Friday, April 4, 2008

Florida's Wild Parrots

Florida has flocks of wild parrots flying in it's skys. These parrots aren't native to North America, and were most likely escaped pets that easily adapted to Florida's warm climate.

The parrots are black hooded parakeets...Flock of Black hooded parakeets

Wild Black Hooded Parakeet

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LINK: Florida's Wild Parrots

58 comments:

Anonymous said...

DO you knowhow they sound..There are a flock of birds that makes a loud chattering (like racoons fighting) kinda squealing chattering sound and they fly in a large group early in the morning and lok green..I have never seen or heard these birds before ever and I am from Florida ..Just recently in the last few months since coming to the inland side of DAYTONA BEACH FLORIDA. Could they be PARROTS as they lok?..WOW

Anonymous said...

Yep, that sounds like em. They make SUCH a rukus, they're sort of a nuisance down here in S. FL. Not that there's anything u can do.

woofboy111 said...

I've never seen them as far north as Daytona, but the birds you saw most likely are wild parrots.

Anonymous said...

I live in Palmetto, Florida,close to Parrish on us41n. The last few days the parakeet flocks have been numerous. Their loud, chatter while flying and beautiful. These are the ones with black hoods. Tried for a picture but i believe they are skittish

Anonymous said...

We were so excited to see these birds on the Pinellas Bike Trail that goes from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs. You could hear them long before you could see them camouflaged in the trees.

Anonymous said...

Just spotted them I'n the yard here I'n Ver Beach, FL. Haven't seen them I'n years

Anonymous said...

We spotted a pair in our orange tree in Melbourne, FL. We thought they were somebody's lost pets until we saw this website. Truly a sight to see!

Anonymous said...

I have two of them that come to my birdfeeder in Vero Beach. Beautiful! One eats the seeds and the other sits on top of the feeder & squawks at you!

Anonymous said...

just had a small flock in our oak tree greeting me for the day ~ in Sarasota, FL

Anonymous said...

We have been here in So. FL(Sunrise) for almost 2 years and I just saw flock of these birds this morning. They were loud but oh so beautiful!

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Anonymous said...

We found a wild parrot today and its wing was broken any tips on how to take care of it, what it should eat , and anything else? Its green and sounds like what is described.

Anonymous said...

Just saw some yesterday in Sarasota,fl

Anonymous said...

My son saw two green parrots fly over our property in Indialantic. He is familiar with green parrots having lived in West Africa for several years and says they do not have black heads over there. This occured at 4:00 p.m. on February 3, 2012.

Harriett

Mark kotelnicki said...

Has anyone seen them this year?

Anonymous said...

Saw 4 of them in Greyhawk Landing,Manager County.Th

Anonymous said...

Saw 4 of them this morning Bradenton.

SusieQ said...

Saw a flock of about 20 in Satellite Beach yesterday. As others have posted, you hear their raucous cawing before you see them. Couldn't get close enough to see if they had dark heads but could tell they were green.

Anonymous said...

Saw four large green parrots in Walmart parking lot today in a crape myrtle tree eating the green seeds and chattering(in Land O Lakes, FL).

Anonymous said...

Have 6-8 in Parrish, FL at our bird feeders - very noisy! They are big eaters and make quite a mess.

Anonymous said...

September 23, 2013 2 pair of hooded green parakeets in tree on Anna Maria Island. Spotted the first pair near the same area when here in March of 2013 as well.

karen i said...

was at bradenton beach a couple of days ago when i heard some birds, looked overhead and saw a flock of bright green birds. guessing 15-20 of them temps were about 84 degrees and wind gusts from the south. dazzling lime green color in the sunloght

Anonymous said...

Flock of 8-10 gather every day in a red silk cotton tree outside our house in northern siesta key

Tom G said...

Where are the parrots ? I come to Delray each year, but missed coming down last year though .........I arrived last week and a day or two ago I realized there are no parrots around, raising their usual ruckas. Whats up ?

Anonymous said...

I live in St. Petersburg and very familiar with the birds. After leaving Chicago (where I now have come to learn a large population of Quaker Parrots actually live) I first moved to Ft. Lauderdale and saw them daily around the canals close to the beach. Now living in St Pete I have seen them where I live now a few times. (NE St Pete off 275-4th street). I have also seen them several times in S Tampa at MacDill AirForce base area. They are super loud and cannot be mistaken when heard...but amazing none the less!

Michael Grosh said...

Nanday parrots, green with the black hoods and bright red legs and feet, every morning at the Boynton Beach Inlet. Flocks of 40-50. Also Quaker Parrots in Delray. These are green with grey chests. out near 441 near the Everglades. Fun to watch.

Randy F said...

On vacation from Indiana, staying in Madeira Beach on Gulf Blvd ,been watching 4-6 green parrots in top of a palm tree next to Screwy Louies

Randy F said...

I have 2 severe and 2blue and gold ( sitting on 4 eggs) macaws and it was really great to see them

Scott Cregar said...

We live in South Daytona, and have the same group flying by each morning between seven and eight! Very green and very boisterous! Had a very mild winter this year here in Florida with lots of rain...lots of Cuban tree frogs too.

Anonymous said...

Saw a flock of 30 or so split tailed green parrots, red faces flying during a rain shower sqwakin up a storm! Melbourne flying towards satellite beach

Anonymous said...

Had a flock of over 100 today in my yard in Parrish Florida. They looked dark and light green from my vantage point. They were noisy and when I tries to get close for a picture, they flew away.

Sammie said...

Today at Satellite Beach - I saw at flock of 25 or more! They were beautiful!

Anonymous said...

had 6 today at my feeder in Vero Beach. First time ever, amazing

Anonymous said...

I just had 10 of these beautiful birds on my bird feeders this morning. They stayed for awhile then took off, have not seen them since. 12/5/14

Anonymous said...

I got 6 of them on the bird feeders right now...they scare the hell out of my poor red cardinals.....I can't afford to feed them all...they eat like horses !!!!

Ca said...

I saw several small , bright green parrots in a large Date Palm tree near the old Bayfront YMCA , Gilchrist Park, in Punta Gorda ,FL. last week, while walking my dog.

There were nests at the base of the "palm boots" with round holes in the nesting material, the little parrot's heads kept popping in and out of the holes to look at us :)

I know they have been making use of that same tree for many years, as I can recall seeing them in it when the children were little, they r now in their 30's.

Anonymous said...

We saw a flock of about 30 of these green parrots on trees on the edge of Indian Rocks beach (July 8, 2015).

Bernard Barbour said...

We saw several today on the Pinellas Trail. I almost thought I was back in Belize for a moment. In Belize many times I'd be on the phone and they would be so loud, people would ask me if I'm calling from the Zoo, lol. We love them. As some have said you can hear them before you see them, especially flying over.

Unknown said...

We have lots of noisy flocks of them through the Florida Keys especially in the winter.

Angel Brown said...

Just saw a small flock of these in St. Petersburg, on 9th ave N and around 19th st. Soooo cool wish I would've stopped to take a picture now.

Unknown said...

They are known as black hooded parakeets or Nadja Conures.

Mary Nealy said...

You can call the Audubon Society

Mary Nealy said...

You can call the Audubon Society

Mary Nealy said...

They are known as black hooded parakeets or Nadja Conures.

Ninsuna said...

I've lived in South Daytona for over 17 years and have been delighted every year when I've heard a flock of these squawking birds every morning at the start of each summer. They'd be there every morning and evening, flying to and fro, and hanging out in the tall treetops until the cooler season arrived. This past year (2015), I was happy to hear them one morning as usual, thinking "ah, summer has arrived -- the wild parrots are here!" But the flock seemed smaller than usual and I realized fairly soon that I didn't continue to hear them for long... no sign of them, mornings or evenings. They had been such a daily fixture through those hottest months for so long, I was really sad about their absence. I've wondered if they just found a place they like better. A lot of old trees in the surrounding area have been leveled for construction recently, and I can't help thinking that's at least part of the reason. I hope they come back.

Anonymous said...

I have seen a flock of at least a dozen green, loud chatterers in Madeira Beach three of four times now, all the way from the causeway down to near Johns pass, flying overhead and perching on the wires. What a racket they make!

Unknown said...

I haven't seen any in Orlando area. But I think the parrot population increased after Hurricane Andrew tore open the aviary at Zook Miami in 1992.

redingtonbee said...

I am in a small town on Sand Key in Pinellas County and can hear the Quaker parakeets around here everyday this year, and have been hearing them over a 25 year period. It seems that the Black Hoods move from location to location depending upon who knows what. Some years, it is pretty quiet here, other years, like now, they are close by. I suspect that the winter temperature severity level drives them south or inland from the beachside, or not, if it is a mild winter season. When I lived in Ormond Beach in 1987, I did not experience the Quakers at all. Ditto for Deltona in 1988, no wild parakeets.

As an interesting anecdote, I had some construction giys here from Deland, that were bird guys, and they wanted to find out where the nest was so they could kidnap some of them...like I knew!

Anonymous said...

I live in Oviedo near Orlando and I heard a large flock but didnt see them because of trees but I have heard and seen them before in South Florida and there was no doubt thats what they were.

Anonymous said...

to redingtonbee, shame on you, moving a nest, shame shame shame , you live in there place, anyone touching the nest is not bird guys and being on sand will make it easy to find you, leave the birds alone.





Anonymous said...

There is a flock living in the treetops at Skyway Park in Tampa. They are very loud! I have been here for the past four Saturdays and they are always here. Hard to spot as they blend in to the green leaves.

Liz Mills said...

Just seen 20 on Centre Road in Venice

Anonymous said...

Just Saw 6-8 on Sarasea road in Siesta Key! 🤗

Anonymous said...

Three beautiful squawking green parrots out here this morning to make our day ! Largo/Clearwater Fla.

Anonymous said...

These green parrots live off 113th St and 63rd Ave at the electric substation. I love watching and hearing them as I walk my dogs each day. It is amazing that these birds have been able to find refuge from elements of harm in Seminole, Fl

Anonymous said...

Dexter
Venice, FL, Venetian Falls - April 9, 2017.
Saw pair of parrots in tree adjacent to my house.
They were squawking continuously.

Anonymous said...

I see a flock of them nearly every morning between 7 and 8. Love to watch them.

Anonymous said...

Saw a flock in St. Petersburg Fla on 8-25-17 at the Bob Evans near Tyrone.