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FREE Wild Parrot Safari Brooklyn: Special Doubleheader

Updated: Apr 01, 2009 11:41
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Well, it’s the first week of April, so I’m sure I hardly need to tell you that the Quaker Parrots are stirring in Brooklyn. These parrots, also know as Monk Parakeets, are something of an anomaly here and there are many theories explaining exactly how they arrived. Luckily, Steve Baldwin, an internet marketing manager AND the man behind, is a damn devoted fan of these 'œillegal avians'. His day job and combined authentic curiosity and childish love for the birds reminds me how awesome people are sometimes.

Steve is also the man behind the FREE Wild Parrot Safari. The next excursion is this Saturday, April 4th. Get all of the details here. And, if you missed the fine print, DON’T WEAR BRIGHT ORANGE! 'œFor reasons that science has not yet explained, the parrots freak out when you show them something orange.'

For background read Steve’s fleshed-out timeline that covers the trials and tribulations of the parrots from their attempted extermination in the 50’s in Argentina to a show-down with D.C. based task force on Rikers Island.

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  1. April 2, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Dear Broke-Ass Stewart,
    Thanks very much for mentioning the safari! You have great SEO, by the way: I searched for Quaker Parrot in Google Blog search and your site turned up immediately!
    best, -steve baldwin

  2. Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap
    April 2, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Glad you dug it Steve, but thank Oliver Hartman, not me. He’s the one who wrote the piece 🙂

  3. Billie Jean
    March 1, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Hey guys, I was searching images on google, Quaker Parrots, and your site came up among others about 15 pages in. I like it. I will be a fan forever as I believe we need a place or two to voice our opnions. A place were people are real and say what they mean. I’ll be back!
    Thanks, forever your fan, Billie Jean