Next Wild Brooklyn Parrot Safari: October 6, 2018

Hear ye, hear ye — all interested in inspecting the original wild parrot colony in Brooklyn, please join us on Saturday, October 6, at 11:00 AM. Location is Brooklyn College’s gate — on Campus Road at Hillel Place (just across the street from the Bene Coffee shop). ¬†Here’s a Google Map URL to the meeting place:’56.3%22N+73%C2%B056’57.6%22W/@40.632314,-73.9498885,154m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d40.6323143!4d-73.9493405

This safari is free (like the parrots).

If you’d like to attend this Safari, please send email to stephencarlbaldwin (at) 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).


For The Birds: The Story of Canada’s Largest Animal Rescue Endeavor – a film by Ben Life

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.

Buy the Brooklyn Parrots eBook

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 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).