Just one more Monk Parakeet post this week. This one—like the others—is the result of a tip from one of my readers. This time a pair of the green birds were seen in a tall tree near Manderville Lane in Dallas, Texas.

I stopped by to investigate at my first opportunity, but unfortunately I did not see any parakeets while I was there.

I did not leave empty-handed, though. The area here appears to be some kind of failed development effort. There is a nice road with lots of parking places and plenty of sidewalks. But there are no buildings—just vacant lots.

Across the way, just on the other side of the DART rail, is a well wooded golf course and country club. In between the two is the obligatory electrical substation.

Monk Parakeet - Pioneers

That is where I began my search for parakeets and that is where I found the first evidence of their activities. There in the midst of all the metal girders was a lone parakeet nest constructed from the signature uniform twigs.

There is another well established Monk Parakeet colony just across Central Expressway near the end of the Northhaven Trail. I documented that site several month ago: Monk Parakeet – Northaven Trail. It is possible that some of those birds have ventured away to pioneer a new homestead here at Manderville Lane.

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Monk Parakeet - Pioneers

Monk Parakeet - Pioneers

Observations Details

County Dallas Dallas - Manderville Lane
City Dallas
Date Sep 22, 2013
Time of Day Midmorning
Temperature Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Commercial-Industrial/Warehouse
Type of Behavior Nesting
Gender Mixed
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Monk Parakeet Observation Location