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.

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.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Blue-crowned Conure

This is a Blue Crown Conure. I was working inside and out, in North Miami. This little guy visited me several times a day. For a Conure, he was fairly quiet, but he did make his "Flock Calls". The calls sounded a bit like a monkey laughing.
Like most Conures, the Blue Crown originates from S. America, in particular, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uraguay. Many other Conures come from this region, as well as the Monk Parakeet(Quaker Parrot). The Monk may, possibly, be the most prevailent Parrot(Parakeet) in Fl.