A bit of news regarding the Monk Parakeets of Ridgefield.
Bill Boyle of the New Jersey Bird Records Committee reports:
"At the Spring 2008 meeting [last month], the committee voted to add Monk Parakeet to the New Jersey State List. The population in Bergen County, which has been present for many years, has been growing and spreading and is unlikely to be extirpated by natural causes."
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Boyle writes: "A second, smaller colony exists in Middlesex County. The committee would be interested in learning of other nesting colonies that exist outside these areas now or in the future."
Ridgefield has a thriving colony of 30 Monk Parakeets. Click here for a video and previous posts of the Ridgefield parakeets.
Link to an article on Monk Parkeets in New Jersey is here.