Parrot Sighting in the Bronx

Ivon writes:

“These two beautiful parrots have been visiting my parents bird feeder for about a month. Is there any particular type of seeds or fruit the parrots like?”


Thanks for the great photo! The parrots will eat pretty much anything you put in a backyard feeder. They do enjoy peanuts and sunflower seeds, and certainly would like fruits, nuts or berries as well. If this was a domestic bird you’d want to be careful about the fat content of what I’ve listed here, but the wild ones have plenty of other food sources to choose from during the warmer months. In the winter, however, parrots are almost solely reliant on backyard feeders, so if you want to see them in your yard all year keep that chow coming!

Here’s a recent picture of the parrots on my feeders in Amityville!



6 Responses to “Parrot Sighting in the Bronx”

  1. 2 Margaret R. June 7, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Lots of Parakeets or parrots In Trees of Baldwin Park NY with large nests . Pretty Colors and very noisy! 6/07/15

  2. 3 Anonymous June 26, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Saw a beautiful green bird flying around that looked like a parrot yesterday off the west side highway as I was driving southbound on it. Didn’t think there any parrots in NYC or even in the tristate area for that matter so I didn’t know what kind of bird I was seeing. But this article confirmed that there are actually parrots around here-very cool!

  3. 5 ParrotsinTville July 25, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Kate reports:

    “I had no idea there were wild parrots in NY until two days ago when I saw one land in the tree outside my window. I live in South Slope on 18th and 5th. It was so exciting! Thanks for the info on your site.”

  4. 6 Vanessa August 15, 2015 at 8:45 am

    I had seen a whole colony of these beautiful parrots a couple years ago in Lindenhurst south of Montauk Hwy. I thoughy i was seeing things. The nest was huge!

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