Believe it or not there are officially at least 2 different flocks of wild parrots living in San Francisco. Take a tour of the Telegraph Hill neighborhood and see where they live. Learn some interesting and highly unusual facts about the city as well.
What to Expect
Featured in many travel guides and on news programs, the wild parrots of Telegraph Hill also starred in a full-length documentary and have their own best-selling book.
Head out in search of these celebrities on a 2-hour guided tour. The naturalized birds have evolved into a brand-new species of parrot that’s indigenous to San Francisco.
As you search for these famous feathered friends, your guide will point out interesting sights along the way. You probably didn’t know, but there are said to be hundreds of ships buried beneath the city’s streets.
You’ll also learn that the city’s original water line isn’t where you might think it is: look for a redwood grove. Hear about the stomping grounds of Bummer and Lazarus, San Francisco’s most famous dogs.
Your guide knows where to find the parrots, but if for some reason they’re not seen during this safari, you will receive a copy of The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill DVD.
A portion of ticket sales go to the San Francisco-based nonprofit group, Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue.
What's Not Included
- Food and drink
- Transportation to the meeting point
Know Before You Go
Wear comfortable, weather-appropriate attire. Also, be sure to bring any additional equipment for a better view of the birds.
The tour is perfect for animal lovers, bird watchers, and those who wish to see something completely different. Children who have an appreciation of wildlife will also enjoy this tour.