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There are many types of parakeets seen in North America. Some are becoming quite common, such as the Mitred Parakeet that is seen in Miami, Florida or the Green Parakeet found in McAllen, Texas. Today parakeets are found throughout California, Arizona, Texas, Florida and some are even found in New York City. These bird species are social in nature, where you find one there are probably more. These birds are more often heard than seen. By nature they tend to stay hidden in the leaves of large trees and are camouflaged by their green plumage.

Parakeets that may be seen in North America are the Black-hooded Parakeet, Blossom-headed Parakeet, Blue-crowned Parakeet, Dusky-headed Parakeet,Green Parakeet, Hispaniolan Parakeet, Mitred Parakeet, Monk Parakeet, Orange-chinned Parakeet, Red-masked Parakeet, Rose-ringed Parakeet, White-winged Parakeet and Yellow-chevroned Parakeet. None of these birds are native to North America and the Carolina Parakeet was the only native bird to the continent but it became extinct, because of overhunting, at the turn of the 20th century.

Click on the bird images or names to see pictures of Parakeets

References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database This site provides the user with a complete list of bird species, broken down per country, or in the example of the US or Canada, per state and province. Here, bird species names are available in other languages, a great asset to be used as a translation of foreign bird names.

ABA - American Birding Association This site represents an organization that maintains official records of all birds species that have been proven to have been seen inside the perimeters of the North American Continent and the surrounding bodies of water. Regular revised versions are posted to keep the bird list current at all times. This is the list used by all serious birders over their lifetime. You may be aware of the movie called the "Big Year". It was with this list that all the competing birders used in an attempt to set a new record as to how many bird species that could be seen by an individual birder in one calendar year.

I hope you will take advantage of these suggested websites. I have used each of them, in one way or another, throughout the years in my quest to better identify and understand our fine feathered friends.

Classic Collection of North American Birds