Library Lecture Series on Wild Parrots

Nick DeNezzo will be conducting a series of lectures on our Long Island Parrots at local libraries in the upcoming months.

The Wild Parrots of Long Island – Learn about the Feral Parrot populations throughout the South Shore of Long Island, Brooklyn and the greater NY area who live here year round, how they got here, how to spot them and the best places to observe them. This makes a great family activity combined with a Sunday drive or bike ride.

The intrepid Nick also conducts kayaking tours and lectures frequently on this topic  and many others as well. Below are the dates/times/places for the upcoming Wild Parrots Series:

  • Thur. Aug. 18 – Mineola Public Library – 7:00 pm – 195 Marcellus Road, Mineola
  • Wed.  Aug. 24 – Amityville Public Library – 7:00 pm – Oak & John St., Amityville
  • Wed. Sept. 21 – Lindenhurst Memorial Library – 7:00 pm – 1 Lee Ave, Lindenhurst

Anyone interested will need to make a reservation. Call 631.957.7755 to secure your seat today. View the full schedule of lectures from the Long Island Kayak Tours events page, and don’t forget to mention that you saw it here!

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3 Responses to “Library Lecture Series on Wild Parrots”


  1. 1 jean June 19, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    why arent these parrots put in a bird santuary as they are becoming extint? They have large nests and scare some people. My son has a nest on his block and would like it removed but it seems they have protection to live on pole.If anything could be done please notify me. Thank you. p.s he lives in suffolk long island ny

  2. 2 snowbird3 June 20, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    At this point in time, Quaker parrots have been rather extensively studied as they live their lives here in the Northeast, and there is no evidence to support the idea that these birds are dangerous to humans or to other local wildlife. They build their rather unique nests, sometimes in power line structures and large light fixtures, having no idea, of course, that these things are made by humans, for human use. Often, the nests are removed by utility companies when the baby bird season has passed, and platforms are then built near the dismantled nest site to encourage a new nest being built in a less problematic (for humans) place. Sometimes, cruelly, the nests are purposely dismantled at a time when baby birds are being cared for by their parents, and both adults and babies are killed.

    The Quaker parrots are not, at this time, considered to be near extinction. Even so, the idea of creating a sanctuary to house them would be difficult to implement and expensive to maintain. Many more people seem to enjoy these beautiful, lively birds, than not, and many people stand in awe of the intelligence these creatures must possess to create such remarkble, many chambered nests. Did you know, in the nests, there is a nursery chamber, a sleeping chamber, a chamber for visiting parrots–and others? And the nests themselves are incredibly well engineered. There is no reason to fear these birds. Rather, appreciating their place in nature and learning to live with them, as they have learned to live with us, is more the direction humans should be taking, in regard to the Quaker parrot–indeed, in regard to all living creature with who we share this earth. Each has their unique place and function within a network that will only succeed if its balance remains respected, and unruptured.

  3. 3 Michele Stevens May 19, 2014 at 2:03 am

    Absolutely not ! These birds are far from being extinct ,just the opposite ! I know there are many bird lovers out there . I like birds too , just watching them at a feeder is enough ! Nobody gets it , sure they are cute at first but , make terrible pets ! Birds have wings , they are meant to be free and fly and not stuck in a cage . There are so many adoptable dogs and cats that are euthanized by the millions and people are worried about these birds , which are Agricultural pests at best ! Let’s get our priorities straight , those noisy things are not going anywhere for the time being .


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