When you hear and see the parrots of L.A. 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. At the Moore Lab, our team launched the Free-flying Los Angeles Parrot Project, 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 in Los Angeles they mingle, hybridize, and roost together!
We’ll be following the parrots to a popular roosting site in west San Gabriel Valley. Meet us at 5585 Rosemead Blvd. in Temple City, CA 91780 (CVS parking lot).
Let us know you'll be there by sending us a RSVP on Eventbrite. Bring your binoculars. We'll have some to share along with some roast at the roost (coffee)!
Learn more about the Free-flying Los Angeles Parrot Project here, and follow along and participate on iNaturalist! Consider supporting FLAPP by donating to student research.