Daily Archives: July 23, 2008

RIDGEFIELD: Monk parakeets


A lot of people have heard of the monk parakeets of Edgewater or Fort Lee, but far fewer are aware of a colony in the Meadowlands, above the railroad tracks on a bridge along Railroad Avenue.

You'll hear their racket before you see them.  They have been in Ridgefield for a several years, and are likely descendants of escaped birds.  They're also called quaker parrots.

Read more about monk parakeets here.