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.

One thought on “RIDGEFIELD: Monk parakeets

  1. nick rinaldi

    hey why not, carolina parakeets were killed off early last century so its cool to see a different parakeet species start to make a home here. yeah its an invasive species but nicer to look at than a starling at least.


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