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Parrot Bloggers
Personal online journals of parrot
specialists from around the world.

Mike Bowles & Loretta Erickson

Where did they come from?

Parrot Blogger: Mike Bowles & Loretta Erickson | Nov 07, 2006

Wild parrots have been documented in California since the 1960s, but how did they get here?  There are several local urban legends on that subject and the same stories always seem to crop up wherever parrots are found.  Some of these urban legends edge on absurdity, like…

       -  The wild...

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Toa Kyle

Another nest, more starving nestlings

Parrot Blogger: Toa Kyle | Nov 03, 2006

We’ve located our sixth active nest for the season though it comes with a certain melancholy.  This nest was active in 2005 too but failed due to flooding (yet another low quality open crown motacu snag).  That a pair would return to this low quality nest in 2006 is curious but old habits die hard...

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Toa Kyle

A busy October

Parrot Blogger: Toa Kyle | Oct 21, 2006

Back from a busy three weeks in the field.  October is usually our busiest month in terms of monitoring nests and this year is no exception.  We are currently following the progress of four nests, three of which have chicks and one that is incubating.  I spent my time at 7 islas where amazingly all...

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Mike Bowles & Loretta Erickson


Parrot Blogger: Mike Bowles & Loretta Erickson | Oct 17, 2006

Photographing the wild parrots of Southern California ( is a challenge and a joy—a mysterious puzzle with ever changing twists and turns where each season leads to an exciting new discovery.  It’s an action-packed, fun-filled world where wild parrots have become distant friends...

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