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Tag Archives: Birds

Baby Pigeons Visited DCHM, Had a Blast!

  The May 4th Meet the Fledglings program was a huge success thanks to the Wild Bird Fund and the 70+ visitors who came out to meet some of NYC’s most notorious residents- baby pigeons! The event began with a fascinating presentation by Rita McMahon of the Wild Bird Fund. First, she spoke about the different birds [...]

Blast From the Past: Quaker Parrot of Brooklyn

  There haven’t always been Quaker Parrots in Brooklyn but people began seeing them flying wild there beginning in the 1960s. The most accepted theory is that there were some mass escapes at JFK Airport. In South America, from where this species is originally, the Quaker Parrot became a nuisance. One of the ways to [...]

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