- Walking tour of Telegraph Hill in San Francisco
- Follow your guide in search of the city’s legendary parrot colony
- Hear interesting stories about the history of these famous birds from your guide
- Pass other unique locales including buried ships and the stomping grounds of the city's most famous dogs
- Take home a DVD copy of The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill documentary if no birds are sighted!
What You Can Expect
These red-masked parakeets are descended from released or escaped pets and have become a naturalized colony. The famous neighborhood residents have been the subject of documentaries, books, news stories and travel guides. As you walk through the hilly neighborhood with multiple winding staircases and a bevy of gorgeous homes, listen for the raucous calls of the flock. Listen as your guide points out other historical points of interest in the neighborhood, such as the original waterline of the San Francisco Bay, an urban redwood grove and a buried ship. You'll also hear the legend of famous 19th century dogs Lazarus and Bummer and see where they liked to hangout.
The flock has a mind of its own, and if for some reason you don't see any parrots, you'll walk away with a DVD copy of the documentary The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill. End your tour at Sue Bierman Park.
A portion of proceeds from your walking tour ticket benefit Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue.