Squawk & Play™
The Bird World provides an endless opportunity to become informed and educated. As hosts for so many varieties of parrots, we constantly work to broaden our knowledge, and in turn, want to share that information with our patrons. Since 2015 the San Francisco Bird Hotel hosted a number of successful events. We meet for our Squawk & Play™ events every last Saturday of the month from March to September. We offer a blend of activities for the afternoon. We have toy building materials, we paint, we draw, we just socialize , we forge friendships and we just have fun! We try to schedule educational talks whenever possible. For 2020 we have a number of new events in our Squawk & Play event series and invite everyone interested to socialize creatively.
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Your personal Squawk & Play
Its about time we get back in the event spirit. Granted we cannot do it as we were used to last year but we can slowly but surely build up again. So, here is what happened in early February of this year. We prepared for another epic year following the lead of 2019 and went shopping for a ton (or two) of bird toy materials. Everything we had ordered never saw daylight and never was presented because we couldn't have any parties. We need to do something about that. For all the people who joined our virtual Squawk & Play event at the end of August know how much fun the " Leather Elves" Boredom Buster Box was for our birds, and now you can book your private Squawk & Play event at the San Francisco Bird Hotel and/or put your own personal Boredom Buster Box together and go back home. Here is what we can do:
For the local folks: we will have all the items on display in the warehouse. Below are some pictures of our set up. There won't be a crowd, social distancing is no problem and you can rummage until you find what you are looking for, create your Boredom Buster box and go home. We actually we think it is a lot more fun to harness your creative talents at the Hotel and just stay for a while and create the toys right then and there. We will have tables and chairs. Bring your own refreshments and snacks and make a private event out of it. The ideal size of any party is between 2 - 6 people. The warehouse is large enough, we can open the rolling door for proper air flow (as long as the weather is nice) and oh yes- don't forget your bird! Not all birds like the warehouse so be careful. Masks are required and we have hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes ready for use. Tell us when you want to come over and we will coordinate. This can be done every day during regular business hours or on a weekend up to 5 pm.
Contact us and let us know how your private party will look like.
The Leather Elves and the San Francisco Bird Hotel have teamed up!
"Boredom Buster Box "Party
Robin Shewokis Sullivan, the bird enrichment specialist and owner of the company
"The Leather Elves" brought the "Boredom Buster Box" to life during the pandemic to entertain human and bird during the Shelter in Place order and made it possible to virtually share the experience. The "Boredom Buster Boxes " contain single pieces of different materials, shapes and textures for building bird toys. The boxes exist in three sizes ( S, M and L). No two boxes are exactly alike. The single pieces per box are enough to build 7-10 individual toys! This was fun!
Squawk & Play events are scheduled from March to September every last Saturday of the month. Sometimes we have to re-schedule due to holiday weekends. Date changes will be announced in time.
We had a blast all year long with our themed parties and we are proud to have created a social platform where bird people can meet, build toys, create friendships, have fun, and talk " bird" !
Our Squawk & Play Events for 2019 were a great success! We look forward to a FUN, feather-flying series in 2020 with a few soaring events already in the works for our ever growing flock of bird-loving friends.
Here’s your new subscription series for Squawk & Play events in 2020. Admission is now $10 per person for single events. But see below for discounted event prices. We do not charge admission for children…or birds. The admission price does not include the price of materials for toy building. These rates remain as they are. In some cases, a charge will be added to an event if the event needs to be catered or we incur speaker fees.
6 Events: $45
Yes, I’m all in: https://bit.ly/2QiWDFX
3 Events: $25
Cool, I can commit to 3 events: https://bit.ly/305LDyG
Single Event: $10
Not sure of my Saturday schedule for 2020 yet but…Oh yeah, subscribe me to the Newsletter to get my parrot party announcements: https://bit.ly/2FJzExL
*Please Note: We schedule our events on the last Saturday of each month starting at 1:00p.m. They are typically potluck style while we also provide some food and drinks.
We look forward to seeing you at our next event and hope you can signup for the 2020 Series!
Your San Francisco Bird Hotel Team
This is temporarily Suspended until we can continue with our regular Squawk & Play parties in the future!
Our events in 2019
Squawk & Play September 28
"Oktober Feather Fest"
O'zapt is! We may not be in Munich but we are right on time to chime in with the festivities...
Rent a "Dirndl" or "Lederhosen." Bring your favorite “Bier” or “bier stein,” an authentic “Bretzel” and, of course, your feathered friend!
Saturday September 28, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 5:00pm
At Squawk & Play " Oktober Feather Fest" you'll enjoy:
Drinking crafted beers (and wine)
Sampling sausages, pretzels, roast chicken, and other yummy German dishes
Competing in a filled beer steins carrying race for a prize
Meeting new bird-loving friends
Building festive, colorful parrot toys
Creating unique crafts with feathers
Cheers to seeing you there!
Squawk & Play August 24
"Hustle and Bump 70's disco party"
Time to Boogie! Get on your way to a groovin' good time at “Squawk & Play: Time to Do the ‘Hustle and Bump’ 70’s Disco Party.”
It may not be Studio 54, but Axl, Lily, and, of course, Boogie all invite you to a 70’s disco party on
Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 1:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
Bring your lava lamp, wear you platform shoes, bell-bottom pants and big hair.
Don't forget your bird. Get inspired and get down.
Squawk & Play July 27
"Parrot Poetry Party"
Eddie, our Amazon parrot, serving as Director of Recreation and Entertainment at the Hotel, invites you to,
“Squawk & Play: Parrot Poetry Party” on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Held in a cozy living room format, this literary event will encourage you to soar into the classics.
As we all know, some parrots are excellent at reciting but sometimes it’s just not poetry.
In our effort to promote avian literacy, we encourage both parrots and people to write and
recite a short (at least 3 lines) poem about birds.
To read some of the submitted poems please click here
Due to his extraordinary talents, Eddie, bonis avibus, became a scholar of the Latin language. He also devotes his time to classical music and poetry readings. He has integrated meditative activities for mind, body and feathers to the hotel’s entertainment schedule.
At “Squawk & Play: Parrot Poetry Party,” you’ll:
Get to show off your own writing skills in an ode to your bird/s and recite among fellow parrots and bird owners (3 lines minimum)
Compete for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place prizes, e.g., wind spinners, select spa treatments, and one day/night stay for 1 bird
Savor sweets, nuts, fruits, salads, snacks, and wine
Squawk, screech and talk in the company of fine feathered friends and fellow bird owners
Get your poem signed by Eddie
Squawk & Play June 29
"Soar Into the Bird Hotel Circus"
Step Right Up! Ring Master, Diamond, and troupers, Axl and Daisy, invite you to our complimentary circus, Squawk & Play: Soar Into the Bird Hotel Circus, on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Who doesn’t love the circus? The circus has enjoyed one of the longest mainstays in culture, with some dating back to the 1700s. Instead of traditional circus criers announcing the show, enjoy caique, cockatiel, cockatoo, and conure criers, and get your picture taken in our circus photo booth. This event promises lots of fun and excitement for birds and humans of all ages.
At Squawk & Play: Soar Into a Bird Hotel Circus, you'll:
·Delight in Circus Peanuts, Popcorn, Pretzels, Apples, Ice Cream, and Wine
·Compete in Our Arcade for a San Francisco Bird Hotel T-shirt
·Get Your Picture Taken in our Circus Photo Booth
·See Yourself and Your Parrot in Carnival Mirrors
·Converse with Parrots
·Revel in the Camaraderie of Feathered Friends and Fellow Bird Owners
Watch our Circus clip
Squawk & Play May 18 , 2019
“Build colorful toys for your bird"
Colorful bird foraging toys are critical for a parrot’s physical and psychological wellbeing.
This fun creative, social event allows you to make custom toys for your bird and make new friends.
Some birds even like to help pick out the materials themselves!
Squawk & Play: Creating Colorful, Engaging Toys for Your Parrot -- on May 18th from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.-- is ideal for new parrot owners or anyone who’s interested in spending an afternoon with their own bird(s) in a creative and playful setting with friends and family over appetizers, toy materials, and wine.
Squawk & Play April 27, 2019
“High Tea at the Hotel "
Dine on fine china in an English tea setting
Enjoy the camaraderie of feathered friends, like-minded fellow bird owners and their families
Relish spending time with your bird
Delight in a traditional, yet unique, English tea occasion
Savor crumpets, scones, cucumber sandwiches, fresh fruit, a fine assortment of teas, jams, jellies, and more
View our first hat competition where both birds --bird gods be willing!-- and humans compete
Engage in a craft and painting session with all things hats, birds, and tea
Watch our "High" Tea" film
Squawk & Play on March 30, 2019
“Manzanita March Madness”
Manzanita wood has long been a favorite for exotic bird owners. It’s indelible strength for perches and bird stands is well known.
The wood requires a true craftsman to ensure smooth edges, proper fit and an aesthetic look to fit your parrot luxury accommodations and in-home environment. This month’s Squawk & Play, Manzanita March Madness, is great for new bird owners or anyone who is interested in spending an afternoon with their own bird(s) in a playful setting with friends and family.
I wanna party with you !