Have you ever seen a flock of tropical birds flying around an urban area, along with the grackles and pigeons? Were they bright green?! Well what you most likely saw was a flock of Monk Parakeets, or Quaker Parrots. While these birds hail from South America (Argentina to be more specific), their brilliant and alluring color has turned heads throughout the globe. How they came to inhabit Austin in mystery to most but it's a real treat to catch a glimpse of one when you're least expecting to.
We Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is an experimental documentary that was produced for the University of Texas' class East Austin Stories, a course that focuses on the people, culture, history (and tropical bird populations) of east Austin.
Produced by: Lily Angelle, Joel Mize & Shannon Mcknight
Director: Lily Angelle
Animatiton: Joel Mize
Editors: Lily Angelle, Joel Mize & Shannon Mcknight