While there are populations of escaped parrots and parakeets that are found in various locations around the U.S., wild populations of native species are only found in very southern locations. I found these Green Parakeets yesterday in McAllen, TX . Populations of Green Parakeets are also found in Florida and California. The Green Parakeet found in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas is thought to “occur naturally in South Texas” according to the Texas Breeding Bird Atlas.
While they like to associate with others of their kind they are rather fussy, getting into disputes with others. And do they have raucous calls! This is especially true when there are close to 500 Green Parakeets like I found, what a racket they made. Just play the short video clip below to hear their calls and see their numbers all along several levels of utility lines.