Best Parrot Websites List & Resources


Related Pages

  • 8 Species of Parrots around Campus – Walter Piper gives a description of the flock at Chapman University in Orange, California.
  • Parrot Project of Bakersfield – Alison Sheehey’s research on the largest flock of Rose-ringed Parakeets in North America, photos and links.
  • Alien Species in Hawaii: – This site has information and maps of the distribution of exotics in Hawaii.
  • The Beauty Queens of the Asian Parakeets – Linda Greeson an aviculturalist wrote this all text resource on Indian Ringnecks.
  • BIRDS AUSTRALIA PARROT ASSOCIATION – Established in 1996 to promote conservation, research, and management of wild parrots and cockatoos in Australasia. This is a group of researchers studying parrots in Australasia as well as many other parrot enthusiasts, both bird watchers and aviculturists.
  • The Complete Lexicon of Parrots – Online resource describing all known parrots and parakeets. Text and photos.
  • Hyde Park Parakeets, Chicago – Site describes the feral Monk Parakeets in Chicago.
  • Erik’s Monk Parakeet Page – A research project on monk parakeets in Texas.
  • For the Birds and More – Bakersfield store operated by Sherry Parker. Sherry generously let me photograph her birds for this project. She sells birds and bird supplies.
  • The Monk Parakeet – This site describes the population of monk parakeets at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.
  • Monk Parakeets in North America – This site is written and maintained by Kathleen Carr, a researcher and authority on Monk Parakeets. She intends to provide an ongoing, real-time survey of feral Monk Parakeet colonies in North America, using information from volunteer citizen-scientists and to provide an online resource about Monk Parakeets and related topics
  • Monk Parakeet:  The Birds of North America, No. 322, 1998 -A page from the birds of North America.
  • Nest Box Aviary: Indian Ringnecks – An aviculturalists page describing the Rose-ringed Parakeet with a link to a page with photos of the various color mutations.
  • The California Parrot Project – The parent organization of the Parrot Projects of Los Angeles and Bakersfield. Information on naturalized flocks in Los Angeles, and an identification page on wild parrots and parakeets. 
  • Net Pets: Indian Ringneck – An aviculturalists reference page describing Psittacula krameri manillensis
  • The Pet Parrot Page -This site has many pages describing parrots and parakeets.
  • Quakerville.com – A site dedicated to educating the public about the Quaker “Monk” Parakeet both in the wild and captivity. Includes nice pictures, an audio page, and links to backyard parrot sites.
  • Ringnecked Parakeets and their Mutations – A short description of the range of color mutations in the captive Rose-ringed Parakeet.
  • The Wild Bird Cam – This Internet feeder camera occasionally has monk parakeets. See pictures of them in the archives section.
  • Wild Parrots of San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill – The site for the wild parrots of San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill, with much information provided by Mark Bittner, who was the caretaker and recorder from 1993-99, of the life of this feral flock of mostly Cherry-Headed Parakeets. The site includes daily sightings, historical information, articles, photos, “other flock” sightings, and more.” Read a transcript of a CNN report on the flock here.
  • Wild Quakers! – some photos of Feral Monk Parakeets
  • World Parrot Trust – A non-profit group formed in 1989 to work exclusively for the survival and welfare of all parrots.

Other Parrot Research

  • Feral Parrot Populations in San Francisco – Joe Morlan’s page describes the naturalized parrots of San Francisco. 
  • Wild Parrots of San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill – The site for the wild parrots of San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill, with much information provided by Mark Bittner, who was the caretaker and recorder from 1993-99, of the life of this feral flock of mostly Cherry-Headed Conures (Parakeets). The site includes daily sightings, historical information, articles, photos, “other flock” sightings, and more.” Read a transcript of a CNN report on the flock here.
  • Project Parakeet – A doctoral study of the Rose-ringed Parakeets of Great Britain by Christopher Butler.
  • Alien Species in Hawaii: – This site has information and maps of the distribution of exotics in Hawaii.
  • Hyde Park Parakeets, Chicago – The site describes the feral Monk Parakeets in Chicago.
  • Erik’s Monk Parakeet Page – A research project on monk parakeets in Texas.
  • The Monk Parakeet – This site describes the population of monk parakeets at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.
  • Monk Parakeets in North America – This site is written and maintained by Kathleen Carr, a researcher and authority on Monk Parakeets. She intends to provide an ongoing, real-time survey of feral Monk Parakeet colonies in North America, using information from volunteer citizen-scientists and to provide an online resource about Monk Parakeets and related topics. 
  • Foundation Dutch Parrot Refuge –  A refuge and sanctuary for  2.200 parrots. research in Active research on how to prevent illness in flocks as well as natural behavior.
  • Peach-faced Lovebird – A webpage discussing the naturalized Peach-faced Lovebirds in Arizona with range Expansion Data in Greater Phoenix, Arizona Area.

Parrot Information

  • The Complete Lexicon of Parrots – Online resource describing all known parrots and parakeets. Text and photos.
  • Monk Parakeet – Excerpt from the Birds of North America.
  • The Pet Bird Page – Information on many parrots. Pages with photos and descriptions.
  • Quakerville.com – A site dedicated to educating the public about the Quaker “Monk” Parakeet both in the wild and captivity. Includes nice pictures, an audio page, and links to backyard parrot sites.
  • The Parrot Pages – A Home for Avian Information. They have over 1600 parrot related links.
  • The Amazona Society – An international organization of aviculturists with headquarters in the United States of America serving as the voice of companion Amazon parrot owners and breeders.
  • Parrot Chronicles.com – An online magazine about pet parrots.

Parrot Conservation

  • BIRDS AUSTRALIA PARROT ASSOCIATION – Established in 1996 to promote conservation, research, and management of wild parrots and cockatoos in Australasia. This is a group of researchers studying parrots in Australasia as well as many other parrot enthusiasts, both bird watchers and aviculturists.
  • CITES – Site of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
  • What is CITES – A question and answer page on the CITES by the American Federation of Aviculture.
  • RARE Center for Tropical Conservation – RARE works to conserve the endangered endemic birds of the Caribbean (esp. parrots) and now has bird-related projects worldwide.
  • World Parrot Trust – A non-profit group formed in 1989 to work exclusively for the survival and welfare of all parrots.

Birding Links

  • Western Birder – Birding resource for the western U.S. and Canada.
  • Kern Audubon Society – Home Chapter Rose-ringed Parakeets of Bakersfield
  • Los Angeles Audubon Society – One of the largest chapters. Check out their bookstore.
  • Pasadena Audubon Society – Home to the largest population of naturalized parrots and Karen Mabb’s research. PAS was the original home for the Parrot Project.
  • Nature Ali – Learn about Kern County wildlife and other natural resources.
  • California Birding – Joe Morlan’s pages on birding in California, a fantastic resource for every lister – every county has its own page.
  • Where Do You Want To Go Birding Today – Tina McDonald’s fantastic site with bird information and links to many sites.

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