We (BNT) continue to track the Bahama Parrots on Nassau. Although, Hurricane Irma did not directly impact New Providence, we did have gusty winds and trees were blown about and fruit may have fallen on the ground. Bahama Parrots feed on gum elemi berries ,guineps, palm fruits and would also be attracted to mangos and other fruits that we humans enjoy.
In the past the Bahama Parrots have been seen frequently in the Eastern end of the island but recently we assume that they have been visiting other areas as they have been conspicuously absent from the East. Those of us who live in the East have missed their early morning calls during their flyovers.
The BNT created the Bahama Parrots on Nassau Locator Facebook page to track the parrots and to identify the areas where they are finding food and shelter. The last sighting for September was posted on the 7th from the Johnson Road area. We would like to encourage everyone who is seeing the parrots to join the group and post your sightings. Pictures are always great but not necessary for your posts.
Help us keep track of our Nassau Parrots. Join the Facebook page – Bahama Parrots of Nassau Locator.