Urgent Situation Regarding New York’s Wild Parrots

This just in from Linda Brink, Director of Sunnyskies Bird & Animal Sanctuary:

“I’m writing on behalf of New York’s wild flocks of Quaker Parrots–birds currently trapped and exterminated, and caught to be used as breeders for the parrot trade. This is THE critical moment for protecting Quakers in NY. We need a wave of response to keep this (and the birds) alive and well!

An urgent situation has arisen regarding the wild Quaker parrots of New York State. A letter from Frank S. Scaduto, Legislative Director to State Senator Joseph Addabbo, has requested immediate help from animal organizations and individuals in NY via letters of support for bill S.4131. This bill would grant Quaker parrots legal protection in NY state. As things now stand, they are unprotected by law and therefore subject to trapping and extermination–both of which do take place.

I’ve written a sample letter, in a Word document format. Please feel free to change a few words and send it on behalf of the Quaker parrots, as it covers the major points. BE SURE TO ADD YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS. This is a critical time for them–please, don’t let them down. Currently, nests are intentionally destroyed in winter, as these birds cannot survive without the warmth of their communal habitats. They also destroy them in spring–killing all the babies. It’s horrible. The birds are often gassed.

Please mail/fax/email to the following people & reference S4131 in header:

Sen. Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr: Fax is 518-426-6875; email via his office director and also, it’s essential to copy via email: Senator Antoine Thompson or by fax (518-426-6969). Snail mail addresses.

For the parrots–thank you so much for caring!”

Linda Brink
Director, Sunnyskies Bird & Animal Sanctuary
Warwick, NY


7 Responses to “Urgent Situation Regarding New York’s Wild Parrots”

  1. 1 Florence February 25, 2010 at 2:19 am

    I wondered what happened to all the Parrots on 11th Ave between 148th & 150th Streets in Whitestone. All their nests are gone! Does anyone know what happened & who did it?

  2. 2 ParrotsinTville February 25, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    That might be a question directed to Steve Baldwin of Brooklyn Parrots. He is a little bit closer in proximity than I am, and always has his finger on the pulse in these matters. http://www.brooklynparrots.com/. I have also forwarded this to Sunnyskies.

  3. 4 Sunnyskies February 25, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Con Edison tore down the nests. WITH PROTECTION, nest and bird removal could only be done under supervision, so the birds would not be harmed. Removing nests in summer, after babies have fledged, allows birds to relocate, build a new nest, hopefully using a provided platform. Removing nests in winter will cause birds to die of the cold. And imagine their fear, confusion, pain–one day, people come and destroy their wonderfully built and protective homes. In the dead of winter. Please, take action to protect these intelligent, amazing, creatures who have every right to be a part of our environment. A nation cannot respect only human life, and progress. Every person who writes to protect these parrots will be making a difference. Every person who writes will become a part of the effort to save their lives. Please, step up to save these wonderful birds before they are hunted to extinction–that is the special interest goal.

  4. 5 nbrown1378 April 28, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    All the parrots disappeared in my neighborhood,and I believe a covert back ops program of extermination was initiated, since they were considered an invasive species. It was done in the night.

  5. 6 ParrotsinTville April 29, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Thank you for reporting this, what neighborhood do you live in?

  1. 1 Update on Senate Bill to Protect Wild Parrots « Wild Parrots of New York Trackback on April 29, 2010 at 4:18 pm

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