Next month we’re going to change things up a bit – we’ll be holding our monthly wild parrot safari at Green-Wood Cemetery. So if you’re interested in seeing and learning about the parrots, please join us on Saturday, November 3rd, at 11:00 AM at 25th Street and 5th Avenue in Brooklyn. This location is convenient for public transportation riders – just take the R train to the 25th Street Stop and walk a block east (uphill).
We’ll meet right outside the Cemetery’s main entrance (there are a couple of steel benches that make for a nice waiting area). Here are Google Maps coordinates: https://goo.gl/maps/fbYAvoAr5WQ2
If you’d like to attend this Safari, please send email to stephencarlbaldwin (at) gmail.com. This way, I know how many folks to expect and can notify you in advance if the safari must be cancelled for some reason (e.g. bad weather).
I had the recent pleasure of meeting WCBS News Radio88 reporter Mike Sugerman and relating to him the strange tale of the wild parrots of Brooklyn. The result is a very nice story on the “boids” posted to WCBS’ site today. Check it out at:
What happens when a well-intended effort to provide refuge for hundreds of abandoned, abused, and displaced birds falls apart due to the refuge owner’s death?
Ben Life’s film tells the story of a how a heart-breaking situation was ultimately averted by the heroic efforts of a team of volunteers participating in what would become known as Canada’s largest animal rescue effort.
If you’re feeling pessimistic these days about the human race, watch Ben’s film.
I recently had the opportunity to give a talk for Phoenix Landing — an all-volunteer organization dedicated to the well-being of parrots that’s based in Asheville, North Carolina. During the Q&A, a gentleman in the audience asked me where he could find my book, and I then realized that it’s almost impossible to find it, unless one goes to Amazon.com and types “brooklyn parrots” into the search bar. So here’s a direct link to the one and only Brooklyn Parrots FAQ, authored by yours truly. It’s electronic (I may do a hard copy version in the future but this will have to do for now), priced at a rock-bottom $4.99, and available now. If you’d like to support my free safaris in Brooklyn, buying the book will help (just click on the image).