“The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill” ignited a wave of enthusiasm around the nation and went on to become an incredible box office success. The creator of the film, Judy Irving, and one of its most vocal and colorful subjects, Mark Bittner, comment on the success of their production. The parrots represent San Francisco’s untamed backyard. Does every community have its own “wild” spaces? How can local communities go from armchair conservation to the real thing . . . take Mark’s advice and “start looking!”
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