Reports from Ft Lee and Upper Manhattan

Yesterday Mayra reported:

“Hi –

Just wanted you to know that about two months ago I saw my first parrot  just south of Fort Lee.  I have seen several since then on the same stretch of road. Last week, on two occasions, I saw a beautiful smallish parrot on Riverside Drive in Manhattan, around 96th Street.  Oh, joyous!”

It is quite thrilling when you notice them for the first time, isn’t it? Then, once that happens, like many other things you all of a sudden see them everywhere! It’s almost always likely that with these guys, you’ll hear them way before you see them – then just look up!

PS: I do wonder if the Riverside Dr. bird might be an escapee?…

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3 Responses to “Reports from Ft Lee and Upper Manhattan”


  1. 1 Mick May 8, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Upper Manhattan Nest

    Surprised by parrots on the chain link fence last Sunday May 5th outside the treatment plant under Riverbank State Park. Rode my bike a little further and discovered [redacted]. Have pix of parrots and nest but don’t know how to post them to this blog.

  2. 2 ParrotsinTville May 8, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Hi Mick! We don’t generally post parrot locations on this blog – not good for the birds. I’d love your pictures though and would be happy to post them on your behalf. Please email them to wildparrotsny@optonline.net. Thanks for the report!

  3. 3 Michele Stevens May 19, 2014 at 1:41 am

    At first glance , they may look “Cute ” . Just wait until they make a nest close to your house ! I hope you don’t have to work night shift . Get some ear plugs handy and put pillows over your head . I’m a fierce animal lover , but I have my limits . These birds will drive you nuts . My Mom has one , and when I come to visit , I’m in a hurry to leave ! Their noise is horrific and make terrible pets . Don’t get conned into buying one , unless you have an endless supply of patience or sedatives !


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