If you’ve ever lost a beloved parrot, you know how agonizing the searching and waiting can be. A handy site, ParrotAlert.com, launched in 2011, uses cutting-edged Web-based mapping technology and crowd-sourcing to help people report and find their lost/stolen parrots.
You don’t have to own or have lost a parrot to become a member (which is free). But the more members there are, the greater the likelihood that a lost bird will be spotted, geo-located, recovered, and make its way back to its original owner.
So far ParrotAlert.com has has 11683 registered “eyes and ears” in the U.S. Another 18,000 folks have registered across the globe. The more people join, the more effective it becomes. As of October 2017, more than a thousand parrots have been found using the site.
So if you care about the plight of lost parrots and the humans who grieve over them, please hop over to ParrotAlert.com and register as a “lost parrot spotter.”
The site’s founders have recently launched an additional site for lost pets that aren’t parrots: CritterAlert.com.