Free Parrots Home / Contact 
Search
submit news and info | web resources | past polls | calendar | advanced search | site statistics | Sound and Video |
 Welcome to Free ParrotsMonday, December 10 2018 @ 09:04 PM UTC 
Amazon Expedition Travel ?
Guyana Expedition Travel

Topics
Home
Travel (9/0)
General News (75/5)
Conservation (50/0)
Shelters and Rescue (13/2)

User Functions
Username:

Password:

Don't have an account yet? Sign up as a New User

Browse All Stories
Browse All Stories

Video About Wild Parrots
click here to purchase

Help support this site!
Help support this site... your donations are needed to support research, conservation, and rescue efforts.


Wild Parrot Nest Teardowns in Brooklyn
Sunday, May 08 2005 @ 11:16 PM UTC
Contributed by: brooklynparrots
Views: 5922
General News Last Tuesday, May 3rd, a concerned resident of Brooklyn witnessed Con Edison contractors tearing down a mid-sized monk parrot nest built on a pole supporting a power transformer. This action appears to signal the opening salvo in the annual battle between New York City's utility company and the wild parrots of Brooklyn.

read more (237 words) 1 comments Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version
Most Recent Post: 01/01 12:00AM by

Species under threat
Sunday, April 24 2005 @ 06:07 AM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
Views: 5178
Conservation The Cape parrot is a species endemic to South Africa and classified as critically endangered. A local artist has now helped to raise funds for the survival of the bird. There are currently fewer than 500 left in the wild. Key threats are habitat destruction, seasonal depletion of food sources, disease, low suitable nest-site availability and illegal trapping for trade. The distribution of the parrot is restricted to fragmented Afro-montane forests. Cape parrots are habitat and dietary specialists dependent on yellowwood trees.

Both the parrot and tree species are victims of illegal trade.

read more (223 words) 1 comments Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version
Most Recent Post: 01/01 12:00AM by

Petco gives in to activists, will stop selling parrots
Sunday, April 24 2005 @ 06:02 AM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
Views: 23087
General News SAN DIEGO -- Petco Animal Supplies Inc. said Tuesday it will stop selling large birds in a deal with an animal rights group, which agreed to end its boycott.

Amazon and African grey parrots, cockatoos and macaws will no longer be sold at Petco stores.

read more (63 words) 2 comments Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version
Most Recent Post: 09/20 04:35AM by Tami Myers

Photo Essay: Brooklyn Parrots
Friday, April 01 2005 @ 04:25 AM UTC
Contributed by: brooklynparrots
Views: 10275
General News Dear fellow wild parrot fans.

I've created a brief photo essay describing the life and times of my favorite bunch of feathered Brooklynites: the wild monk parakeets of Brooklyn College.

www.brooklynparrots.com

Although New York is a city that prides itself as being "in the know", I'm amazed at how many people regard the Brooklyn feral parakeets as "urban legends", at least until they see these birds up-close-and-personal!


1 comments Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version
Most Recent Post: 01/01 12:00AM by

Nesting Begins for Endangered Parrots
Saturday, February 12 2005 @ 02:57 AM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
Views: 6716
Conservation CARIBBEAN NATIONAL FOREST, Puerto Rico -- Raucous squawking erupts from cages filled with dozens of parrots -- a hopeful sound from a species on the brink of extinction. The last chance of survival for the Puerto Rican parrot may lie in forest aviaries where these captive birds began their nesting in January under close observation.

Researchers estimate only 30 to 35 Puerto Rican parrots remain in the wild, making it one of the world's 10 most endangered birds.

read more (747 words)  Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version
Post a comment

Ring neck parrots in Germany
Friday, January 28 2005 @ 08:03 PM UTC
Contributed by: Janice
Views: 14351
General News While visiting Mannheim, Germany (near Heidelberg) last May (04) we were surprised to find a large flock of feral Alexandrine Ringneck parrots nesting at the Schwetzingen Castle park.
Our friend in Mannheim says they often visit his walnut trees, and chase little birds away from his feeder. He mentions they wake him up rather frequently as well.
Apparently the cold temperatures are not a problem for this hardy species!
If you go, be sure to take your binoculars!

1 comments Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version
Most Recent Post: 01/01 12:00AM by

Who's Online
Guest Users: 10

Foster Parrots - Adoption and Conservation

Vote

How many years have you lived with a parrot?

0 - 1
1 - 2
2 - 5
5 - 10
10 - 20
20 - 30
30 -40
40 - 50
50 or more
never
Results
1814 votes | 0 comments

Vote

Where does your parrot's species live? (Cast an additional vote for each bird you live with)

Central America
South America
Caribbean
Africa
Asia
Australia
Oceania
Don't know...
Results
1287 votes | 3 comments

Adopt a Parrot ?

Current Parrot News
  • Deadly parrot virus found in native birds from Asia and Africa - Mongabay.com
  • Social marketing campaigns can help threatened wildlife species recover - Science Daily
  • Scientists work to save Puerto Rican parrots after Hurricane Maria - The Washington Post
  • Scientists Are Tracking Endangered Swift Parrots With Drones - Green Matters
  • Lincoln Park Zoo Hosts Conference on Reintroducing Endangered Species - Chicago Tonight | WTTW
  • Captive-bred parrots released into the wild at Botanic Park - Cayman Compass
  • Nairobi Animal Orphanage – Nairobi, Kenya - Atlas Obscura
  • Get Wild mobile zoo owner cleared of animal cruelty charges - Wollondilly Advertiser
  • US Fish And Wildlife Provides Funding To Help Conserve The Puerto Rican Parrot - Forbes
  • When can-do conservation goes wrong - Newsroom
  • The week in wildlife – in pictures | Environment - The Guardian
  • 10 ways we've saved the world's rarest birds in the last 10 years - BirdLife International
  • Florida's Wild Parrots Are Being Poached, Sold On the Internet, and It's Perfectly Legal - The Weather Channel
  • This Popular Parrot 'Talks' Like Us. But We're Silencing It. - National Geographic
  • Global trade in exotic pets threatens endangered parrots through the spread of a virus - Science Daily
  • Adventist student named Wildlife Warrior of the Year - Adventist News Network
  • Online illegal wildlife trade: Species extinction at Internet speed - Business Mirror
  • A new action plan to tackle illegal parrot trading in Indonesia - BirdLife International
  • Expedition Amazon - Atlas Obscura
  • Forever Gone: Eight Bird Species Confirmed Extinct This Decade - Forbes
  • Parrots, Popular Pet Birds, Threatened by Illegal Trade - National Geographic
  • Global Parrot Trade Threatens All Endangered Parrots By Spreading Deadly Virus - Forbes
  • 'A disaster': Forest deals reignite tension between loggers and conservationists - The Sydney Morning Herald
  • The untamed market for wild animals in Pakistan - DAWN.com
  • Protect Our Island: We Can All Pitch In - Yesterday's Island/Today's Nantucket
  • Foreign donations prop up Australia's endangered parrot response - The Guardian
  • 'Blu' macaw that inspired movie Rio one of eight bird species newly listed as extinct - ABC News
  • First ducks and algae, now fish and grass: Fountain City Lake cleanup is ongoing project - Knoxville News Sentinel
  • Building birding trails in Colombia - before loggers can get there - BirdLife International
  • Dozens of last blue macaws to be reintroduced to Brazil - Phys.Org
  • Blue parrots that inspired the film 'Rio' are now thought to be extinct in the wild, study finds - indy100
  • Animal Welfare Lawyers Say New York's 'Loneliest Elephant' Is a Person - Gizmodo
  • Tracking Critically Endangered Swift Parrots Using Drones - Forbes
  • Exotic animals on display at Petaluma Library Dec. 7 - Petaluma Argus Courier
  • Aviario Nacional: A sanctuary that lets trafficked birds fly again - The City Paper Bogotá
  • $30.5 million hit planned for ‘mega mast' - Newsroom
  • World’s Oldest Wild Bird ‘Wisdom’ Is Expecting! 68-Year-Old Laysan Albatross Lay Egg for the 37th - LatestLY
  • Eight bird species are first confirmed avian extinctions this decade - The Guardian
  • Threatened orange-bellied parrots to hitch ride on plane in effort to save species - ABC News
  • Logging 'destroying' swift parrot habitat as government delays action - The Guardian
  • Parrot that inspired 2011 blockbuster film Rio among bird species that have disappeared - CBC.ca
  • Macaws In Danger: Bird Lovers Sound The Alarm As Numbers Dwindle - WLRN
  • Private plane to fly endangered orange-bellied parrots for summer sojourn - The Guardian
  • Stunning Blue Macaw Species that Inspired Kids' Movie Rio Extinct From Wild - PEOPLE.com
  • What to See and Do in the Fiords of New Zealand - Fodor's Travel
  • The world's best glamping spots for 2019 revealed - Countryliving (UK)
  • Legal Poaching Is Threatening Miami's Wild Parrots - Miami New Times
  • Logging deals are death warrants for native animals - The Sydney Morning Herald
  • Two rare macaws on show at Bird Park - The Straits Times
  • Creating an 'Urban Ark' for Endangered Species in Los Angeles - KCET
  • The tragic story of America's only native parrot, now extinct for 100 years - The Conversation - US
  • Red-crowned parrots wander into Texas | Local News - Victoria Advocate
  • Ecologists share their passion for nature in these winning images - Mother Nature Network
  • Indigenous leaders shoulder duty of saving parrot in peril - The Sydney Morning Herald
  • Flight of Fancy: early depictions of the parrot trade in European art - BirdLife International
  • Parrot patrol - Nature.com
  • The wider impact of illegal wildlife trade - Phys.Org
  • Parrots' economics - EurekAlert
  • Puerto Rico's Parrot Population Is Slowly Recovering - Atlas Obscura
  • This parrot was thought to be extinct in the wild — until a farmer spotted one - The Washington Post
  • In Africa, ‘Paper Parks’ Are Starved for Cash - The New York Times
  • Record numbers of Blue-throated Macaws spotted - BirdLife International
  • The 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference: our pledges - BirdLife International
  • Study of greater Yellowstone pronghorn finds highway crossing structures a conservation success: Pronghorn responses to wildlife road-crossing structures and fencing can inform similar solutions for other migratory wildlife threatened by vehicle collisions - Science Daily
  • Last-ditch effort to save orange-bellied parrot from extinction - ABC Online
  • What the Eight Latest Bird Extinctions Can Tell Us - Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Bureaucrats push endangered species to brink - Sunshine Coast Daily
  • The Top Pet Products of 2018 - Pet Business Magazine
  • Greenhill Grad Hopes Film Raises Delta Awareness - Park Cities People
  • Did Native Americans Breed Parrots in New Mexico 1,000 Years Ago? - D-brief - Discover Magazine
  • Sylhet Wildlife Conservation Centre to open on Friday - Dhaka Tribune
  • Dominica's beloved wildlife still shaky a year after Maria - Phys.Org
  • Caging parrots can put you behind bars - Mumbai Live
  • The mysterious and tragic story of the Carolina parakeet, America’s only native parrot - The Washington Post
  • Swift parrot protection agreements are being broken - Phys.Org
  • Video: Thousands of illegally caught African gray parrots being rehabilitated - Mongabay.com
  • Shailesh Pethe: Serving meals to tigers, whistling to leopards... all in a day’s work - Times of India
  • Sylhet Wildlife Conservation Centre gets first batch of animals - The Daily Star
  • Good Job, Humans: 8 More Bird Species Confirmed Extinct - HuffPost
  • Parrot on verge of annihilation poses first hurdle for new Environment Minister - The Sydney Morning Herald
  • London Zoo's annual weighing of its animals could be a huge help to conservation in the wild - The Independent
  • Arrests in Kalimantan and Sabah for dealing in protected bird species - TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News
  • Austin's green parrots deserve a stable home - UT The Daily Texan
  • State Wildlife Officers Investigating Osprey Shooting In Key West - WLRN
  • One prominent parrot - Otago Daily Times
  • Why Did the Carolina Parakeet Go Extinct? - Smithsonian
  • Extinction risk as bureaucrats take up to seven years to declare threatened species - Courier Mail
  • Floating Museum Employee Cited In Osprey Shooting - WLRN
  • Hey buddy, want to get rid of that python? - Sun Sentinel
  • Call for the public to help wildlife conservation by monitoring mammals with new app - Phys.Org
  • Thousands of African gray parrots rescued from traffickers in Congo (video) - Treehugger
  • To Save Endangered Species, Should We Bring Them Into Our Cities? - Smithsonian
  • There are 14 wild orange-bellied parrots left – this summer is our last chance to save them - The Conversation AU
  • Human/wildlife conflict: Social and ecological theory: Researchers apply social and ecological theory to understand human/black bear conflicts in Colorado - Science Daily
  • Chicago Zoo, Brewery Partner on Beer to Help Parrots Hurt by Hurricane - Chicago Tonight | WTTW
  • Why Do Wild Parrots Eat Dirt In The Amazon? - Forbes Now
  • Field Notes: Reinvigorating wild parrot populations with captive birds - Mongabay.com
  • Researchers question conservation community's acceptance of trophy hunting - Science Daily
  • Seduced By a Rare Parrot | Science - Smithsonian.com
  • African grey parrot has global summit to thank for protected status - The Guardian

  • Wild Parrot Documentary