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News, The Snitch Being a San Francisco Wild Parrot Ain't Easy

Being a San Francisco Wild Parrot Ain't Easy

San Francisco's famous colony of wild parrots has never been bigger -- or harder-up -- according to a much-circulated A.P. article. The personable, striking birds made famous by the film The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill and its birdman subject Mark…
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News, The Apologist

A Perch With a View

Over the past few years, people the world over have been introduced to the story of the Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: the group of redheaded conures native to South America that use the leafy Monterey cypress trees on Telegraph…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Wildlife Spot

Telegraph Hill The Greenwich Steps, Greenwich above Montgomery Thanks to the unexpected success of Mark Bittner's lovely memoir The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill and Judy Irving's captivating, nationally distributed documentary of the same name, tourists will soon be flocking…
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Calendar, Night&Day Up in the Air, Mr. Birdman

Up in the Air, Mr. Birdman

It isn't easy for people to believe that Telegraph Hill is home to a flock of wild parrots, but the birds do exist -- in fact, there are about 130 of them. Some skepticism remains, however, about the parrot guy.…
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Film, Reel World

The Bad Sleep Well

Film buffs seeking a choice for governor beyond Schwarzenegger, porn actress Mary Carey, and Larry Flynt (The People vs. Larry Flynt) might consider Audie Elizabeth Bock. Author of the 1985 college text Japanese Film Directors and a biography of auteur…
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