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  • Little Saigon

    Little Saigon and Tendernob

    Little Saigon and the Tendernob are two Tenderloin neighborhoods that are home to large immigrant populations and some of the best food in the city. Join us as we take you on the only food tour of this district and explore the flavors of Asia, the Middle East, and beyond!
  • The Mission

    The Mission District

    San Francisco's 1st neighborhood, The Mission District is still the heart & soul of this vibrant city. This area is so rich in culture, that we have 4 Mission food tours & 2 neighborhood walks.
  • North Beach

    North Beach

    North Beach is that rare thing -- a neighborhood that manages to be a perennial hit with tourists, and also to remain beloved by San Franciscans. It's San Francisco's Little Italy and the home of the beatniks.
  • Scenic Running

    Scenic Running

    Just a short run from the urban landscape of San Francisco's busy city streets you will find numerous trails and parks offering phenomenal views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the City Skyline and other gems.
  • Chinatown

    Chinatown

    Established in the 1840s, San Francisco's Chinatown is the oldest Chinatown in North America and the largest Chinese community outside Asia. Our food and walking tours are 2nd to none.
  • Parrots!

    Parrots!

    Wild Parrots in San Francisco? Yes there are officially at least two flocks of wild Parrots here. These Parrots have evolved into a brand new species of parrot indigenous to San Francisco.

San Francisco’s Daily Secret for Feb 18: Explore San Francisco’s Parrots

SECRET #573 / OUTDOORS

EXPLORE SAN FRANCISCO’S PARROTS

Safari and the city

Explore San Francisco’s Parrots | Outdoors | Online | San Francisco

He kept squawking the same phrase over at us: “Polly wanna tour? Polly wanna tour?”. We half expected to turn around and find our scout decked out in full pirate regalia complete with talking parrot on his shoulder. Instead, all he wore was a conspiratorial smile and held a number in his hand. One phone call and direction to a hush-hush meeting spot later, we were with our Explore San Francisco guide who was not only pointing out the locations of buried ships along the streets but also keeping an eye for the flocks of wild parrots that are unique to our city! Spotting their unmistakable red feathers we all paused in silence waiting for them to take flight -and they did! Ahoy, you wanna tour?

P.S. Check out Explore San Francisco’s website or call on 415.793.1104 for more info.

From Explore San Francisco’s site

Wild Parrots in San Francisco? Yes there are officially at least two
different flocks of wild parrots that reside here. Featured in many
travel guides and news shows, these birds starred in their own best
selling book and full length documentary. These naturalized birds
have evolved into a brand new species of parrot indigenous to
San Francisco. A portion of ticket sales go to the San Francisco
based non profit group Mckaboo Companion Bird Rescue.
As we search for our famous feathered friends,
your guide will point out interesting sights along the way, including:
  • Buried ships– There are perhaps hundreds of these ships underneath San Francisco’s streets
    The original waterline– It’s not where you might think
    A redwood tree grove
    The stomping grounds of Bummer and Lazarus– San Francisco’s most famous dogs
Ambling along Montgomery Street showing Bummer...

Ambling along Montgomery Street showing Bummer & Lazarus, Emperor Norton I. and Frederick Coombs aka George Washington II.

 

 

 

 

We know  where to find the parrots but if for some reason we cannotlocate them during our safari, you will be ordered a copy of the DVD”The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill.”

– See more at http://www.exploresanfrancisco.biz/parrots.php#sthash.sTace4cc.dpuf

Wild Parrot San Francisco Wild Parrot San Francisco (Photo credit: mpmoran)

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