Wild Parrots, Macaws of Florida

Wild macaws eating walnuts and peanuts at a bird feeder. A special thank you goes to the homeowners who made this video possible.

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  1. They don’t compete with wild birds. They mostly live in the suburbs eating from bird feeders and all the fancy exotic ornamental plants that people plant in their yards which wild birds don’t really do. They’re city birds.

  2. They aren’t an invasive species. They don’t eat local plants. They mostly get by eating on ornamental plants that aren’t natural to the area and they live in places where most wild birds wouldn’t live.

  3. There is a bird message board “Avian Avenue”. The homeowner just gave the information you are looking for. Check the web for Avian Avenue, and you will find it.

  4. Just curious if anyone knows if there have been any studies done on the impacts of the wild large parrots, such as macaws to the native species in the area? I know they’re non-native, but are they invasive? I am assuming the shear volume of food they need would make them invasive, but I’d like to read up on any studies that have been done, if anyone has any recomendations for reading material.

  5. go to south florida west palm beach fort lauderdale miami and key west all those have parrots and other rain forest animals

  6. It’s in the Miami area. Once a year in December, the Audubon society has a “Miami Exotics Field Trip” which includes these and other wild parrots.

  7. Might I ask where in Florida this was? I’m guessing somewhere near a major airport… (just curious.. I’d love to come see “wild” macaws, but I can’t afford a trip to the rainforest! XD)

  8. i hate south florida wild life association there very ignorant they kill any animal they see

  9. you have to realize that these are so called feral parrots. They are the result of escaped pets over the years and these feral colonies are the result. Just like some places have feral cat colonies or feral packs of dogs, some of the warmer climates have feral parrot flocks.

  10. You’re missing the point the video is beautiful because their free and happy. You don’t see this in the world often because people like you see dollar bills flying instead. Don’t kill beauty with greed. This mentality is the number one reason that all parrots seem to disappear from the world. Cheers.

  11. I live in Florida. I see them all the time…. You dont have them there?

  12. I don’t know why anybody would shoot these beautiful birds. They are such a beautiful sight. I agree, leave them alone!

  13. In the mid 80s while living in Key Largo, we had 3, parents and a young blue and gold, that would fly north in the morning and south in the evening. We could tell them by their calls. They foraged in an empty lot nextdoor in the palms. The parents were shot, the young one was alone and he would call constantly, and did so until we left. Very sad. Leave them alone to be beautiful and to thrive.

  14. you should catch them a sell me 2 ship them to califirnia can u

  15. Thank you to the wonderful people feeding these beautiful B&G’s…
    Amazing how they can adapt to different environments.