A little over twenty years ago, Humphreys Half Moon Inn welcomed our first avian friends to take up permanent residence. Parrots have since become as associated with Humphreys as Shelter Island sunsets and tropical drinks, and if you love chatty visitors, you’ve come to the right place.
Our Birds’ Background
Gregarious and exotic, it’s not clear where exactly San Diego’s parrot population migrated from. One theory says Northern Mexico, another that the current crop descends from hundreds of escaped or released birds from across California. Either way, the wild parrots of San Diego stay here year round—and we can’t blame them. Their excellent choice of location has much to do with the food supply: San Diego’s tropical terrain means seeds, fruit and nectar everywhere. Sadly, the large population means that many domestic parrots end up without homes, and are in danger of animal control.
Zazu enjoying the sunny San Diego day.
Humphreys’ Family of Parrots
Humphreys Half Moon Inn’s avian residents are part of the unique charm of our Shelter Island hotel. Greet our feathered friends when you’re here, and enjoy their cheerful dispositions.