A pair of Lovebirds visited the habitat today. They are pretty birds - look like mini parrots. They are also very noisy.
Lovebirds are not native to Arizona - they actually live in Africa. As the story goes, two lovebirds that were pets escaped from their owners whom resided in Pinal County, which adjoins Maricopa County where Phoenix is located. These two birds supposedly populated the area with their offspring and thus the birds that visited the habitat today are descendants of the escapees.
LOVE. . .BIRDS know no boundaries.