Retrospectacle: A Neuroscience Blog

Just came across this interesting blog, CityParrots, which catalogs and reports on feral parrot populations in cities. Quite a lot of breadth, from parrot conservation, to stories on illegal trade, to Kakapos, to wild parakeets in Connecticut! Check it out!

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  1. #1 Enrique
    April 13, 2007

    I’m interviewing the creators of this Web site two weeks from now. After they contacted me about a story I wrote on LA’s feral parrot population. They’re flying into the Southland ( the couple that is) to attend a conference on wildlife conservation. We’re going to tour my neigborhood on a parrot finding tour. We have a large flock that forages the local fruit-bearing trees. Possibly with a wildlife biologist in tow. It should be fun!

  2. #2 Shelley
    April 13, 2007

    That does sound fun! They emailed me today in response to my post a few weeks back about a feral parrot population in Sarasota Florida, where I lived. Make sure to take lots of pictures on your parrot-hunt and let me know when the interview is up! :D

  3. #3 caerbannog
    April 13, 2007

    It’s not uncommon for me to be woken up before sunrise by large flocks (50+) of squawking parrots in the eucalyptus trees outside my condo here in coastal San Diego. I think that they are red-crowned parrots, endangered in their native habitat in Central America but thriving here. They just love carob beans; they regularly plunder the carob trees down the block from me (eat one bean, drop the rest of the pod on the ground, grab another pod and repeat).