Wild Parrots Update in Flushing

On July 25 Sheila reported:

“Just would like to give you all an update on these beautiful birds. A flock of these wild parrots landed in our backyard here in Flushing about 4 days ago. What a thrill! They are a joy to watch & listen to. Sounds like they’re gossiping up there in the trees all day long. Some of our neighbors don’t find them amusing because of their constant talking. We hope they will stay for a time!”

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8 Responses to “Wild Parrots Update in Flushing”


  1. 1 Joe Web July 26, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Large Parrot is perched on the fire escape above us on the 5th floor of this Bronx walk up. 170th street, BX, NY 10452 – Merriam Ave. July 26, 2014 – Green color, bluish black beak

  2. 2 ParrotsinTville July 26, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Sounds like a wild parrot to me.

  3. 3 frank dipierro August 3, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    i just saw a flock of these parrots on Alhambra rd in Massapequa ny

  4. 4 ParrotsinTville August 11, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Lisa from Massapequa wrote to ask: Hi! About 10 days ago, my husband and I started noticing beautiful green parrots flying around our neighborhood. What drew our attention to them was the constant shrieking!

    We were concerned about their survival this coming winter, but now I see from this blog that they have been here for many, many years. How do they survive?

  5. 5 ParrotsinTville August 11, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    I guess the short answer to that is that parrots have formidable nests made of sticks where they live in colonies, which are impervious to most wind and weather. During the summer there is usually plenty to eat, however, over the winter the birds are largely reliant on outdoor feeders. They are actually documented in much harsher climates such as Chicago!

  6. 6 nyctaxguys August 23, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Just a heads up, seeing a flock of these here in astoria by lga. 49th and ditmars for about a week now. Loud but amusing

  7. 7 Anonymous September 30, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    saw them down my block on 35th street and 23rd avenue today

  8. 8 Mark August 17, 2015 at 12:34 am

    I saw three parrots fly by near La Guardia. They appeared to be in good feather condition, with long narrow tails, possibly Ring Necks.


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