Join the Moore Lab of Zoology to see if we can follow the flock!
When you hear and see the parrots of Los Angeles do you ever wonder where they’re headed? Roosting sites are a wonderful way to observe a flock of parrots and parakeets gather during winter evenings. We launched the Free-flying Los Angeles Parrot Project (FLAPP), where we’re looking closely at the DNA of Red-crowned Parrots and Lilac-crowned Parrots and collecting community science observations along the way. Native to opposite coasts of Mexico, the Red-crowned Parrots and Lilac-crowned Parrots never meet but here in the city they mingle, hybridize, and roost together!
Give us a heads up you'll be joining our group by sending us a RSVP on Eventbrite. Bring your binoculars, and we'll also have some to share. All ages welcome.
We’ll be following the parrots to a popular roosting site in west San Gabriel Valley. Meet us at 5339 Rosemead Blvd. in Temple City, CA 91776 (near Kahlua Apartments, please be mindful we'll be viewing parrots in a residential area). GPS coordinates: 34.096601, -118.073562.
There's street parking all along Rosemead Blvd. (directly near the roosting area with limited spots), and parking lots of TS Emporium, Office Depot, The Hat, and Super A Foods. Parking at some of these businesses will be about a 2-minute walk to the main roosting area after you cross Broadway.
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