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A mix of severe hurricanes, habitat loss and poaching have taken a heavy toll on Cayman’s native parrots.
Four colorful Cayman parrots were released into the wild at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park Colour Garden on Saturday.
Two remarkable Honduran parrots have proved to be invaluable family members bringing joy and comfort to two households in East End. “Billy,” who for 14 years was a fun, loyal companion to 89-year-old Eleanor McLaughlin until her passing, is bringing that same bird joy to her sister Pearlina Christian some two years later.
The recent launch of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands’ Land Reserve Fund campaign will focus on conservation of dry forest land.
This time of year is a great time to spot some northern visitors joining the native birds in the Sister Islands.
The National Trust purchased 131 acres of wetlands across the Cayman Islands during a year-long campaign in 2015 and is now turning its attention to buying and protecting the dry forest habitat of Cayman’s parrots.