Wild Monk Parakeets in Corpus Christie, Texas

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Texas is a long way from Brooklyn, but there’s news this week that the same kind of parrot (Myopisitta Monachus) we see in Kings County is making a strong showing in Corpus Christie, Texas. according to an article on the website of the Corpus Christie Caller Times. According to the article, the parrots have lived in Corpus Christie for the past 20 years.


Texas is no stranger to the Monk Parakeet. The state has had the bird on its official State Bird List since 1991, and the Audubon Society recently counted 445 in the state. Wild colonies have been reported in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and other localities.

The parrots’ penchant for nesting in electrical infrastructure has occasionally caused them to clash with utility company TXU, but the company, much to its credit, has sat down with bird groups and parrot fans to develop nest reduction/removal policies that are humane. TXU has even built tall steel alternative nest platforms to woo the parrots from building nests in live electrical infrastructure.

Texas is one of the best bird-watching states and it appears that the Monks have a strong future there.

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Wild Monk Parakeets in Corpus Christie Texas
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Wild Monk Parakeets in Corpus Christie Texas
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Texas is no stranger to the Monk Parakeet. The state has had the bird on its official State Bird List since 1991, and the Audubon Society recently counted 445 in the state.
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