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Parrots in Queens

Mary was kind enough to send along these photos from Bayside – thanks!



Parrots Sighted in Astoria


George reported today that he saw about a dozen parrots and was kind enough to send along this photo – thanks George!

As a follow up George reported on the 28th: “My mother says they now flock to this tree every morning. The most she has seen at once was 25 parrots, and 4 conures.  The sounds they make are amazing.”


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!”

Wild Parrots Spotted in Queens

Lori writes:

“I’ve been hearing parrots for months around our house in Murray Hill, Queens, but never spotted them. I finally saw them flying the other morning, then today I spotted them in a tree in our courtyard. “

Wild parrots spotted in Murray Hill

Wild parrots spotted in Murray Hill

Thanks for the pictures Lori!

NYS Assembly Member sponsors Monk Parakeet Protection Act

Barry Schwartz reports:

NYS Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal of Manhattan has stepped up once again and has become the long-awaited Assembly sponsor of the proposed Monk Parakeet Protection Act. This is now Bill No. A08526, as the NYS Senate counterpart is S01246, which has been sponsored for several months now by NYS Senator Joe Addabbo.

Wild Parrot Legislation Update

NYS Assembly Member Rosenthal has now introduced the legislation into the State Assembly on 1/11/11. The bill numbers in the Assembly are:

A01767 Relates to the sale of birds by pet dealers (and referred to the Assembly Agriculture Committee)
A01718 Makes Monk (Quaker) parakeets protected birds (referred to the Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee)

So, as you are doing with the letters to the State Senate, please do so now to your local State Assembly member, with copies to Assembly Members Rosenthal, Magee, and Sweeney (not to Pheffer for now).

We have been asked, who do we write to?

Write a friendly letter of support for now to:

NY State Sen. Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., 159-53 102nd Street, Howard Beach, NY 11414.
Also, write to your local NY State Senator, whomever that may be.

As of today, the new Chairs of the State Senate Agriculture and Environmental Conservation Committees have not yet been named. Once they’ve been named, we will let you know.

As far as the State Assembly is concerned, please write a friendly and supportive letter to:
Hon. Linda B. Rosenthal, 230 West 72nd St., 2nd Fl., Suite 2F, New York, NY 10023, and ask her to reintroduce and support A7688A (Makes Monk Parakeets protected birds) and A7694C (the sale of birds in pet shops).

You should send copies of the letter you send to Assembly Member Rosenthal to:
Hon. William Magee, Chair NYS Assembly Agriculture Committee, 214 Farrier Ave., Oneida, NY 13421
Hon. Audrey Pheffer, Chair, Assembly Consumer Affairs Comm., 108-14 Crossbay Blvd., Ozone Park, NY 11417
Hon. Robert Sweeney, Chair, Assembly Environmental Conservation Comm., 640 West Montauk Hwy., Lindenhurst, NY 11757-3708.

Passage of this legislation in the State Senate and Assembly is dependent on public support. Please, take a just a few moments to write some letters. It does make a difference if our elected officials receive correspondence regarding these bills.

Some Positive Press from the Queens Tribune on Parrot Bill

Parrot Bill Not Seen As Bird-Brained


Some state legislators and activists are working together to gain protected status for a popular species of parrot that is native to South America and has made a home for itself here in Queens. read more


Wild Parrots of Amityville


Edgewater Parrots | Fighting to Save New Jersey's Wild Quaker Parrots

Quaker Parrots & Monk Parakeets in the New York Metro Area - Alerts

Quaker Parrots & Monk Parakeets in the New York Metro Area

Info on wild Monk Parakeets (AKA Quaker Parrots) in Brooklyn

City Parrots

Quaker Parrots & Monk Parakeets in the New York Metro Area