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Kate Peters

Milpitas, CA

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Dec 26, 2009
 
Hello!
I am a naturalist and I have an idea to start a study on the range and distribution of the sunnyvale parrots! I would greatly appreciate it if anyone who has ever seen the parrots could send in the approximate date and most importantly the location where they have seen the parrots! This way I can construct a map of the range of these parrots, and in the future study how quickly they expand their territory!

Thanks!
Lisa W

Sunnyvale, CA

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Dec 30, 2009
 
They fly over and appear to "hang out" near the Sunnyvale Orchard Supply and old Cherry Orchards in Sunnvale, near El Camino and Mathilda/Sunnyvale-Saratoga Rd. area. They still fly over our house, near El Camino and Mary/Bernardo area, every week or so and hang out in the big trees in the area. I get all excited when I hear their squawks; I have been following them and enjoying them for years!
Renee

Pacifica, CA

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#3
Dec 30, 2009
 
I see them twice monthly in a tree on The Dalles. They don't stay long(at Serra Park, by the city well) and only once (thankfully) in a tree on Nisqually. OSH at Sunnyvale Ave is their home it seems they are always there when I am at the store
Renee

Pacifica, CA

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#4
Dec 30, 2009
 
oh and about 30 years ago I saw a pair fly by my hotel window at the beach in Santa Cruz. One remembers the first time you see them where you shouldn't see them
Sno

Sunnyvale, CA

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Jan 4, 2010
 

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Kate Peters wrote:
Hello!
I am a naturalist and I have an idea to start a study on the range and distribution of the sunnyvale parrots! I would greatly appreciate it if anyone who has ever seen the parrots could send in the approximate date and most importantly the location where they have seen the parrots! This way I can construct a map of the range of these parrots, and in the future study how quickly they expand their territory!
Thanks!
We continue to sell parakeets and parrots in pet stores, and they are unaltered, let go, and can become this nuisance. They don't belong here. Yet, no one cares.

Then we have ferrets, who are altered, cannot breed, and cannot survive in the wild, yet they're illegal and cops come take them away and put them to sleep in California.

Time to leave California before the ferrets learn to ride the backs of ferrets and kill us all.
Julio

Hayward, CA

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#6
Jan 4, 2010
 
I have been told that the parrots are actually Mitred Conures and a large flock roosts in Las Palmas park. They seem to prefer the palm trees in the children's playground and gather in large numbers (30-40) in the late afternoon. Recent pictures can be seen at:
http://www.pbase.com/juliom/city_parks
Stefan

Menlo Park, CA

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#7
Mar 16, 2010
 
They are hanging out in the tree outside my girlfriend's apartment right now (1:30pm 03/16) http://maps.google.com/maps...
Ron

Sunnyvale, CA

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#8
Mar 20, 2010
 
I've noticed the birds for years in trees behind Orchard Supply Hardware. The trees they frequented, behind what looks like condos or apts, have been removed, I assume because of the noise, which was loud and steady. Now the birds hang out across the street by Toys R Us in several eucalypus trees. I've heard then as far north as Iowa and Sunset, both flying by and in trees, though have not noticed them in Washington Park. Would love to follow your findings; would you provide a link?
Jeff

United States

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#9
Apr 11, 2010
 
There is also a flock which lives in Midtown Palo Alto, in some trees at a church off of Middlefield. It's not as many birds as Sunnyvale, but they've been here for quite a while.
melania

Sunnyvale, CA

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#11
Sep 18, 2010
 
i live on hollenbeck ave. i see them and hear them a lot. they hang out a lot in los palmas park, and they roost in the palm trees. they usually fly around in the morning and then again in the evening. i have seen them close up in my backyard eating my apples and pears.
Jeff

Daly City, CA

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#12
Sep 18, 2010
 
We live near Cherry Chase school (Bernardo and Grape) in Sunnyvale and usually see the parrots a few times a month. They stop by and eat the berries from the trees on the street, mostly in spring/summer.
justin

Sunnyvale, CA

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#13
Sep 20, 2010
 
the Sunnyvale parrots. i remember seeing the parrots 4 years ago around old San Fransisco road and Wolf. then as i recall about 2 years ago over by circuit city which is now sprouts, over on El Camino and Sunnyvale Saratoga.
susan

Sunnyvale, CA

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#14
Oct 15, 2010
 
they have been recently hanging out in the trees for the past three days, on Mango between Knickerbocker and Remington, across from Sunnyvale Middle School
Holly

San Jose, CA

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#15
Jan 17, 2011
 
We have been seeing and hearing one Mitred/Cherry Headed Conure flying around the Evergreen district of San Jose. It lands in the backyard Eucalyptus trees to apparently eat the blooms, or the pod under the blooms. The location is near Nieman and Golden Dew Circle - the biggest feature nearby this residential area is Evergreen Valley Community College.
Jason Kendle

Palo Alto, CA

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#16
Mar 11, 2011
 
I see a flock of maybe 60 or more Parrots at my apartment complex, every day.
They are at the Thomas Jefferson Apartment complex on Mary Ave and Evelyn Ave, behind the 7-11.
I see them every day
Jodie Fatass

San Francisco, CA

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#17
Apr 10, 2011
 
I seen them pairrats around my home but they don't fly much. I saw them at the Hotel Sunnyvale also.
danc

Sunnyvale, CA

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#18
Jun 7, 2011
 
I just saw a flock of about 20 or so parrots at Ortega Park in Sunnyvale. They were very loud and all flew up into a tree near us. I did not have my binoculars so I tried to move in for a closer look and they flew away (thought I was under attack!).
Spark

Sunnyvale, CA

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#19
Jul 2, 2011
 
The parrots fly over my home on Iris ave near Wolfe a few times a week. A week or so ago, I saw them in the trees at Ponderosa park.
Shoes

San Jose, CA

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#20
Jul 14, 2011
 
I see them often in the trees in the Apple parking lots at DeAnza/Mariani in Cupertino.
Ron

Sunnyvale, CA

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#22
Jul 15, 2011
 
I think they fly around now in smaller groups (there must be more than 50 by now). A small group fewer than 10)flies by my neighborhood (just south of Washington Park) every evening about 6 pm. They don't ever stop, just squawk a lot as they passs overhead.

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