SAN DIEGO – Two more green-cheeked amazon parrots were found dead in Point Loma, animal officials said Tuesday. They’re among a half dozen parrots found with fatal wounds believed to be from a pellet gun.
The two newest birds, found near All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Point Loma on Easter Sunday, will be sent for necropsies Wednesday, San Diego County Animal Services Deputy Director Daniel E. DeSousa said. A total of seven parrots were found dead in San Diego County since mid-February.
Animal officials will continue their investigation into who is killing the wild parrots.
“Our animal control officer has canvassed the neighborhood but no tips have been able to pinpoint a suspect,” DeSousa said.
Anyone with information is asked to call animal service’s lieutenant’s line at 619-767-2740 or 24-hour hotline at 619-236-2341.
PETA has offered a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the parrot hunter.