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From: Rhoda B Rose E-mail: Question/Comment: 4/12/16- I have seen these beautiful birds in West Islip. They have built nests off Higby Lane.

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From: Cameron Smith E-mail: Question/Comment: 5/6/16 - I reside in Amity Harbor. I have a tree similar to a crab apple tree. Every summer afternoon they’re in my tree feasting away on these small fruits. I’ve counted well over 30 one afternoon. Also, all year round They’re eating from my bird feeders. I have many pictures as proof. I love it!

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From: Ken Knabe E-mail: Question/Comment: 3/23/16 - there is a small nest of monk parrots on a phone pole on the corner deauville and Merrick rd in Amityville

From: Mark Wetzel E-mail: Question/Comment: 3/27/16 - Spotted big nest at back of fields at Wantagh Park.First time seeing them there.Have been going to park for years for my kids sports,Saw5 birds on lightpole nest.First year to see them there!

From: Carolyn E-mail: Question/Comment: 4/15/16- I had 4 parrots in my yard yesterday April 14,2016 Never saw them before I have a video of them How can I post it?

From: Ron E-mail: Question/Comment: 5/1/16- There are 3 large active nests currently up in the lights in the back of North Woodmere Park. My wife and I watched the parrots picking off branches from the local trees and flying up to add to the nests.

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From: Debra Schneider E-mail: Question/Comment: 3/8/16 - There had been many monk parrots living in the light posts on the baseball field in N Woodmere Park. There were many large nests built & it was a pleasure to hear the cackle & watch them fly around socializing. I had watched them for a few years. I seems they are no longer there, but there is an osprey that I have seen perched on top of one of the light posts where previously there were large nests. I was wondering if the presence of an osprey would scare them all out, or worse?

From: jo ann borra E-mail: Question/Comment: 3/11/16 - I live in Lindenhurst on the bay and have seen many of them over the 2 years that I’ve lived here. This noisy little group usually comes in a flock of at least 20, and hangs out in the tree for only a few minutes before they fly off and before I have a chance to get my camera.

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From: Iris E-mail: Question/Comment: 1/16/16 - In Merrick I see a large colony anywhere fro 4o to 50 parrots on trees by birch school. I follow them from tree to tree trying to get pictures. They tolerate me for a while before they take off.

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From: Marie Adamo E-mail: Question/Comment: 12/28/15 - I saw 2 green parrots at my suet feeder on 12/16/15 in my backyard in North Merrick. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing so I googled it and found your website. Just beautiful!!! I will have to stock up on suet!

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From: Mike Albergo E-mail: Question/Comment: 12/18/15 - I spotted about a dozen parrots today in 2 apple trees near my home. They were gorging themselves on these tiny apples that were blossoming in the trees. I was able to get up close and take a few pics and they did not seem to be bothered by my presence. There was also a small woodpecker in the tree as well doing his thing but I was not able to get a pic of him.

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From: bobby okul E-mail: Question/Comment: 12/4/15- my son just moved to 1st and south main in freeport about 15 green parrots in high tree what noise they make

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From: steve zolezzi E-mail: Question/Comment: 9/10/15 - There is a nest on montauk hwy up in transformers guess they like it there because of heat from transformers take 109 to little east neck road past stop n shop make left on montauk hwy look up at transformers you will see the sticks they use for nesting on north side of 27a

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From: David E-mail: Question/Comment: 8/25/15 - I can confirm several sighting of Quaker Parrots in South Bellmore over the past several weeks. Generally in groups of 3 - 6. It was a beautiful sight, with sounds unlike any other birds we have had in our backyard.

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From: Karin E-mail: Question/Comment: 8/17/15 - have them in Massapequa! Two vet tech friends of mine told me i had them .., I saw them this morning ! How sweet­Y~?

From: RICH E-mail: Question/Comment: 8/19/15 - Hi, in the fall of 2014 I saw 3 parrots fly over my head in Massapequa and thought like others I was seeing things. Summer of 2015 I see them now quite often either in a compliment of 3 or 6. Moments ago I had 6 fly over my head and finally had to google the phenomenon to understand more about what I was seeing. Quite amazing that these birds survive through the winter considering their tropical origins. Will keep looking!

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From: Lisa Backinoff E-mail: Question/Comment: 8/13/15 - I have seen flocks of these beautiful green parrots over the summer here in Wantagh. Most recently Wednesday Night on the telephone wires near the canal in Mandalay Bay Section, they are beautiful!

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From: Iris E-mail: Wiskyrod@aol.xom Question/Comment: 7/30/15 - I saw three parrots by the telephone pole yesterday morning. And it seemed that one was being fed. They were so beautiful green colors This is in Merrick We also see a blue heron that comes around in the late evening to feed on worms in school yard

From: Paul Hill E-mail: Question/Comment: 7/30/15 - Went out the door to see what all the commotion was and a flock of parrots took off from the yard heading north. Stunning. It was about 8:30 am, Babylon Village.

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From: Lou McDanielg E-mail: Question/Comment: 7/12/15 - There is a large group of parrots in the town of Phoenix Il.

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From: Jennifer E-mail: Question/Comment: 7/5/15 - The parrots are my neighbors. Their nest is one block over and thee whole crew congregates in my trees once a day. They steal branches from all the trees at the local homes to continue building their castle. They just finished up here and are across the way now. They bring the Caribbean feeling right to the Harbor!

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From: Robin Stein E-mail: Question/Comment: 6/19/15 - Today was the first time I’ve seen them back since last year! Trying to eat nyjer seed. I have other feeders with regular seed, but they were persistent trying to eat the tiny nyjer seeds. :)

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From: AMS E-mail: Question/Comment: 6/6/15 - Five of these wonderful birds visited my neighbor’s birdfeeder on May 30, in Lindenhurst, N 6th St. We were able to get a good photo — take a look at Li Bird facebook.

From: Margaret R. E-mail: Question/Comment: 6/7/15 - Saw Lots of Colorful and noisy birds with large nests alongside lights for ball field at Baldwin Park N.Y.! Wow never saw so many wild Parrots or Parakeets before! 6/7/15

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Question/Comment: 4/27/15 - Today for the first time ever I saw a flock of wild parotts.her in Baldwin Harbor today. They are chatty birdsbirds..and the are pretty green!


Question/Comment: 4/27/15 - Today for the first time ever I saw a flock of wild parotts.her in Baldwin Harbor today. They are chatty birdsbirds..and the are pretty green!

From: Lyn Strasser E-mail: Question/Comment: 5/30/15 - The parrots have been making a home at the Lindenhurst Fireman’s Park. They are building large nests on the lighting system overlooking the baseball fields and in adjoining trees. If anyone wants to see one they are not hard to spot. They are all over the park.

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From: Adrien E-mail: Question/Comment: 4/27/15 - Today for the first time ever I saw a flock of wild parotts.her in Baldwin Harbor today. They are chatty birdsbirds..and the are pretty green!

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From: Eva Lashinsky E-mail: Question/Comment: 4/5/15 - I just came across your website, and it had the answer I was looking for…this parrots are really all over the South Shore of Long Island.I had seen and heard them for a few years crossing the sky to and from Newbridge Park in Bellmore. Last year I had 6 of them making a big nest on a utility pole by the front of my house.I saw them build that nest from just a few twigs to a nice little home for themselves. I thought they would go away for the winter, but they stayed and dealt with the weather just fine. Not only survived but added 3 more members to the family and are currently working hard, doing renovation by adding a second entrance to the nest, one twig at a time. They are a noisy bunch from dusk to down but they are also cute to watch working so hard and interacting with each other. They make me smile and I hope they don’t go away any time soon.

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From: Caroline E-mail: Question/Comment: 3/3/15 - My daughter in law & I saw at least 25 in the tree outside my dining room window about 1 pm in the afternoon on 1–28–15. It looked like someone hand decorated the tree with green & yellow ornaments, placed very carefully throughout the tree. Fantastic!

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From: Sandie E-mail: Question/Comment: 4/14/14 - There were 4 green quacker parrots on my front lawn this morning in west islip south of union

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From: Mike E-mail: Question/Comment: 8/5/14 - Hi. i found the page about the Quaker Parrots on the South Shore. I saw two at Baldwin Middle School today. There are some woods and a park bordering the property. They were high up on the power line (no lights) making noise, then when I approached they flew towards the trees in the woods.

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From: Ellen cuty E-mail: Question/Comment: 12/20/14 - I saw approximately 2 dozen this morning on George at west islip on a front lawn. I drove by then backed up to get a closer look pics & video. Amazing sighting!

From: Karen Minissale E-mail: Question/Comment: 12/27/14 - On 12/25/14, I was walking with my kids along East Shore Drive in Massapequa, when my son spotted several green parrots in a tree. Upon closer look, we counted over 40 birds clustered in the tree! I thought that maybe someone owned all of these birds and just let them out for a while as the birds did not get spooked when we approached. They didn’t mind us standing there, talking and taking photographs. We later came across about 15 other birds in another tree, about 1/4 mile from the first tree. My parents have lived in this neighborhood for over 45 years and had never seen or heard about these parrots until my son learned about them on your website yesterday.

From: Norma Segarra E-mail: Question/Comment: 12/30/14 - I have a whole flock that come to my suet feeders in Valley Stream! I’ve been living here for 25 years in a different area and had NO idea we had them here until we bought a house in a different neighborhood a year and a half ago. Once I had my own house, I could set up bird feeders. I first saw two a year ago October and was shocked and delighted! My brother said “oh, there’s a flock of them off of Central Avenue by the Church”. Didn’t see them again until a couple of months ago when first several of them showed up and one day the whole flock was in the huge tree next door. Now I regularly get a half dozen or more on my suet feeders. I love it!

From: Lisa D’Elia E-mail: Question/Comment: 1/10/15 - They have been nesting for years around the block from my parents house just west of the west islip high school. Today I caught a few photos of 9 of them.

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From: Julie Roberts E-mail: Question/Comment: 12/12/14 - 3 monk parrots stopped at my feeder this morning December 12th. I’m in Cedarhurst. They then spent most of the morning in a tree maybe 20 ft up.

From: Jim E-mail: Question/Comment: 12/13/14 - Seen 4 on three occassions. Once in my tree in August. On my garage early October. Funniest was last week. Dec 3, 2014. The four parrots were flying in formation across My yard. These were all sightings in 2014. I live in south merrick near merrick road.

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From: Leo Ferrando E-mail: Question/Comment: 11/14/14 - In Seamans neck park located in Seaford LI., there are hundreds of them! Giant nests on the baseball field lite poles. They often visit my two crab apple trees in my back yard for a bite to eat.

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From: Mara E-mail: Question/Comment: 10/12/14- Baldwin park large nests in all the baseball pole lighting platformsloud singing for the double header very happy bird families

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From: Janet Verdi E-mail: Question/Comment: 10/4/14 - Have been hearing loud squawking the past couple of mornings. This morning to my surprise there was a small flock of small parrots outside on the telephone wire. Very cool to see them in West Islip!

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From: Jim Finn E-mail: Question/Comment: 9/21/14 - There is a very large wild parrot nest on the utility pole corner of ripple water and South Bay drive in nassau shore Massapequa NY. Every morning they leave the nest shortly after sunrise. Odd sounding

From: Lisa Worme E-mail: Question/Comment: 9/25/14 - Spotted Wild Parrots in Massapequa NY on Broadway. Seven loud squawkers announced themselves and appeared to be considering taking up residence on an electrical pole outside a laundromat. One of them fussed for a while with a thin stick.

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From: Skip Della Porte E-mail: Question/Comment: 9/5/14 - PSE&G ripped down 3 large nest in Lindenhurst on Strong Ave, Montauk highway and off of Wellwood. They have moved to 2 large trees on either side of the Rivera canal in American Venice just off Montauk highway. I regularly have 10 or more on the wires across from my home on E Clearwater. They fly as a group and squawk as they do. Sounds like a rain forest. I love it.

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From: Michael Sequeira E-mail: Question/Comment: 8/18/14- There is a large nest on Ogden rd in west Islip with approximately 8 to 10 birds

From: Michelle E-mail: Question/Comment: 8/22/14 - We have about 25 parrots that have moved in to our backyard about toe weeks ago. We live in massapequa, south of Merrick toad in biltmore shores.

From: Alan Lapidus. 8–23–14 E-mail: Question/Comment: Just saw about a dozen of those green parrots fly right over my vehicle on a street about a block south of Merrick Rd. in Bellmore just adjacent to a Hess station. Thought I was still experiencing the after effects of the brown acid I took at Woodstock, but the guy in the car behind me stopped to look also (and I don’t remember seeing him during Jimi’s set) so I guess I wasn’t seeing things after all. Gives a whole new meaning to the word “anomaly”. A real tropical treat up here in snow country. Couple holder monkeys short of a trip to Costa Rica, but I’ll take it

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