The extinct Carolina Parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis) once was part of the Arkansas avifauna. The first two reports of the species in what is now Arkansas were made in 1673 and 1718 by early French explorers. The remaining records are from the 1800s when parakeets were found in nearly all parts of the state, often in abundance. The last literature reference for the species still definitely occurring in Arkansas pertains to birds present in the summer of 1885 along the White River at Newport
McKinley, Daniel and James, Douglas A.
"Summary Account of the Carolina Parakeet in Arkansas,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 38
, Article 18.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol38/iss1/18