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Wild Brooklyn Parrot Safari

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Experiencia con animales ofrecida por Stephen Carl

60 minutos
Hasta 8 personas
Hablamos Inglés

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Learn about some long-time New York residents: Wild quaker parrots.

We meet on a public street corner. Once assembled, I introduce myself and talk briefly about the history of the wild monk parakeets (AKA "Quaker Parrots") in New York City. I discuss the political backstory of their displacement from Argentina, evaluate the various theories explaining their origin (including whether organized crime may have been involved in their release), and talk about some of the parrots' special qualities that have enabled their survival here. This talk is brief because my main objective is to get my party the best view of the parrots headquarters (a massive colonial nest). If there are many birds in the nests at the time we arrive, our group lingers there and I take questions from the group. If the birds are away from the nest we may decide to linger or venture further to find them. In the past my trips have taken place near Brooklyn College but the birds have been displaced from that area, so future safaris will happen at Green-Wood Cemetery. The whole trip takes about an hour. I find that 11:00 AM is a good time to start it -- this gives people in Manhattan and other areas plenty of time to get to the site via public transportation.
Learn about some long-time New York residents: Wild quaker parrots.

We meet on a public street corner. Once assembled, I introduce myself and talk briefly about the history of the wild monk parakeets (AKA "Quaker Parrots") in New York City. I discuss the political backstory of their displacement from Argentina, evaluate the various theories explaining their origin (including whether organized crime may have been involved in their release), and talk about some of the parrots' special qualities that have enabled their survival here. This talk is brief because my main objective is to get my party the best view of t…
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Conoce al anfitrión, Stephen Carl

Anfitrión en Airbnb desde 2019
  • 4 reseñas
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I've been leading "Wild Brooklyn Parrot Safaris" since 2006. The objective of these trips is to see -- and learn about -- the interesting history of the Wild Quaker Parrot in New York City. These birds arrived in the 1960s after escaping from Kennedy Airport. The "safaris" take place on public locations in Brooklyn and take about an hour to complete. I tell the group what I know about the history of the parrots, including how they've managed to survive in NYC, the story behind their arrival (they were kicked out of Argentina in the early 1960s), and their special characteristics (highly intelligent, loud, and social). These trips are family-friendly.

My trips have garnered media attention in the past from CNN, the Brooklyn Eagle, WPIX, WXTC, the New York Post, and other outlets.
I've been leading "Wild Brooklyn Parrot Safaris" since 2006. The objective of these trips is to see -- and learn about -- the interesting history of the Wild Quaker Parrot in New York City. These birds arrived in the 1960s after escaping from Kennedy Airport. The "safaris" take place on public locations in Brooklyn and take about an hour to complete. I tell the group what I know about the history of the parrots, including how they've managed to survive in NYC, the story behind their arrival (the…
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Todos los anfitriones deben seguir las normas creadas en conjunto con World Animal Protection (Sociedad Mundial para la Protección de los Animales).

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Conoce más de 300 tipos de animales, desde alpacas hasta cebras.

Donde estarás

Our main activity will be the main gate of Green-Wood Cemetery (where the parrots have their nests), and the area immediately West of the main gate (where the parrots often range). If time permits (and we've already seen plenty of wil parrots), a trip up Battle Hill to the stature of Minerva is an option. This view gives a very open view of the harbor and Lower Manhattan.

Lee todas las reseñas. Recibiste 4 reseñas con una calificación de 5.0 sobre 5.

Iris
noviembre de 2019
Stephen was a wonderful guide. We learned so much, not only about the parrots, but also about the history of the cemetery and the surrounding area. Stephen was kind, passionate, and easy-going. His passion for the parrots and for the park was infectious. Highly recommend this tour!
Stephen was a wonderful guide. We learned so much, not only about the parrots, but also about the history of the cemetery and the surrounding area. Stephen was kind, passionate, an…
Jenifer
noviembre de 2019
Such a great experience for an animal lover like myself! Stephen is truly passionate about these beautiful birds and it is evident how much he enjoys sharing the knowledge with his guests. I got so much more than expected.
Patricio
noviembre de 2019
Stephen was a fantastic guide. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. His enthusiasm made the tour very warm and worthwhile. Highly recommended.
Veronica
noviembre de 2019
Definitely great experience

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Política de cancelación

Todas las experiencias pueden cancelarse y reembolsarse completamente dentro de las 24 horas posteriores a la compra, o al menos 7 días antes del inicio de la experiencia.

Requisitos para los huéspedes

Pueden asistir 8 personas de 18 años de edad o más.

Más consejos

Please dress appropriately for the weather. If it happens that the weather is bad on the day of our Safari, I will notify you no later than 12 hours prior to the event that it is cancelled.