Harlingen parrots featured on cable TV show

Harlingen TMs red-crowned parrots are in the spotlight this week.

Birding Adventures TV on FOX Sports Net Southwest is featuring the Rio Grande Valley birds this Thursday afternoon.

The parrots are threatened by habitat destruction and collectors in Mexico.

It TMs not clear whether or not the Harlingen population is native or just descendents of escaped household pets but there are many colonies in local parks.

The Harlingen Convention & Visitors Bureau reported that several local volunteers helped film crews locate colonies of the birds.

The program airs on Thursday, January 28th at 3:30 p.m.

FOX Sports Net Southwest airs on Channel 63 on Time Warner Cable, Channel 416 on DISH TV and Channel 643 on Direct TV.

Click here to go to the Birding Adventures TV website