WESLACO — Local red-crowned parrots and green parakeets have a few more nesting options as the Weslaco Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Mid Valley class this week mounted habitat boxes for the birds at Valley Nature Center.
Entries in Aratinga holochlora - Green Parakeet (6)
The international pet trade is likely second only to habitat reduction as the biggest threat facing parrots in the wild. With 22 native parrot species, Mexico is at the forefront of the battle to save its iconic birds from becoming commodities of the pet trade. Early signs suggest it is winning the war.
Texas is a great destination if you like to see parrots.