Wild Lilac-crowned Parrot

Wild Parrots of San Diego

Wild Lilac-crowned Parrots (Amazona finschi) of San Diego

On a recent road trip to San Diego – Coronado Island I came out of my hotel and there were 6 Wild Parrots in the tree squawking up a storm.   Unfortunately I was on my way to work and did not have time for photos.  That evening at dinner I asked our waitress, Cara – a local, about the Parrots, with the help of Cara’s friends, facebook, ebird the search was on.  I spent the next few days looking, more listening, for the Wild Parrots on Coronado and the Point Loma area.   Then on my last day I found at least 20 hanging out in the Eucalyptus trees but they soon were gone.  Then I found another 6 living in some Palm Trees near the bay.  I spent the next several hours taking photos, what a great experience.

Wild Lilac-crowned Parrots Photo Gallery – High Resolution

Brad R Lewis

Brad R Lewis

I am a wildlife / bird photographer and day hiker with a passion for birds based in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can find my photos on numerous websites and birding guides as well as social media sites such as Google+ and Facebook.