Earlier this month I visited Acapulco, MX. I wasn't there for birding, but I had several opportunities to look for birds around me . There was a small flock of Orange-fronted Parakeets that could be seen throughout the day. It seemed like every morning I got up around 7:15 am to find them flying from where they were roosting, and then I'd see them at least once throughout the day.
We have several species of parakeets in Florida, all escaped pets. To my knowledge the only place where this species can be found in the U.S. is in the Miami area. So it was nice to see some of Mexico's resident wild population. Orange-fronted Parakeets are found in lowlands and foothills of western Mexico down to Costa Rica. They can be seen in forest canopy and edges, open woodlands, and even in trees along city streets. They feed on seeds, flowers, fruits and invertebrates.
These birds were pure delight to watch. Their noisy interactions, particularly in the morning, I found delightful. Their playful and social behavior was also fun to observe. At times they seemed genuinely affectionate with each other.