Cherry-headed Conure originates from S.W. Ecuador-N.W. Peru.

The Quakers refused to be photographed. The Cherry-head was reluctant, but I got a couple candid shots. Some of the Nandays were more than willing to pose for me.

The Nanday Conure originates fromS.E. South America. Some of the Countries they can be found in are, Argentina, Paraguay, and Bolivia.

I took this pic in N.W. Deerfield Beach, near Boca Raton, and the Turnpike.