Wild Parrots in Bakersfield & Kern County California

Are there any wild parrots in Bakersfield, or in the wider Kern County, California?

Kern County covers over 8,000 square miles in area and well over 400 species of birds have been recorded throughout the county.

But how many parrots have been recorded in Kern County and Bakersfield, and are these birds just escapees, or is there a population of wild parrots in this part of California?

If you’re hoping to see any wild parrots in Bakersfield or Kern County, CA, I have disappointing news: there are none.

While the occasional escapee is recorded, there are no wild populations of any parrot species in this part of California.