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Webinar: The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: Where Are They Now?

Webinar: The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: Where Are They Now?

Date: Friday, May 7, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm PDT (double-check your local time with this time zone converter)

Parrot lovers were captivated by the wild, feathered cast of the 2003 documentary by Judy Irving, as well as by their co-star, Mark Bittner. Join us for a Free, live, interactive webinar with our very special guest, Mark Bittner. Mark will talk about the film and the birds, including updates on both! This is a webinar you don’t want to miss! For those who haven’t seen the movie or want to watch it again, it is still available on DVD or for viewing online through several services.

About Mark

In 1973, at the age of 21, Mark Bittner left his home in Seattle for San Francisco with two aims: he hoped to make a career in music and to unravel the mysteries of consciousness. The only unraveling that took place was his hope to have a career in music, and he ended up on the street. But he never quit his pursuit of the mysteries of consciousness. Surprisingly, a lot of the loose ends of his many-years-long study came together in 1996 when he began to feed and observe a flock of wild parrots in San Francisco. Out of that experience came a book and a documentary film, both entitled “The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill.” Mark is currently working on a book and a complementary set of music recordings about the events that led up to his time as a homeless seeker. The book is called “Street Song” and the recordings are called “Street Songs.”

Missed our webinar? No problem! You can access the webinar in its entirety here:


7 thoughts on “Webinar: The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: Where Are They Now?

  1. I still have a copy of the Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, and so look forward to Friday and hearing Mark Bittner doing an update.
    Thank you,

  2. I have a copy still in shrink wrap. I bought it after seeing the premiere in Denver when I believe it was Laura who made the presentation. I cried.

  3. I was unable to be online when this was live, unfortunately. I h
    would love to see it !!
    Is there going to be any way to watch it later ??



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