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.