NASSAU PARROTS


Cuban parrot, Nassau / New Providence (Melissa Maura)

THE PARROTS OF NASSAU


There are officially 2 distinct breeding populations of the Bahamian Cuban parrot subspecies: the unique underground-breeding Abaco Parrots; and the tree-nesting parrots of Inagua. To which, now add a very small population – currently around 15 – in Nassau on New Providence. You can read about these birds and the theories about there origin in the links below.

NASSAU PARROTS The Mysterious Parrots

NASSAU PARROTS The Parrots Revisited

NASSAU PARROTS Feeding Time   

All birds featured on this page were photographed on New Providence

Cuban parrot, Nassau / New Providence (Melissa Maura) Cuban parrot, Nassau / New Providence (Melissa Maura)

Map showing the main area of reported sightings over recent years. These were sporadic, but as birding interest has grown, coupled with the increased popularity of social media, observation and reporting have increased year-on-year. 

The red oval is the total area involved, save for occasional reports of outliers (mostly single birds). The orange area is the hotspot in east Nassau.

There is a now a busy public Facebook page BAHAMA PARROTS OF NASSAU LOCATOR 

Cuban parrot, Nassau / New Providence (Melissa Maura)

Cuban parrot, Nassau / New Providence (Neill Pritchard)Cuban parrot, Nassau / New Providence (Neill Pritchard)

Credits: Melissa Maura; Neill Pritchard; Art Magenta (cartoon)