Flying Colors cofounder Stetson Hundgen and his ornithologist father talk about a lifetime of birding

When Stetson Hundgen was a child, he got to hang out with creatures of all kinds, Where the Wild Things Are-style. His dad, Kurt Hundgen, worked as an ornithologist at the Bronx Zoo for 20 years, so Stetson spent his days getting nibbled on by parrots, inspecting Ostrich eggs, and rounding up Canadian geese for… Continue reading Flying Colors cofounder Stetson Hundgen and his ornithologist father talk about a lifetime of birding

Where the wild parrots are—the story behind the United States’ colorful flocks

In the late 1960s, or so the story goes, Monk Parakeets, or Myiopsitta monachus, were frequently shipped from Argentina to New York as part of the global caged bird trade. Nobody knows exactly how it happened—maybe a window was left open at JFK airport, or a corrupt customs official cracked open a crate thinking it… Continue reading Where the wild parrots are—the story behind the United States’ colorful flocks